The Kingsmen Quartet

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The Kingsmen
Also known asCarolina Boys (2001–04)
OriginAsheville, North Carolina
GenresSouthern gospel
Years active1956–present
Members
  • Ray Dean Reese
  • Chris Jenkins
  • Alan Kendall
  • Chris Bryant
  • Brandon Reese
  • Andrew Ishee
Past memberssee section below
Websitekingsmenquartet.com

The Kingsmen Quartet (better known as The Kingsmen) is an American Southern gospel vocal quartet.

Musical career[edit]

The Kingsmen are a Southern Gospel vocal quartet based out of Asheville, North Carolina. Many singers of Southern Gospel including Jim Hamill,[1] Squire Parsons,[2] Anthony Burger,[3] Mark Trammell, and others have been members of The Kingsmen.

GMA Dove Awards

  • Album of the Year – Big and Live (1974)
  • Album of the Year – Chattanooga Live (1978)
  • Southern Gospel Album of the Year – From Out of the Past (1980)

Singing News Fan Awards

  • Favorite Group (1980, 1985)
  • Favorite Traditional Male Quartet (1981)
  • Favorite Horizon Group (2002, as Carolina Boys)
  • Favorite Lead: Jim Hamill (1974, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985)
  • Favorite Male Singer: Jim Hamill (1981, 1984, 1985)
  • Favorite Tenor: Johnny Parrack (1976), Ernie Phillips (1980, 1981)
  • Favorite Bass: Ray Dean Reese (1979, 1985)
  • Favorite Baritone: Wayne Maynard (1981), Parker Jonathan (1992, 1993)
  • Favorite Band (1978, 1981 to 1984, 1986 to 1997)
  • Favorite Musician: Anthony Burger (1980 to 1989)
  • Favorite Musician (non-pianist): Tim Surrett (2004, 2005)
  • Favorite Horizon Individual: Bryan Hutson (1997)
  • Song of the Year: "Sweet Beulah Land" (1981), "Wish You Were Here" (1992)
  • Album of the Year: Wish You Were Here (1992)

Other

  • BMI Radio Airplay Award, “Oh Yes I Am” (2016)
  • BMI Radio Airplay Award, “Battle Cry” (2017)
  • Gospel Music Hall of Fame (Inducted in 2000)[4]
  • Christian Music Hall of Fame (inducted in 2007)[5]
  • Southern Gospel Hall of Fame
    • Eldridge Fox, inducted in 1998
    • Jim Hamill, inducted in 2004
    • Anthony Burger, inducted in 2007
    • Ray Dean Reese, inducted in 2008
    • Squire Parsons, inducted in 2008
    • Mark Trammell, inducted in 2018
    • Ernie Phillips, inducted in 2019[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". www.sgma.org. Archived from the original on January 14, 2006. Retrieved January 13, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 17, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 26, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Hallmuseum.com". Hallmuseum.com. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 6, 2008. Retrieved May 18, 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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