Shuffling Tenors – The Kingsmen & The Anchormen
The Singing News has announced that Chris Jenkins will be departing the Kingsmen effective December 14th to allow for more time with his son and will be joining the Anchormen after the first of the year, filling the void being left by Derrick Boyd, who is departing the Anchormen to provide full-time care for a family member.
I gotta say, I’m sad to hear Jenkins is leaving the Kingsmen; Battle Cry was one of the strongest albums of 2014, and Jenkins’ lead on “Oh Yes I Am” helped take the song to #1 on the SN Top 80, but I’m also glad to hear he’ll be staying in gospel music. Our thoughts and prayers are also with Boyd as he takes on the health care of a loved one.
As of now, no mention has been made of auditions for the Kingsmen, and no replacement has been named at this time.
Kyle has been writing for MusicScribe since 2008. He is a gospel music soloist, occasional quartet singer, and church music director who pays way too much attention to recordings. He is an alumni of Stamps-Baxter School of Music and has shared the stage with artists such as Mercy's Mark, the Dove Brothers Band, and The Oak Ridge Boys. Visit his website at www.kyleboreing.com, or follow him on Twitter @kyleboreing.