The Cockman Family Bluegrass Gospel Group is made up of four brothers, their sister and their Dad. They sing because they believe that God has given them this talent to glorify Him. The Cockmans have a unique bluegrass gospel style. Their harmonies, original songs and original arrangements of the old gospel songs have been immensely popular with their audiences. Fans love their family-style entertainment as well. As the family continues to grow, they are writing more of their own music and coming into a style all of their own. They love to sing and they love the Lord. Their family ties are strong, and the warmth of that is conveyed in their performances. The Cockman Family is featured in an hour-long PBS television program entitled 'Maker of the Stars: A Cockman Family Christmas'. The special is shown on American Public Television. They are also known in North Carolina as cast members on a series of seven, one hour PBS television specials, 'The Arthur Smith Show, Now & Then'. They also appeared on 'George Beverly Shea and Friends,' which aired on all 11, North Carolina PBS stations. The Cockman Family has been nominated for Bluegrass Artists of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year and Bluegrass Band of the Year by the Country Gospel Music Association (CGMA), and for Gold Cross Bluegrass Group of the Year by the International Country Gospel Music Association. The Cockman Family was selected as one of 'The 12 Most Creative Families In America' by American Greetings Cards and USA Today Weekend.