Nashville, TN (September 22, 2022) Butler Music Group is excited to announce the release of a new album "God Works Like That" from The Promise! The title track is their newest radio release and is steadily climbing the charts!
Producer Les Butler states, "Debra is a force; a wall of energy. I love it! She has assembled a group of individuals who can stand toe to toe with anyone in our industry. In the course of finishing an album they had previously started, it became apparent that we could easily work together for a greater good. BMG finished this album for them and felt like it was something we could build upon moving forward. This new album is strong and will bless many."
Butler continues, "And, we're so excited to be working with them, that we have already started working on another album with an eye toward the Family Music Group label. Look out world, here comes The Promise!"
Debra Carter Peele, co-founder, and general manager of The Promise also stated, "We are beyond thrilled to join the BMG label. As a faith-based ministry, sharing the message of the gospel through our songs and the words of our testimonies. it is important for us to find a label that respects our most important priority and that is to see the lost come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is what it is all about for THE PROMISE. We have found our home in FMG. Les Butler is a tremendous man of God. We have found Les to be a person that keeps his word. We are blessed and so very thankful for this opportunity."
About The Promise:
Debra Carter Peele grew up in Dunn North Carolina and now makes her home in Brentwood, Tennessee. She accepted the Lord when she was in the sixth grade. Through the years, she wandered away from the Lord and sang secular music. On January 19, 2009. She surrendered her life to Jesus. Debra felt the Lord leading her to start a group that would sing praises to him but resisted the call. She does not read music, did not sing harmony, and had lost most of her hearing in her right ear in an accident. In an act of obedience, The Promise was formed. For seven years, she sang without her hearing, then in 2017, the Lord restored her hearing during one of The Promise services after someone from the congregation came and prayed for her while she was at the product table. Debra never dreamed of where the Lord would take The Promise. She, and The Promise sing to an audience of one, Jesus Christ. The one comment that blesses the group more than any other is the people can feel the presence of the Lord when they sing. That is what s all about…. sharing the message of Jesus through song and the words of their testimonies. Debra currently lives in Brentwood, Tennessee. She is married to Randy Peele. They have three children, Aaron, Brad, and Blair, one daughter-in-law, Heather, and two grandchildren, Haylee and Kinsley. Debra is a member of the Lumbee Native American Tribe. Her father is a former Native American Chief and one of the founding members of the Cumberland Country Indian Association in Fayetteville, North Carolina. A part of her testimony is sharing what it was like being “light eyes” with blonde hair and being a Native American.
Teresa Worley Scudder Teresa is from Bowling Green, Ky., where she lives with her husband and their three children, Tyler, Clay, and Alyssa. She grew up in a singing family and has been singing since the age of eight. Teresa accepted the Lord as her savior when she was twelve years old and has since felt the calling to sing for Him and share the gospel through song. She began traveling and singing with “the Worley Family” which consisted of Teresa, her dad, and her sister. In 1991 she met and married her husband Cris and he began running the sound for the group. In 1995 the Lord moved them to Kentucky where she continued singing with groups” New Dawn”, “New Heart”, and” Living Proof.” Teresa helps with the music selection for the group and has a beautiful voice. Her heart’s desire is to see people come to know Jesus as their Savior. Teresa is married to Cris who serves as Road Manager/Sound Operator and is also co-chair of The Promise Partnership board.
Cris and Teresa have three children; Tyler (The Promise Board Member), married to Addie and has a new son, Rex. Clay, married to Emily, and Alyssa who is also a member of The Promise.
Doug Anderson is a member of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. He also travels with The Promise. Doug has also released 4 albums as a solo artist (Dreamin’ Wide Awake, Drive, The Only One, and Back Porch Christmas) and has been honored with three GMA Dove Awards: Country Album of the Year 2012 (Dreamin’ Wide Awake), Country Recorded Song of the Year 2014 (“Love With Open Arms”), and Country Album of the Year 2014 (Drive).
Doug never meets a stranger. He truly loves everyone. According to the group leader Debra Carter Peele, “Doug is an answer to prayer in the ministry. He has a heart for worship and is such a blessing to everyone.”
Doug is married to Michele. They have two beautiful daughters. Isabel and Emma.
Alyssa Scudder is the daughter of Cris and Teresa Scudder. According to Debra Carter Peele, “Alyssa has the voice of an angel that is only topped by her devout love for Jesus Christ. She loves to tell people about Jesus and has a heart for the lost.” In addition to singing, Alyssa helps with the product table as well as serves as a fashion stylist for the group.
Alyssa just finished her studies and is beginning her career as a Cosmetologist. She is engaged to Gavin Ballard and the two are planning a Fall wedding in 2023.