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From falling asleep behind his Mom’s drum set while she and Dad played Country & Western songs in dance halls, to being taught how to two-step and waltz by Grandma at those dances, music has always been the primary focus of Terry's life.
In his early school years, Terry’s preference of music over sports won hands-down. As a vocalist and trumpet player, he performed at regional contests, scoring top honors, and loved to be part of the marching band, and accompanying the annual musicals put together by the school’s music department.
His 25+ yr. musical career was “officially” launched in 1983 at a High School talent show, with the formation of his first band with some classmates from band class.
He began “life on the road” playing in clubs and other venues in 44 states across the US, performed for our military troops in Germany, Austria, and Italy, and has led Ministry Crusades in SE Asia.
Coming from an extremely talented musical family, Melissa's love and passion of all things music is no surprise. Melissa started singing in church at a young age. She developed an undeniable love for Southern Gospel music as a result of her family's Southern Gospel Quartet, The Messengers, that successfully sang all across the Midwest for over 33 years.
In junior high and high school Melissa excelled in vocal music earning several awards, elite small group and solo positions, and state honor choir. With college came a vocal music scholarship to Washburn University.
Joining her mom and local Pastor's wife, Melissa sang soprano in a ladies trio called Sweet Assurance, and she also joined her uncle, cousin and mom in The Messengers Quartet singing the baritone part. She has been a member and part of the Worship team at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene in Topeka, KS for 21 years.
Terry and Melissa blend both of their backgrounds by singing all types of music together, as well as Southern Gospel (as "The Wrights") and kids music (as "Peanut Butter Hamster").
They currently make their home in Topeka, KS with daughter Taylor and son Brett.
The Wrights: http://www.thewrightsministries.com
Peanut Butter Hamster: http://www.peanutbutterhamster.com