Tear Stains and Whiskey
The ministry of the NQC Main Stage Artist, Award Winning and Award Nominated group Back Home is a true example of the parable of the Prodigal Son. The ups and downs of life are all too familiar to Jimmy and Jennifer Layne. Through suffering several miscarriages, one to a set of twins, Jimmy’s struggle with major drug and alcoholism problems and losing both of their well-established jobs within three days of each other, the faithfulness of God has revealed itself time and time again. Journeying through their pain and heartache together, songwriting is the therapy that gets Jimmy and Jennifer through the tough times. Raw and heartfelt lyrics that can only come from “real life” experience accompany beautiful melodic tunes that are sure to touch the hearts of the young, old and everyone in between.
Jimmy and Jennifer are no strangers to the music industry. Thirty-two year veterans of vocal session work, they are two of the most sought after background singers in the country and gospel music industries and singing with artist from all over the world. While holding jobs in corporate America, the Layne’s managed to build a reputation as two of the most efficient and hardworking session singers around allowing them to build relationships with numerous of today’s most leading country and gospel artists. Knowing that God had called them into full-time ministry, Jimmy and Jennifer took a step of faith and started Back Home Ministries. They are both members of the North Cleveland Church of God in Cleveland, TN under the pastoral leadership of Dr Mark Williams.
On any given night you can find Back Home sharing their love for good music, the gospel and their love for the One who has allowed them to live their dreams and sing for Him with audiences and churches all across America. Their genuine, down-to-earth personalities and incredible voices are sure to bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart while, most of all, honoring our God!
Back Home has sang with groups such as Jeff and Sheri Easter, Voices of Lee, The Bowling Family, Bryan White, Blake Shelton Band, Rhonda Vincent, Jason Crabb, Karen Peck and New River, Brian Free and Assurance, Marty Raybon, Shenandoah, Bryan White, T Graham Brown, Bruce Carroll, The Talley’s, The Nelon’s, Phil Stacey, Gordon Mote, Adam Crabb, Aaron and Amanda Crabb, Bishop Tim Hill, The Booth Brothers, and many, many more. Back Home has also appeared on many TV productions such as Atlanta Live, TBN, TNT, Daystar, Family Friendly Network, TNN, Harmony Road TV , Gospel Music Today, 2016 Church of God General Assembly and many others.
So sit back, enjoy the music, testimony and the anointing of Back Home!
“Back Home – Nominated for 2016 – Gospel Music Fan Fair Duet of the Year”
“Back Home – Nominated for 2015 – Diamond Awards Country Gospel Album of the Year”
“Back Home – Nominated for 2015 – Diamond Awards Country Gospel Group of the Year”
“Back Home – Nominated for 2015 – Diamond Awards Video of the Year”
“Back Home – Nominated 2015 Gospel Music Fan Fair Video of the Year”
“Back Home – Nominated 2015 Gospel Music Fan Fair Duet of the Year”
“Back Home – Nominated 2014 Gospel Music Fan Fair Duet of the Year”
“Back Home – Winner of 2013 Gospel Music Fan Fair Duet of the Year “
“Back Home – Nominated Top 10 2014 Singing News Magazine Favorite New Trio of the Year”
“Back Home – Nominated for 2014 – Diamond Awards Country Gospel Group”
“Back Home – Nominated for 2014 – Diamond Awards Country Gospel Album”
“Back Home – Nominated for 2014 – Diamond Awards Female Country Artist”
“Back Home – Nominated for 2014 – Diamond Awards Video of the Year”
“Back Home – Nominated for 2013 AGM Fan Favorite Artist of the Year”
“Back Home – Nominated for 2013 SGM Fan Fair Duo of the Year ”
“Back Home – Nominated for 2011 SGM Fan Fair Duo of the Year “
“Back Home – Winner of 2010 SGM Fan Fair Duo of the Year “