December 21, 2020

The Kingsmen Release ’40th Anniversary Reunion (Live)’

 The Kingsmen—one of Southern Gospel music’s most successful groups—have released 40th Anniversary Reunion (Live), which offers audible commentary, intros, humor & general never-heard-before fodder amongst some of their biggest hits over 4-decades of releasing Christian titles, all performed live on the 40th Anniversary Reunion show.

The Kingsmen (also known as Kingsmen Quartet) are a 3x Dove Award and unprecedented 32-time Singing News Fan Award-winning legendary Southern Gospel group originally based from North Carolina. In addition to their 15 #1 hits at Christian radio over the years, the group has included a who’s-who lineup of all-time vocal greats such as Eldridge Fox, “Big” Jim Hamill, Ray Dean Reese, Squire Parsons, Johnny Parrack, Anthony Burger, Ernie Phillips, Gary Sheppard, and a host of others. The momentum has not stopped as this group continues to help define the Southern Gospel genre for a whole new generation of music lovers, perhaps more so than any other group.

Across 53 tracks, listeners will hear live versions of classic songs such as “I Will Meet You In The Morning,” “Gone,” “Glory Road,” “Love Lifted Me,” “It Made News In Heaven,” “It’ll Be Different The Next Time,” “Lovely Name Of Jesus” and “We Do Not Die” as well as #1 hits like “Excuses,” “He’s All I Need,” “Saints Will Rise,” “Go And Tell Somebody,” and “Wish You Were Here.”

Backing the singers on each song is the Kingsmen’s top-notch band, which, at the time of this recording, included Charles Abee, Eddie Trent, Bob Conley, Bud Roberts, Gary “Beaver” Dillard, Greg Fox, Mark Trammell, Anthony Burger, Arthur Rice, Tim Surrett, Rory Rigdon, Randy Matthews, and Randy Miller.

The 2020 edition of The Kingsmen 40th Anniversary Reunion LIVE was created for the most loyal of fans who long to listen to the classic and celebrated line-ups of this storied group. Worship, laugh, remember and re-live a special time in Southern Gospel Quartet music with this expanded, remixed and remastered collection.