“I am so thankful for this opportunity to sing with The Greenes. This is a wonderful situation for both me and my family. I not only admire their pursuit of excellence in music and ministry but also as people,” said Lancaster.
“Tony, TaRanda and John have quickly found their place in my heart, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
Lancaster has been in Southern gospel music since 1987. He was a member of The Mullins from 1987 to 1999, The Nelons from 1999 to 2001, The Martins from 2002 to 2004 and EveryDay Driven from 2006 to 2008.
He has spent some time filling in for several groups over the years, including Karen Peck & New River, The Booth Brothers, Three Bridges, The Blackwood Gospel Quartet and many others.
Paul currently lives in Blanchester, Ohio, with his wife, Michelle, and their three sons: Alexander, Ethan and Jackson.
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The legendary Prophets Quartet has added legendary pianist, producer and industry leader Eddie Crook to the group.
Crook will be assuming the role of pianist, as well as assisting in administrative duties for the group.
The newly formed Prophets Quartet has been revived by Southern gospel legend Ed Hill and also features the talents of veteran Bill Baize, Gaither Homecoming favorite Mike Allen and newcomer/songwriter Paul Jackson.
“I’ve known Ed Hill for 47 years or more and am honored to be a part of the return of The Prophets. These voices sound amazing together. They just needed a good piano player,” said Crook in a press release.
“We are so excited about Eddie joining The Prophets,” added Hill. “He’s been a big part of this industry for many years.”
Eddie will be adding his talents in the studio as well. Riverbend Media is currently putting the finishing touches on the group’s debut release featuring classic Prophets’ tunes as well as brand new songs.
For more information, visit www.prophetsquartet. com.
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The Gaither Vocal Band, along with Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, has reached the top of the Singing News Top 80 Chart with “Love Is Like A River” for this month.
Greater Vision’s “It Means Just What It Says” is No. 2. “Hey,” by Karen Peck & New River; “The Broken Ones,” by The Talley Trio; and “Prayin’ Man,” by Brian Free & Assurance rounds out the top five.
Six through 10 includes “Mercy Walked In,” by Gordon Mote; “You Are With Me,” by The McKameys; “Holy Shore,” by The Perrys; “The Light of the Lamb,” by The Whisnants; and “Finished Indeed,” by The Kingsmen.
Mike and Kelly Bowling’s “Your Cries Have Awoken The Master” went from No. 32 to No. 13.
“I Still Have It All,” by HisSong, made a big move, going from No. 63 to No. 31.
No song made its debut in the top 40, but several songs entered the Top 80 including: “We Speak You Name,” by The Nelons, at No. 45; “Pour It On,” by Jerry Bennett, at No. 48; “Winner Out of a Sinner,” by Reggie Saddler Family, at No. 50; “Step On Over,” by Greater Cause, at No. 53; and “Miracle,” by Aaron & Amanda Crabb, at No. 56.
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Paul Lunsford can be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com