During the late '60s, John Roger Breland had a dream of starting a Christian band. His goal was to share the message of the Gospel through music. In June of 1971 Breland's dream became a reality with the formation of the group, Truth, an acronym for "Trust, Receive, Unchangeable, True Happiness" in Jesus. The group performed its first tour with only 15 members. Some were barely out of high school. For the first several years of their existence, the group performed 400 concerts annually and traveled 50 weeks of the year. As Truth became more established, they performed 260 live concerts each year, and spent the rest of the time in recording studios.By the beginning of the 21st century, Truth had 22 members, and had traveled to all 50 American states and 21 different countries. The group had produced almost 60 albums and performed before more than ten million people in over 9,000 concerts. In 2000, Truth was accepted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The Truth Legacy Collection was released in 2001, shortly after the group performed its farewell tour. ~ Diana Moes VandeHoef

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