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Beyond the Song: Tribute Quartet sings “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch”

Written by Staff on April 7, 2020 – 8:02 am -

Beyond the Song: Tribute Quartet sings The HealerBeyond the Song with Tribute Quartet

By Jantina Baksteen

I got in contact with Gary Casto of Tribute for this interview, to talk about the album, “Living the Story,” and the single, “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.” Tribute Quartet members are: Gary Casto, Josh SIngletary, Anthony Davis, and Gus Gaches.

Jantina Baksteen: Please share how the dynamic group, Tribute, was born!

Gary Casto: Josh and I traveled with a family group by the name of, “The Wilburns,” and when they retired in 2005, they “passed the mantel” to us. We officially started Tribute on Dec. 31, 2006.

 

JB: You recently went through a line up change as Riley Harrison Clark stepped down to pursue a solo career. Gus Gaches then stepped into the tenor position. How did this transition go?

GC: With Gus’s tenure on the platform and studio producing experience, it made the transition very easy.

JB: Your new project, “Living the Story,” has been released. Tell us about this album. What is the story Tribute lives?

GC: “Living the Stories:” We are truly excited about this new project. This 10 song project speaks to the very lives that we all live and the part it plays in God’s bigger story. Tribute has had ups and downs, and it has all been to the furthering of God’s story of sovereignty, grace, and the pursuing and growth of His kingdom. Each night we have the opportunity to hear the stories of people and where God has them at those points in life. It really makes you stop and realize (the size) of a true story that’s being created every second of every day.

Tribute QuartetJB: The song, “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch,” is on the charts now. Please tell us the story of this song. What does the message mean to you personally?

GC: This was the very first song we chose and put on hold for the new album two years prior. This song is a reminder that no matter what you are facing, whether it’s physical, emotional, financial or spiritual, The Healer, Jesus Christ, knows exactly where you are at, and he hasn’t lost his healing touch.

 

JB: What message do you give to the crowds who attend your concerts every night?

GCOur message each night is to let our listening audience know that we serve a real, living Savior that loves them greatly.

 

JB: What do you do when the concert is over and you’re back on the bus?

GC: (We are) usually looking for food. (Laughs). We do try to recall and discuss how we felt the concert went and how to improve for the next one.

 

JB: Who is the loudest of all of you?

GC: That would would be a toss up between a couple of them. Probably best if I move on from this question. (Laughs)

 

JB: What’s your favorite place to eat?

GC: I have so many favorites, but if I had to narrow them down, I would say Houston’s and Morton’s.

 

JB: What’s ahead for Tribute in the near future? Do you have any special  events, or are you traveling outside of the States?

GC: We just finished a new concept video of a song from our new project that will be releasing soon. We are working on another European tour and possibly another trip to Africa.

 

JB: What was your latest blooper that happened on or off stage?

GC: We were a couple minutes from going on stage, and the pastor sent someone to get me because he needed to speak with me about the evening program. When we finished talking, I started running because I heard the music of our first song playing. When I got to stage door, it was locked. To make a long story short, I tried several other doors and finally found one that wasn’t locked and ran onto the stage just as we stared singing first word of song. Needless to say, I was out of breath and could barely sing any notes – everyone was laughing!

 

JB: Where can we find you on the web?

GC: On Facebook:HERE

On the Web: HERE

And Twitter: @tributequartet

Enjoy the Tribute Quartet singing, “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch”

 

 

This single by Tribute has hit number one and top five in the national gospel charts, and they are having a party! You can be a part of this online celebration TONIGHT, April 7, HERE.

Thank you to Gary Casto for taking us Beyond the Song with Tribute Quartet. May God keep you all safe and well.

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Tribute Quartet Hits No. 1 With “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.”

Written by Staff on April 3, 2020 – 6:34 pm -

Tribute Continues Its Successful Run of Hit Singles and Award Recognition

Tribute Quartet Hits #1 With “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.”

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (APRIL 3, 2020) — Daywind Records is celebrating the incredible success of Tribute Quartet.

Tribute’s first radio single from the quartet’s latest album Living The Stories quickly jumped to the top of the Southern Gospel radio charts. “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch” featuring the group’s new tenor singer, Gus Gaches, earned the #1 spot on the Singing News National Radio Chart for May, as well as the #1 spot on the Christian Music Weekly chart for the week of March 16, and a top 5 spot on the SGNScoops chart for the month of April.

Recently, Tribute received an unprecedented nine 2020 Singing News Fan Award nominations, including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for Living the Stories, and Song of the Year for “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.”

Tribute’s recent success comes on the heels of its two #1 songs (“Never Forsaken” and “God of the Storms”) and three top 5 songs (“When the Prodigal Comes Home,” “Meeting in the Middle of the Air,” and “Everybody Come See Jesus”) from their last album Here for You on Daywind Records.

