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Youtube Spotlight: Skyline Boys

February 25, 2014 By: Aaron Category: SG Artists, SG Music, The Skyline Boys, Youtube

Last weekend found me attending the Winter Hearts Benefit Concert, an annual event held in my home area of Lynchburg, VA. Each year, this organization brings in a Southern Gospel group (or multiple artists) to put on a concert to benefit a local family in need. This time, the lineup featured Howie McKinney (a soloist from Salem, VA), the Skyline Boys, and the Rick Webb Family. Space constraints and battery life prevented me from capturing the Rick Webb Family’s set, but I will say that I came away impressed from my first time hearing them. It was mentioned by the promoter that they are return favorites for the event, but I had never had the opportunity to hear them.

I did manage to take a few clips of the Skyline Boys. They were traveling with a fill-in lead singer after Brian Alvey’s departure, but it was not mentioned from the stage that he was filling in, and you wouldn’t have known the difference if you weren’t aware that they are searching. I hadn’t seen the group outside of NQC before, so it was nice hearing a fuller set from them. They did two songs from their new project, Love Came Through, and I was able to capture one: “Sing It, Brother, Sing It.” The new songs went over very well.

The lineup for this concert was tenor Jodi Hosterman, fill-in lead Chris Williams, baritone Chris Little, and bass Dennis Powers.

5 Comments to “Youtube Spotlight: Skyline Boys”

  1. Jodi Hosterman says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these Aaron. It was a great night and it’s always good to see you!

  2. Do you have a video on you tube of the Skyline Boys
    Singing the song I’m Not Saying Goodbye.

    • They did stage that song that night, but my camera was acting up during that time. I’ll keep trying to salvage that file and see if I can get that one posted. That’s a good song!

  3. Darrell says:

    I feel bad for Dennis. You think he finally has a nice solid quartet, then his lead singer leaves after what, 6 months with the group? Granted if Brian has been commuting from TN every week, I could see that could get very tiring very quickly. God’s best to Dennis and the rest of the Skyline Boys.


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