Country Music Success Stories | Season 2 Episode four - Lily Isaacs of The Isaacs
We love it so much. We love our fans, we love what we do, and it is exhausting, but I think it’s a calling on our lives where, we have to do this. This is part of our blood. It’s our calling.
- Lily Isaacs
In this interview, we settle into the living room of Lily Isaacs, co-founder & matriarch of The Isaacs, a multi-award-winning family group whose music is described as Southern Gospel, bluegrass and Americana. But no matter how you describe their music, the magic is in the harmonies which are so tight, so ethereal, they are a religious experience. Born in Germany after World War II, Lily is the child of holocaust survivors. Her parents were Polish Jews who were forced out of their homes by the Nazis at gunpoint and sent to concentration camps where they nearly starved to death. A proud immigrant to the United States, Lily grew up in the Bronx, New York where she loved to sing and was by her own admission, a bit of a hippy. She and her singing partner landed a recording contract with Columbia Records at only 19! Soon after, Lily married musician Joe Isaac, she converted to Christianity. The couple had 3 children: Ben, Sonya & Becky and it wasn’t long before they realized that their children had incredible musical gifts. The Isaacs family band was formed 35 years ago and continues to pack audiences worldwide with their own brand of deeply moving, faith-based music. For an inspiring story of faith, perseverance and success in the music business, just hit that download button!
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