Avery Road is a Christian music duo made up of Tim Wade and Jason Burton that blends country, southern gospel, and contemporary to create a sound that’s all their own. They began in the Spring of 2015 after Tim and Jason had spent years preparing for this latest endeavor. Tim was a sound engineer for Crossroads Music, one of the largest Southern Gospel labels in the country. He went on to be associate pastor at his father’s church, Jetersville Baptist Church in Amelia, VA. Jason toured with his sister in a duo called Belief in the early 2000’s when they had 2 top 20 national singles on the contempoary Christian radio chart.
Avery Road’s 3rd full-length cd entitled “Homesick” was released in Spring of 2017. it has 12 songs including a cover of the Southern Gospel anthem “I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before”. Jason has had several of his songs recorded by various artists, and he wrote 9 of the 12 songs on the new cd including the crowd favorite and future radio single “All For Me”.
The guys just scored their first national hit on the Singing News Top 80. Their pro-life anthem, “She Knows” was released nationally through Heritage Communications(Jeff and Sheri Easter, Jason Crabb) out of NC and it officially entered the national chart in March. The song has been used by multiple pro-life organizations and different promotional campaigns for pro-life causes. The song has a music video that was produced and released and it’s been a life changer for many who’ve seen it.
With a sound that really is a good mix, Avery Road’s music is appealing to fans not just of Southern Gospel, but country and contemporary as well. “We see the older folks liking a lot of the stuff we do, but we also have a little bit of a progressive edge to us that allows us to appeal to the younger crowd as well”, says Jason. “It’s NOT quartet style music”, says Tim, “but it’s in that progressive Southern Gospel mix”. The main thing is that the duo wants to represent Jesus and share him with the audience whether that be on the cd’s or in concert. They do mostly originals in concert but also will lead a hymn or worship song depending on the crowd. Several top Southern Gospel radio programmers have said that Avery Road has the ability and talent to be a big part in bringing the older generation and younger folks together and continue the rich heritage of gospel music into the coming years.
God is using this duo to bring souls into the kingdom and to change lives. It doesn’t get better than that!!!!
Birthday-January 9, 1986
Family-Married to Amanda McKinney Wade. We were married on December 31st 2006 in Asheville NC. We have 1 child living and another with Jesus in glory. Everly and Avery are their names. Everly is 3 years old and although Avery only lived 7 weeks she was such a blessing and her life and death brought people to Christ and her story still touches people today!
Where are you from, Tim? I'm from Asheville, NC originally but my family moved to Crewe, VA when I was a year old. I grew up out in the country of Southside VA. I moved back to Asheville, NC when I was 18 to intern at Crossroads Studio in Arden, NC. I also worked as an intern at Trinity Baptist where I studied under Minister of Music Jay Boyce. I met my wife Amanda at Trinity Baptist and when God called us to serve Him in VA we moved to Midlothian to work at Jetersville Baptist Church in Amelia county.
What’s your favorite verse(s)? John 8:36 “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” Ephesians 2:4-6 “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus” Galatians 6:13-16 “Not even those who are circumcised keep the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your circumcision in the flesh. May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule—to the Israel of God.”
What’s your favorite food and drink? I LOVE milk! And maybe one day VA will allow grown people to buy raw milk and drink that! LOL My favorite food is prime rib with a side of mashed potatoes.
Favorite place to eat on road? Zaxby's, Cracker Barrel, Taco Bell (don't judge)
What’s your favorite sports team(s)? I bleed GREEN and GOLD! The Oakland Athletics are my only favorite sports team because baseball is the only real sport.
What are your interests and hobbies? I love church softball, love watching any kind of baseball live or on TV. I enjoy mixing and mastering albums for people. I really like a good political or biblical debate between mature people (You learn so much when you don't live in an echo chamber). But most of my free time is with my best friend and my wife Amanda.
