Kingdom Heirs

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The Kingdom Heirs Quartet
Origin Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Genres Christian, Southern Gospel
Members Jerry A Martin
Arthur Rice
Jeff Chapman
Andy Stringfield
Dennis Murphy
Kreis French

The Kingdom Heirs Quartet are a Southern Gospel quartet based at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Musical career[edit]

The Kingdom Heirs perform multiple shows daily at Dollywood during the months that the park is open. While the park is closed, they tour just like any other group. The group has been at the park since 1981, when it was known as Silver Dollar City. It is estimated that they sing to over 2 million people each year - more than any other Southern Gospel group. Despite a short travel schedule, the guys always take time to join in the Gospel Celebration at The National Quartet Convention.

The Kingdom Heirs have also had many top ten songs, and currently have had 31 top 5 songs in a row and 7 number 1 songs including their latest number #1 song, "Just Preach Jesus", "Tell Me Why" and “He Locked The Gates”. Over the past years they have had 24 songs nominated for Song Of The Year, including songs like - "That's Why I Love To Call His Name," "I Know I'm Going There," "Forever Changed," "What We Needed"- reach #1 on the Singing News magazine charts. The Kingdom Heirs have been nominated many times for industry awards such as The SGMA Awards, Dove Awards and The Singing News Fan Awards. Winning Newcomer Group Of The Year in 1989, the group has been a constant favorite. The latest award is 2012 Band Of The Year, which the band also won in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Discography[edit]

  • 2013 Redeeming The Time
  • 2012 From The Red Book Vol. 3
  • 2011 By Request
  • 2011 We Will Stand Our Ground
  • 2010 It's Christmas
  • 2010 25th Anniversary
  • 2010 Live At Dollywood (DVD/cd set)
  • 2009 When You Look At Me
  • 2007 True To The Call
  • 2006 White Christmas
  • 2006 Off The Record
  • 2006 Live In Grand Style (video)
  • 2005 Give Me The Mountain
  • 2005 Series One
  • 2004 Going On With The Song: Live (video)
  • 2004 Lyrics Not Included (band)
  • 2004 Forever Changed
  • 2004 Spirit Of Christmas
  • 2003 Going On With The Song
  • 2003 Sing It Again
  • 2002 Anchored (video)
  • 2002 City Of Light (video)
  • 2002 Together In Song (video)
  • 2002 Gonna Keep Telling
  • 2002 N' Tune (band)
  • 2001 Classic Collection Double CD
  • 2001 Shadows Of The Past
  • 2001 Journey Home (video)
  • 2001 Live In The Smokies (video)
  • 2000 Impressions (band)
  • 2000 City Of Light
  • 1999 A Christmas Celebration (Christmas)
  • 1999 The Journey Home
  • 1998 Reflections
  • 1998 Anchored Live
  • 1997 Anchored
  • 1997 My Father Is Rich
  • 1997 Christian Family
  • 1996 Feelin' At Home
  • 1995 Forever Gold
  • 1994 Song Of Praise
  • 1993 Timeless
  • 1992 Telling The World
  • 1992 Extraordinary
  • 1991 Good Christian Men Rejoice (Christmas)
  • 1990 Live At Dollywwod
  • 1989 From The Heart
  • 1988 Live In Concert (video)
  • 1988 Classics
  • 1988 Steppin' On The Bright Side
  • 1987 Pure Gold
  • 1987 Favorites
  • 1986 Heirlooms
  • 1986 The Good Times
  • 1985 Southern Live
  • 1984 Special Edition
  • 1983 Just Arrived
  • 1982 The Kingdom Heirs (Later Changed To Vol. 5)

Current members[edit]

The Current group consists of Arthur Rice (lead), Jerry A Martin (tenor), Jeff Chapman (bass), Andy Stringfield (Pianist), Dennis Murphy (drums), and Kreis French (Owner) (bass guitar).

Tenor
Lead
Baritone
  • Steve French (1981-2014)
Bass
Piano/Keyboards
Drums
  • Rich Wilson (1984–88)
  • Stephen Arant (1988–90)
  • Dennis Murphy (1990-today)
Bass guitar
  • Kreis French (1981-today)
Lead guitar
  • Larry Hutson (1981–1982)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jodi Hosterman Resigns From Kingdom Heirs". SouthernGospel.com. 15 October 2004. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Billy Hodges Resigns From Kingdom Heirs". SouthernGospel.com. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Kingdom Heirs Announce New Bass". SouthernGospel.com. 14 October 2002. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Kingdom Heirs Announce New Pianist". SouthernGospel.com. 19 January 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kingdom Heirs Announce New Piano Player". SouthernGospel.com. 11 November 2002. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 

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