Here’s what radio is saying about “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch” written by Jason Cox, Joseph Habedank, and Tony Wood:

Tribute Quartet Hits #1 With “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.” “In the midst of uncertainty, fear, and hopelessness, ‘The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch,’ reminds us that God is still in control. This song, by Tribute Quartet, has the perfect message for our current situation. The song gives us hope and encouragement and is a gentle reminder that no matter what we’re facing, the Great Physician, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever, still restores, redeems and heals His children!” Brian Crowe – LifeFM

“This song arrived at a much needed time of comfort and peace for our nation and the world. It reminds us to always TRUST even when we can’t see.  I like the line in the song that says ‘I’ve been a desperate soul a voice crying out to be made whole and I’ve felt the empty ache so helpless in that lonely place, but I’ve found Him faithful and I’ve seen Him move.  This is my story, and I’m living proof.’ The song has my name and yours written all over it.”  Otis Dyson – KGHY Radio 88.5 FM

“In times like these we can only do what we can do…and trust in God for the rest. It’s also a good time to be reminded ‘The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.’” Dan Bell – WJBZ FM

“What a perfect song for the days in which we live. We are wrapped up into trying to solve things on our own and most times fail. It reminds us that without the hands of THE Healer on the case, we are left without hope.” Glen Harlow – WZAP FM

“Amazing song that has touched so many of my listeners!” John Graves – WTGF FM

With all this success, Tribute remains ever humble. Group leader, Gary Casto, shared, “We are humbled and honored by the reception of ‘The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch.’ We believed in the message of this song from the first time we heard it. A big thank you to radio for playing it. I would like to publicly acknowledge the Guardians for reaching out with congratulations to us. There is not a finer, classier group of men on the road today. I would also like to thank Singing News and other publications for these great honors. We are blessed.”

Tribute Quartet is comprised of Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Anthony Davis, and Gus Gaches. Their music is available at Christian retail stores and on all major download and streaming platforms. Tribute is booked for appearances nationwide by The Harper Agency (www.harperagency.com).  For more information, visit the Tribute website HERE.
Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Adam Crabb, Amber Nelon Thompson, the Blackwood Brothers, the Bowling Family, The Crabb Family, Brian Free & Assurance, Greater Vision, Hoppers, Jim & Melissa Brady, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Legacy Five, Mark Lowry, Michael Booth, Michael English, the Nelons, Riley Harrison Clark, Tribute Quartet, and Wilburn & Wilburn. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors and the Orchard, covering all major physical and digital outlets.
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LIVING THE STORIES FROM TRIBUTE QUARTET FROM DAYWIND RECORDS

Written by Staff on September 28, 2019 – 2:29 pm -

Tribute QuartetDaywind Records presents the release of the brand new project from beloved Southern Gospel supergroup Tribute QuartetLiving The Stories. This is the first project to feature new tenor, Gus Gaches.

Complete with ten (10) specially chosen songs, Living The Stories is a beautiful collection of songs that each tell a story that listeners are sure to enjoy. The first single, “The Healer Hasn’t Lost His Touch” hit radio waves at the beginning of September and is quickly becoming a fan favorite.

TributeTribute Quartet celebrated the release of the new album during the 2019 National Quartet Convention at a special release party. Fans from all around the country gathered in celebration of the new album.

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Adam Crabb, Amber Nelon Thompson, the Blackwood Brothers, the Bowling Family, Brian Free & Assurance, Greater Vision, Hoppers, Jason Crabb, Jim & Melissa Brady, Jonathan Wilburn, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Legacy Five, Mark Lowry, Michael Booth, Michael English, the Nelons, Riley Harrison Clark, and the Tribute Quartet. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors and the Orchard, covering all major physical and digital outlets.

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Tribute Quartet: Uniting the past, present and future of Southern gospel

Written by Staff on June 12, 2019 – 11:37 am -

Tribute Heritage and tradition is incredibly important in the Southern gospel music field. The quartets of today often look to groups of old for inspiration, while putting their own spin on their style of music. One of the groups leading the way is fittingly named Tribute Quartet. This dynamic quartet, founded in 2006 by Gary Casto and Josh Singletary, honors those who have come before and is dedicated to sharing the Gospel through their music. Their mission statement is simple: “preserving the heritage and promoting the future of gospel music.”

 

Gary Casto of Tribute

Gary Casto

Tribute Quartet will be celebrating their 13th year in full time Southern gospel music this year. Over the years, this powerhouse group has been delighting fans with their energetic style, humor, courtesy of Josh Singletary, and the message of the Gospel via incredible songs. The current lineup is comprised of lead singer and founder Gary Casto, baritone and pianist Josh Singletary, bass singer Anthony Davis, and the newest member, tenor Gus Gaches.

