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Cross 4 Crowns Announces New Tenor

November 27, 2008 By: Aaron Category: Cross 4 Crowns, Monument Quartet, SG Artists, SG Industry News, SG Music

Knoxville, TN (Press Release)

David Hoskins, manager of Crossroads Entertainment artist Cross 4 Crowns, is pleased to announce the addition of Matt Felts to the tenor position with the group. Matt, for the last two years, has sung with Monument Quartet. Allen Leath, owner of Cross 4 Crowns, states “Matt is truly a once in a lifetime find for our ministry. Matt’s singing is incredible, but his heart for ministry and people is beyond words. All of the guys knew, after just talking to Matt, he was the one for us.”

Matt continues, “I am excited to be a part of this incredibly talented group. It is wonderful to see the hand of God working in these men and it’s an honor to be a part of that. I want to thank Monument, most especially Marshall, for the last two years. It was truly a blessing to go and spread God’s love to countless thousands at fairs across America. Thank you to all the friends and fans who supported us night after night. I will miss Marshall, Jerry, Daryl and the band greatly but I am excited to begin this new chapter in my ministry.”

Former tenor Dallas Rogers came to the group a few weeks ago and said the doctor had put him on complete vocal rest, and he felt it would be best to come off the road for now. We wish Dallas the best of everything and truly thank him for being a part of our group. We will miss him very much.

Cross 4 Crowns will be going into the studio shortly after the new year to begin work on their sophomore project with Crossroads Entertainment, so keep listening.

Until I got this press release this morning, I was unaware that Dallas Rogers had come off the road. I am familiar with Matt Felts’ work with Monument, and he is a very underrated tenor. This lineup of Cross 4 Crowns should be fantastic.

This does make me wonder, however, if the rumors about Monument disbanding are true… Nevertheless, I am anticipating hearing the new project from Cross 4 Crowns.

For those unfamiliar with Matt, Daniel Mount conducted an interview with him last year.

Brad Smith Leaves Monument Quartet?

January 08, 2008 By: Aaron Category: Blackwood Gospel Quartet, Josh Garner, Monument Quartet, SG Artists, SG Industry News, SG Music

Hmm… according to Kyle Boering’s blog, it may be so.

Apparently, Smith was singing baritone with the Blackwood Gospel Quartet, which, if I’m not mistaken, is the same group that Josh Garner joined (permanently or not) as lead singer recently.

Interesting…. I’d monitor this one closely.

UPDATE: My mistake. It was Wes Burke’s blog, not Kyle’s.