Mercy River - Whitney Lent Permann is the long-haired brunette from Idaho Falls, Idaho; Soni Mordue Muller is the short-haired brunette from Bountiful, Utah; and Brooke Hovey Stone is the blonde from Kaysville, Utah. Mercy River has recorded several wonderful songs, many of which they arranged.
All happily married with 13 children among them, it's amazing that Whitney Permann, Brooke Stone, and Soni Muller have time for anything other than runny noses, sock hunts, and prying suckers off the van floor. But music has been a part of each of their lives since childhood, and is now a strong presence in their homes. The three friends met while singing in the Jenny Phillips Choir and there found a common love for tight harmonies and sharing the gospel through song. Over the past four years, Mercy River has traveled all over the United States and Canada as a highly sought after ensemble, performing for thousands of people while testifying of the Savior. Each member of the group brings several years of experience performing, writing, and directing hundreds of firesides and concerts—as well as recording on dozens of inspirational albums. Their self-titled debut album was released in May 2008, their second album, "Beautiful Dawn," was released in March of 2010, and their third album, "Higher," was released in February 2012. Whitney resides in Spanish Fork and loves buttery popcorn. Soni lives in Farmington and loves her bed. Brooke lives in Layton and loves her Kitchenaid.
Whitney says, "It's a humbling thing to be in front of people testifying of the Savior--and sometimes I feel very inadequate. But 2 Ne 33:4 has become my anchor (paraphrased of course!) -- 'And I know that the Lord God will consecrate my [performance] for the gain of [His] people. And the words which I have [sung] in weakness will be made strong unto them; for [they] persuadeth them to do good...and [they] speaketh of Jesus, and persuadeth them to believe in him.' I think of this every time I sing, and realize that even if it isn’t perfect, if my heart is in the right place and the Holy Ghost is with me, the right message and feelings will be communicated. What a blessing it is to sing of Him--alongside my two best friends."