Who are your favorite music artists? Billy Joel, Steve Wariner, Journey, Blackhawk, The Wallflowers, Jason Mraz, Michael Bublė, Josh Wilson, Brandon Heath, Casting Crowns, The Crabb Family, Dara Mclean, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Lauren Talley to name a few.
What websites do you typically go to on a weekly or daily basis? Facebook of course! fee.org, sweetwater.com, tenthamendmentcenter.com, lewrockwell.com, khouse.org
What’s your favorite books and authors? The Bible, The Gospel of John, Ephesians, Galatians, The Naked Gospel by Andrew Farley, Revolution by Ron Paul
What local church family do you worship with? Jetersville Baptist, Amelia VA
Something folks don’t know about you that you want to share? Well, Jason said he likes snakes.....I HATE 'EM! I hate snakes, Jock! I hate 'em! Those who have seen Indiana Jones now know I'm a fan of that as well as Star Trek and Star Wars.....Yes I DO like them both.
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Birthday-November 8, 1978
Family-Family-Married to Kristi Lynn Burton. We were married on January 12th 2008 in Rapid City, SD, where Kristi is from. What a great day. We have 5 beautiful children. Ethan is 7, Isaiah is 5, Hannah is 3, and Peter Crockett is 1, and Silas is under a year old. I used to not be a “kid person” and still am not totally, but having your own little arrows in your quiver definitely changes you and teaches you a love you never knew you had. What a blessing.....
Where are you from, Jason? I was born in Petersburg, VA and lived just outside the sleepy little village of Matoaca, VA most of my childhood. Ended up moving to Nashville, TN to pursue music and then moved home to Virginia and lived in Richmond. Kristi and I currently make our home in Cumberland County, VA near the Farmville area.
What’s your favorite verse(s)? James 4:7-”Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” Also 1 Corinthians 10:13-”No temptation has overtaken you except such is common to man; but God is faithful, Who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” Galatians 3:13-14-”Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us(for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
What’s your favorite food and drink? Kristi’s chicken enchiladas, grapes, A&W root beer
Favorite place to eat on road? Zaxby’s Chick-Fil-a, a good Texas steakhouse like Logans....
What’s your favorite sports teams? UVA Basketball and Football. Wahoos! Texas Rangers baseball
What are your interests and hobbies? Love getting to know my best friend of all through just meditating and studying His word. Love getting to hang out with my best friend on earth, Kristi, my wife. Playing games with her and the kids. Love politics and news and weather. In another life I really could’ve loved working as a meteorologist or news man or radio dj.....something like that. Also love writing songs and discovering new music and I love to read. Mostly non-fiction.
Who are your favorite music artists? The Browders, Garth Brook, Joseph Habedank, George Strait, The Hinsons, Casting Crowns, Andrew Peterson, Jeff and Sherri Easter, Gordon Mote, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, America, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Highwaymen, Steven Curtis Chapman, Jason Isbell, Caedmon’s Call, and many more….
What websites do you go to on a daily or weekly basis? roughstock.com, Jesusfreakhideout.com, facebook.com, billboard.com, blueletterbible.com, awmi.net
What are your favorite books or authors? The Bible(I’ve been trying to focus more on just reading and studying His word without any outside distractions or help when it comes to theology...) John G Lake, EW Kenyon, Smith Wigglesworth, Kenneth Hagin, Charles Finney, Dwight Moody, Paul McGuire, Carolyn Keene, Thomas Horn....love the book, “The Holy Spirit Is Not For Sale”, by Lee Grady
What local church family do you worship with? New Life Assembly of God, Farmville, VA
Something a lot of folks don’t know about you that you want to share? When I was 15 I suffered a major burn that almost took my life, but God took care of me and I’ve known He’s had His hand on me since I was a little boy. I still have a scar on my hand. I also really like SNAKES! Finding them and catching them. Love it. Love Texas and the Southwest and Mountain West. One day maybe I’ll live west of the Mississippi.
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