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O.Old Paths

Group Members

Chad Dominey (2003-2005)
Jeff Schreiber (2005-2007)
Jeremy Peace (2007-2015)

Wayne Rackley (2003-2015)

Doug Roark (2003-2015)

Brandon Barry (2006-2008, 2010-2011)
Trent Adams (2008)
Daniel Ashmore (2011-2015)

Joe Cox (???-2007, 2008)
Matt Clark (2008)
Trey Ivey (2010-2011)
Josh Townsend (2013-2015)

The Old Paths (2003-2015)


Doug Roark and Wayne Rackley began The Old Paths ministry in the fall of 2003 after spending three years together in the Rowlands, a group based in Morristown, TN. Their name was suggested by Wayne’s father, Lamar Rackley, and is based on Jeremiah 6:16 - ...Seek Ye the Old Paths..and Walk There in. The group began as a trio, but became a quartet with the addition of Chattanooga, TN native Brandon Barry.

The Old Paths began their ministry concentrating on church services rather than concert venues. They have associated with and performed at & for the Georgia Baptist Convention, Dr. Jerry Vines Evangelism Ministries, Alabama Baptist Convention, various Pastor's conferences and meetings, and various community events. The group’s mission is to uplift, encourage, minister, and present the gospel through music, testimony, and God's word.

The group started gaining national attention with the addition of former Kingsmen tenor Jeremy Peace and the release of their Today project, featuring the single “He Chose the Tree.” A young group getting national attention usually means more established groups start taking notice of the talent in the group. Brandon Barry would join the Stamps Quartet and at the end of 2008, pianist Joe Cox and bass Trent Adams would leave to join the Blackwood Quartet. The group continued on as a trio with Jeremy singing tenor and playing piano on selected songs. This lineup would release three recordings, Signature Collection (new recordings of original songs done by the group), Journey Down the Old Path, Volume 3 and His Name Is Wonderful.

In 2010, as they prepared to release their Wonderful Life recording, pianist Trey Ivey joined the group. Just after the project’s release, the group sent out word to expect a surprise at that week’s concerts. That surprise was the return to a quartet lineup with the return of Brandon Barry. Brandon’s vocal was added to the new project.

In 2011, the group released Simplicity, a project of requests recorded with a three piece band. The project was so popular that the group began work on a sequel almost immediately. Simplicity Too was released late in the year with new bass vocalist Daniel Ashmore.

The Old Paths signed with Crossroads Music Group in 2012 and released their major label debut recording, Right Now, in April of that year. The first two radio releases from that project, "Battle Stand" and "God's Great", reached the number one position on the Singing News Top 80 chart. The follow up project, These Truths, also included two number one radio singles, "Long Live The King" and "Love Them To Jesus".

On May 28, 2015, the old Paths announced that they would no longer be performing after December 6, 2015 in order to spend more time with their families.


Singing News Fan Awards
Favorite New Traditional Quartet (2013)


2004 For The First Time: The Fire Still Burns; They Raised Compassion; What God Cannot Do; I've Made It Home; For The First Time; Naaman; Servant's Heart; I've Missed Out; The Bottom Of The Hill; God's Word Will Stand. (Chad Dominey, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark)

2005 Life Again: Loving This Living For The Lord; Life Again; Little Is Much; Cloud By Day, Fire By Night; He Didn't Have The Heart; Don't Settle For The Grapes; Cross Medley; What A Day; Because Of You; Amen, That's Right; Things He Never Said. (Jeff Schreiber, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

2006 Today: Is This What You Had In Mind; We'll Sing A Song; From The Cross To The Lost; Oh Bless His Name; He'll See You Through; Empty Bucket; Portrait Of Grace; He Chose The Tree; The Rock That Will Never Roll Away; We Will Go On; You Gotta Love The Love; What Will You Choose. (Jeff Schreiber/Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

2007 Journey Down The Old Path, Vol. 1: I Never Shall Forget The Day; I'd Rather Have Jesus; I've Never Been Sorry; I Must Tell Jesus; I'm Living In Canaan Now; How Beautiful Heaven Must Be; Press Along; Heaven's Jubilee; He'll Hold My Hand; Jesus Is Coming Soon. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

2007 Journey Down The Old Path, Vol. 2: Boundless Love; It Is Well; I'll Have A New Life; After All; Canaanland Is Just In Sight; He Loves Me; Somebody Touched The Lord; Guilty Of Loving Me; Echoes From The Burning Bush; One Day I Will; Hallelujah I'm Going Home; Won't It Be Wonderful There. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

