A family in Campbell County doesn't spend a lot of time at home because they are on the road sharing the Gospel through music.
He lives in Jacksboro now but back in the 1970s, Wendell Birdsong was in a rock band in California.
"I got into drugs and alcohol and all this kind of nonsense. Got into it with the police and was arrested a number of times," Wendell Birdsong said.
Then a friend invited him to move to Seattle, he went to church, where he found the Lord and his wife Linda.
"We decided when we got married we might as well have kids. I think that's what married people do. And so we had seven of them," he said.
Every member of the extended family has a talent for music.
They are the Birdsongs.
Years ago their music took them on the road and somehow they ended up in Tennessee living in Campbell County with a regular gig at Dollywood.
"They would call from the sound booth and say are ya'll ready the show starts in 60 seconds and that would give us 60 seconds to pray that God would be glorified in something that we do," he recalled.
Coleene Birdsong explained, "God's just given us that love for using music to glorify Him."
They perform concerts with a Christian message in all sorts of venues and they also do anti-bullying shows in public schools.
Benjamin Birdsong said, "When we go there we try to do things the kids have heard. Try to get them to sing along with you. Anything from Bon Jovi to One Direction and everything in between just to kind of get on the same page with them but then we do share our own original songs."
The family shares music and daily prayer.
"Ministry is on the road but it's also off the road. It never stops," Coleene said.
When they are off the road they are at home in Jacksboro where they catch up on reading and home cooking and jam sessions.
And the Birdsongs look forward to their next tour.
"This is kind of our mission field. Wherever we are planted we want to do our very best to love the people," Benjamin said.
Wendell said, "We're not the Partridge Family. We're not the Brady Bunch. We're not that squeaky clean. We argue, we fight, we have problems, but we believe in grace and forgiveness and healing and that's what we try to share when we're traveling."