“Heaven Belongs to You”
The Wilson Family of Cades
JEF Records (release date: March 7, 2023)

By Robert M. Marovich

Most family groups consist of a few members, maybe five or six tops, but the Wilson Family of Cades, South Carolina, sounds like an entire choir on “Heaven Belongs to You.”

That would be because there are sixteen members in the group so, yes, they qualify as a choir. While the Wilson Family’s harmonies evoke the senior choir, their lead vocals and overall swagger speak to their gospel roots.

Recorded live at the Mt. Clair Missionary Baptist Church in Lake City, South Carolina (Rev. Reginald Elmore, Pastor), the song is one of those classic stompers with a simple message: Heaven is yours, offered freely to the kindhearted. Just do right, press on, and accept your reward.


  1. Natausha Wilson May 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    This family is the read deal. I am walking throug my home praising God through this awesome song Heaven Belongs to You. This group is well on their way.

  2. Edwin May 6, 2023 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    This family sound is awesome.

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Written by : Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.