2008 Christmas Classics: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Angels We Have Heard On High; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; Go Tell It On The Mountain; Mary Did You Know; Joy To The World; The First Noel; Let It Snow; Oh Holy Night; Silent Night; The Christmas Song. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

2008 Live In Pigeon Forge: Cloud By Day, Fire By Night; Jesus Is Coming Soon; We'll Sing A Song; Life Again; It Is Well With My Soul; Oh Bless His Name; Hallelujah I'm Going Home; Somebody Touched The Lord; Echoes From The Burning Bush; Look For Me At Jesus Feet; The Rock That Will Never Roll Away; I'm Living In Canaan Now. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

2009 Signature Collection: Cloud By Day, Fire By Night; I've Missed Out; He Didn't Have The Heart; Oh Bless His Name; The Bottom Of The Hill; I've Made It Home; Going To Where He Lives; He Chose The Tree; Amen That's Right; He'll See You Through; Empty Bucket; Wedding Day; Life Again; The Fire Still Burns. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark)

2009 Journey Down The Old Path, Vol. 3: Homeland; He's Still Living; I've Got A Feeling; He Restoreth My Soul; He Is Mine; My Lord Will Send A Moses; Windows Of Home; I Know A Man Who Can; Hello Mama; We'll Soon Be Done. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark)

2009 His Name Is Jesus: Winter Wonderland; The Little Drummer Boy; It's About The Cross; Children Go Where I Send Thee; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; Oh Holy Night; His Name Is Jesus; Do You Hear What I Hear; I Have Seen The Light. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark)

2010 Wonderful Life: I Get Excited; I Of The Storm; Mercy Decided; Wonderful Life; Paved With Grace; Too Far Gone; Calvary Touched; Saved By The Blood; Do You Have His Robe; He's The Foundation. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry’s vocal added after initial release)

2011 Simplicity: Behold The Master Cometh; Sweet Beulah Land; There's Gonna Be Some Changes Made; Real Good, Feel Good Song; He's All I Need; It'll Be Joy; Leaving On My Mind; Oh What A Savior; Redemption Draweth Nigh; We Shall See Heaven Someday; Under Control; Wedding Music. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry)

2011 Journey Down The Old Paths Collection A repackaging of the three Journey Down the Old Path recordings, with Daniel Ashmore's vocal added to Volume 3. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Brandon Barry/Daniel Ashmore)

2011 His Name Is Jesus (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Daniel Ashmore) Re-released with Daniel Ashmore's vocal added

2011 Simplicity Too: I Hold A Clear Title; Come On In; Do It By The Book; He Gave Me The Well; Holy Ghost Revival; I've Read The Back Of The Book; If That Isn't Love; Jesus, I Love You; Keep It Simple; Midnight Cry; He'll Never Let Go Of My Hand; He's Still In The Fire. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Daniel Ashmore)

2012 Right Now: Battle Stand; He's My Song; Woke Up This Morning; Everlasting Yes; I Know My God Can Do It; I'm Saved; When It All Starts Happening; The Blood On My Hands; God's Great; Right Now. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Daniel Ashmore).

2013 Simplicity Continues: Ever Since That Wonderful Day; When He Was On The Cross; I Wanna Get Closer; In The Garden; I'll Live Again; I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy; Until Then; Lord Do It Again; The Anchor Holds; I've Passed Over. (Jeremy Peace, Wayne Rackley, Doug Roark, Daniel Ashmore).

2013 These Truths (Sonlite Records/SL31302): We Are Those Children; Isn't That Why He Came; Enough And Then Some; We Hold These Truths; Love Them To Jesus; If It Were Not For Grace; I'm Just Passing Through; God Said I Love You; God's Gonna Do The Same For You And Me; Long Live The King. (Daniel Ashmore, Wayne Rackley, Jeremy Peace, Douglas Roark).

2015 Stay (Sonlite Records/SL31432): Have You Ever; You Never Cease To Amaze Me; What Did They Call Him; Just Can't Get Over; Washed In The Blood; How Great The Debt; Ordinary People; Stay; Oh What A Happy Morning; Out Of The Grave. (Jeremy Peace, Daniel Ashmore, Wayne Rackley, Douglas Roark, Josh Townsend).

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