Announcement and Concert Review:  Kingsmen Quartet (McDonough, GA)

Announcement and Concert Review: Kingsmen Quartet (McDonough, GA)

I’ve saved this review for a little while so that I could hopefully include the announcement of Alan Kendall’s selection as the new baritone for the Kingsmen! And I’m very glad to say that I can now release this post!

The Ole Country Church was the venue for this concert on August 10th! The Kingsmen appeared and brought with them their brand new lead singer, Chris Bryant, as well as Georgia boy, Alan Kendall who was performing during his very first weekend with them. In case you aren’t familiar with Alan, he sang lead for the Melody Boys Quartet and for the last couple of years he has been singing as a soloist and as the lead singer for Jordan’s Bridge. He has also been promoting some wonderful concerts at his home church, McConnell Memorial Baptist Church in Hiawassee, Georgia. Alan has now been named as the new Kingsmen baritone!!

This lineup that included returning tenor Chris Jenkins and hall-of-famer Ray Dean Reese was met with enthusiasm from the full auditorium of southern gospel fans. Since both Randy Crawford and Bob Sellers are gone, Chris Jenkins has taken over the emcee duties and he did a great job!

The sound of this lineup seemed much fuller and richer to me with the different voices. The program included a great combo of classic and new songs from their latest album, “They Don’t Know.” I was surprised that a lineup this new also performed a very slow, a capella song – The Old Ship of Zion.

Videos:  I already released two of the following videos from this concert on a previous “First Look” post when Chris Bryant was named as the new lead singer. I’ve added a few more here so you can hear from this brand new complete lineup.

I would post more videos from this wonderful concert, but I have to save some for later! I plan to see the Kingsmen again at a Georgia concert in September.

Here is a link to the Kingsmen press release.

Diana Brantley

Diana is from the Atlanta, Georgia area and is a relatively recent southern gospel fan, having started listening avidly about 15 years ago. With easy access to eastern Alabama, southeastern Tennessee and north and central Georgia, Diana attends as many concerts as her schedule allows to see a wide variety of artists.

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  1. David Stuart
    Reply August 30, 15:59 #1 David Stuart

    Thanks Diana, really enjoyed those video clips.

  2. Darrell
    Reply August 30, 20:54 #2 Darrell

    I heard the Kingsmen about of week after Bob quit. Bryan Hudson was filling in that evening. They did a good job. But I can hear that “fuller and richer” sound in these videos. Looks like the new guys bring a lot of energy as well to the line-up. So I hope I can get to hear them again sooner rather than later.

  3. Dave
    Reply September 01, 01:40 #3 Dave

    Nice! Sounds beautiful and looks like they have great energy singing! So glad they have gotten what appears to be another great line up. Can’t wait to hear a new album with these guys.

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