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Blackwood Legacy Welcomes Paul Secord

May 17, 2012 By: Aaron Category: Blackwood Legacy, SG Artists, SG Industry News, SG Music

After the sudden departure of Daniel Rivera, the search was on for a new tenor for the group. Today, it was announced that the man for the job is Paul Secord:

Daniel Childs, descendent of the original Blackwood Brothers Quartet and lead singer for Southern Gospel group Blackwood Legacy, announced today the addition of Paul Secord as tenor singer for the quartet.

“Our last tenor left very suddenly,” Daniel said, “so we were pressed to find a fill-in as quickly as we could.  After praying about it and searching through dozens of resumes, we knew that Paul was a special candidate and was someone we wanted to meet.  And, as it turns out, he’s not only a very talented guy, but an incredibly nice guy as well.”

Secord flew to Portland, Oregon to join the group on tour last week, and after much prayer and thought, both Secord and Rick Price (group leader / emcee) felt that making Paul a permanent addition to the group was the right step.

“So excited to have Paul here,” says Price.  ”He will be recognized as one of the great vocalists in Gospel music today.  He’s a great friend, musician, and has an ability to communicate with an audience – which is truly a gift from God.  We feel blessed to have the sudden opportunity to add him to our team.  God certainly can take something that was meant for harm, and turn it into something good!”

Paul Secord has a long history in ministry and in entertainment, having been a featured performer at Walt Disney World, as well as having been a Worship pastor at a church in Virginia Beach.  Paul currently resides near Nashville with his wife, Dawn, and their two wonderful children.

“I am thrilled to be a part of Blackwood Legacy,” says Secord.  ”I believe my gifts are a great match for their ministry and can’t wait to see what God does when we put it all together.”

Paul will be featured on all the upcoming tour dates with the group, and will also be featured on their next album, which is currently in the works.

For more information, visit the group online at www.theblackwoodlegacy.com.

I admit that I am unfamiliar with Secord’s voice, but I am looking forward to hearing how he affects the sound of the group. Perhaps this change will be one that finally stabilizes the lineup for a good long while!