Ernie and Jason Couch from Nashville will return to the tent at the top of the hill (across Route 1 from Ralph’s Homes) to share their country gospel music Friday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m.

This Grammy-nominated father and son duo present a high-energy mixture of classic and cutting edge gospel music. Known across the United States and Canada for their live music, good humor and genuine spirit, they have been described as refreshingly different and a lot of fun. As Ernie Couch and Revival, Ernie and Jason have been working together on the road for more than 25 years and their music has charted 10 singles in the United States and Europe.

EC&R has recorded with such musical greats as George Beverly Shea, Jake Hess, George Jones, Boots Randolph, Patti Page, Danny and the Juniors and Petra, just to name a few. Their emotionally colorful music reflects the diverse musical heritage that has made Music City internationally famous. The group’s blend of traditional, country and contemporary gospel music speaks to people of all ages and all walks of life.

This is one of only two Friday night concerts at the tent remaining for this summer; Northern Breeze will cap the series Aug. 26. Anyone who has been intending to come is encouraged to do so. Those concerned about the night air or restless children are invited to come early enough to park right by the tent so they can stay in the car and still enjoy the concert.

Summer of Praise Under The Tent marks the fifth summer that Waldoboro Word of Life Church has set up the tent, allowing those who attend different churches and who don’t regularly attend at all to come together in praise and worship. Along with the Friday evening concerts, several local churches have been gathering together for 6 p.m. Sunday evening services at the tent. On Sunday, Aug. 21, Pastor Gary Leet of the Lisbon Free Baptist Church will share a message from God’s Word.

Since it’s under a tent, all events are held rain or shine. All are welcome to stop by for as long as they are able to stay; bring a lawn chair (or a cushion) if folding metal chairs are too uncomfortable. A good-will offering will be taken to help cover traveling and other expenses. For more information, call 446-3288.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or