Family of Tribes Biography Organized- The Family of Tribes began on October 16, 1972. The group consisted of Father (Lester Burks) and Mother (Ella Mae Burks) and their children. Family History- The Family of Tribes are from a family of 16 children, 8 boys and 8 girls. Their father and mother (Lester and Ella Mae) instilled strong values and principles in all 16 children. Their father, Lester Burks was called home to his eternal rest November 4, 2000. Their mother Ella Mae Burks is still the 'Strong Leader of the Group'. God has blessed the Family of Tribes with the opportunity to travel and sing all over the world. Through the ministry of the Family of Tribes the Lord has blessed, saved, and healed many people. 'Our Message Is In Our Music' Recording Success- The Family of Tribes recorded their first album, 'In God We Trust' in 1986. It included songs such as 'Nobody But You Lord', 'Jesus Will Fix It', and 'Amazing Grace'. Our second CD 'Truely Blessed' was recorded in 1998. It Included hits such as 'Behind the Cross', 'Lift Him Up', 'Without You Lord', 'Victory'. Our single releases are 'Momma', and 'Going Home'. The Family recorded a song on Eld Willie J. Mangruen solo project titled 'Follow Jesus'. The Family of Tribes has proven over the years to be one of the most loved groups. Prestigious Events- Freeport Grand Bahamas International Quartet Convention, Georgia Award Show, Luther Barnes Song Ministry Fall Gospel Classic, the Birmingham Quartet Convention, and the Mississippi Multicultural Festival Nominations- Best New Artist- Bahamas, New Artist Award- Birmingham,AL, Best Family Group - Huntsville, AL (2) Artist Group Has Performed With- The Canton Spiritual, Lee Williams, Luther Barnes, The Bolton Brothers, The Jackson Southernaires, The Lumzy Sisters, The Singing Disciples, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Mississippi Mass Choir, True Belivers, The Christianaires, Slim and the Supreme Angels, The Brown Singers, Spencer Taylor and the Highway QC's, Johnathan Slocomb, and many more......... The new CD entilted ' Going Home'