Dynamic music remains a key element in the success achieved by Straight from the Heart.
Straight from the Heart Band frequently performs in drug rehabs, Teen Challenge Centers, prisons, and various churches, including cowboy churches. They also sing annually at the Fourth of July celebration in Roxton, TX, Galen and Mary’s former hometown. Occasionally, they share the stage with nationally acclaimed artists, such as The Freemans, The Crabb Family, The Greenes, and The Pfeifers.
In November 2005, they showcased their talents at the Gibson Café in Nashville’s Opry Mills Mall. The following December, they had the distinct honor of performing at the White House Annual Pageant of Peace. Recently, they were invited to perform at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO.
The family’s Americana music features a dynamic duo with Mary and Kendall writing and composing many of their songs.
Their live album, "The Yoder Family LIVE", was filmed at the beautiful Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, KY. In 2005, "This Is Our Country" launched a series of albums recorded at Five Star Studio in 2006. "Our Christmas Album" was made available the following year; it includes both traditional and contemporary selections. In 2007 they released another work “Nothing like Love”.
This is a 2 disc album, one being a collection of three music videos, to accompany the music videos is an audio disc. In 2009 they released “Something New” which features 7 original songs written and composed by Kendall as well as several all-time favorites. "A Journey Back in Time" an all-acoustic, bluegrass collection of favorite hymns is their most recent recording. The majority of the tracks were recorded at Five Star Studio by Kendall. All four harmony parts were sang by Mary and Kendall.