What in the world is Americana Worship? It is worship and music for all ages and covers the gamut of music styles that are loved in the United States (hence the Americana). You see, The McNeills love all different types of worship music and drawing people from the very young to the young at heart into a spirit of worship. At least that's their hope! Their musical styles and influences are as big as their family.
From praise and worship, to bluegrass, to a Capella, to country gospel, to the great hymns of old, The McNeills truly have something that everyone can enjoy - bridging the generation gaps with a unique style, variety of music and lineup. As a matter of fact, their style is so unique that they don't fit into the box of traditional music genres. And that's the way they like it! When they first got started singing, producers didn't know what to do with them because their music was so broad in spectrum. One producer said... the best I can do is call you Americana.
Dad grew up in the church choir, moved to the praise team and then eventually led the contemporary service in a large church in the Dallas, Texas suburbs. Mom joined in those activities with him. As the kids grew older, they too formed a love of the different styles of music. Their twist on having a band that includes the keyboard, acoustic guitar, bass, cajon, fiddle, mandolin and banjo that can do a "hot off the press" contemporary song as easy as they can do a hymn, grabs the attention of the young and old.
Their desire is not to entertain the people (although that happens), but to draw people of all ages into a heart of worship, to encourage and uplift the body of Christ, and share - through music - what the Lord has done in their lives. This is a group that you have to see to believe - one of the most watched groups that you have never heard of...