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Although he has traveled on the bus all his life, Austin is the newest member to join the Whisnants on stage. In January of 2009 after much prayer and practice, Austin became the group's bass player. While he loves playing bass guitar, Austin feels blessed to be able to sing as well. At only 18 years old, his love for Southern Gospel Music has been an inspiration to all.
Q&A with Austin…
Austin Jeffrey Whisnant
June 17, 1994
I play bass guitar for the group. I help load equipment. Aaron calls me "Soundtrack Manager"
When Were You Saved?
I was saved in 1999.
Who Is Your Favorite Southern Gospel Group?
Brian Free and Assurance
What's The First Gospel Concert You Attended?
9 months before I was born - don't know where
What's Your Favorite Food/Restaurant?
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
Don't know yet, haha
What's Your Favorite Cologne?
Mont Blanc- Individual
What's Your Favorite Automobile?
What's Your Favorite Vacation Spot?
Myrtle Beach, SC
Who Influenced You To Be In Southern Gospel Music?
Do You Have Any Unknown Talents?
I'm a good landscaper
Do You Have A Pet Peeve?
What's Your Favorite Sport/Team/Player?
Football. Carolina Panthers. Steve Smith
Who's Your Favorite Preacher?
I like Phil Hoskins and Bob Pittman
What's The Biggest Challenge Being On The Road?
Missing youth activities at my home church
What Do You Like Best About Being On The Road?
Always being "on the go"
If You Could Vacation Anywhere, Where Would It Be?
I'd like to go to Hawaii
Do You Have A Favorite Date, Or Annual Event?
I like going to the NQC
What Do You Enjoy When You're Not On The Road?
Hanging with friends and working outside
What's The Funniest Thing A Fan Has Ever Said To You?
Ok... Eric and I play with the tracks on stage. Someone asked me, "How is all that music coming from just you're bass guitar and Eric's piano?" Classic!!!
Who's Your Favorite Singer?
I like Bill Shivers and Danny Riley
Who's Your Favorite Musician?
Kevin Grant and Mike Hopper
What's A Typical Day On The Road?
Sleep til at least 11am, go into Wal-mart, eat lunch, do my school, set up equipment and go in to sing
What Advice Would You Give To Someone Wanting To Sing Gospel Music?
Make sure you like traveling on a bus!