 

Casto has been singing full time in gospel music for 36 years and his classic lead voice has captivated audiences all over the country. He also serves as the group’s emcee at their concerts.

Josh Singletary of Tribute

Josh Singletary

Josh Singletary has been singing in gospel music for 18 years. His unique, crooner- style voice adds a great dynamic to the group, as does his crazy sense of humor. Anthony Davis has been with the group since 2011, for eight years of experience in Southern gospel music. His smooth bass voice has cemented him as one of the most popular bass singers on the road today. Gus Gaches is no stranger to Southern gospel music, having traveled with both the LeFevre Quartet and Legacy Five. Gaches, who joined the group in January, has 19 years of experience and has become a fan favorite tenor.

 

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

These talented vocalists are inspired by many of Southern gospel music’s finest. Casto states, “To name them all would take a novel. We all have a vast variety of musical influences. But the group as a whole has influences from the Cathedrals, Wilburns, and Statesmen, to the Imperials, Oak Ridge Boys, and a plethora of others.”

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Tribute Quartet: Artists on a Mission

Written by Staff on September 1, 2017 – 8:59 am -

Tribute

Tribute

Southern Gospel Music is known as quartet music for its traditional four-men-and-a-piano set-up. Over the last few years, Southern Gospel has evolved into a popular form of music across the United States and overseas. There are only a few groups who live up to this customary Southern Gospel description.

The word tribute, when used as a noun, is defined by Dictionary.com as “a gift, testimonial, compliment, or the like, given as due or in acknowledgment of gratitude or esteem” (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/tribute, June 20, 2017). That is the perfect description of this group. When you meet the Tribute Quartet, you will understand how four voices and a piano can truly excite and energize your day on the radio or in person. They are a tribute to Southern Gospel Music, and their testimony and music is a gift to share.

Tribute

Tribute

Preparing the Gift

In 2005, the Wilburns (led by the husband/wife tandem of Jackie and Elaine Wilburn) decided to retire. However, a couple of the Wilburn group members were looking to sing on. And sing they did. In a short time, Wilburn members Gary Casto and Josh Singletary were enjoying presenting gospel music. Yet, Casto and Singletary had a vision of a quartet that was focused on music and ministry.

The veteran singers began a new vision without a name in December of 2006. Now, the group had signed to record with BSA World Records. Time had come to name the new group, but no one name had caught their attention.

Tribute“Glen Bates of BSA World Records made the suggestion of Tribute,” Singletary recalls. “There were no other names. That’s the one that was suggested. We all thought about it and loved it, so we stuck with it.”

From the first Tribute Quartet outing, the enthusiasm and energy caught the attention of Gospel Music lovers, young and old alike. Over the following months, the word began to spread about this new, young group that was energizing churches and concert stages in the Gospel Music world.

By 2008, Tribute Quartet began to receive some industry awards and a variety award nominations as well. In short, the Tribute Quartet was making its mark in brief time.

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Tribute: Preserving the Heritage and Promoting the Future of Gospel Music

Written by Staff on September 17, 2015 – 4:46 pm -

Tribute

Tribute

“Tribute: an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect or admiration.” That’s the first definition that comes up in a word search online for the word tribute. Gospel music has all kinds of tributes. I was present in the side section with some of the artists in 2010 at the National Quartet Convention when they paid tribute to some of the notable artists in a celebration of 100 years of Gospel Music. Now THAT was a tribute! We see tribute tours of older artists in different genres, different styles of Christian music, and we see tributes to great athletes of years gone by. But one group of four men based out of Nashville, Tennessee, are spending their lives paying tribute to what Gospel music represents and Who has been the theme of songs down through the years.

We’re visiting with Tribute Quartet this month, and you’ll love what they have to say to us about their motto: “Preserving the Heritage and Promoting the Future of Gospel Music.”

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Anthony Davis SGNScoops Fast Five About Thanksgiving

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 28, 2014 – 9:06 am -

Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

What was your favorite Thanksgiving dish ?

1) That’s an easy one…cornbread dressing!  Not stuffing, not out of a box, Moms homemade cornbread dressing.

Did you watch any sports?

2) No sports for me…the only sports fans of the bus are Gary and Jeff, our driver, they keep us more up to date than any of us care to be lol

Did you watch the Macy’s Day Parade?

3) I DID watch the parade, or at least most of it, in between bites lol

Does your family have a tradition on thanksgiving that is special to your family?

4) our only tradition is to eat, much like everyone else’s

Tell us a few of the things that you are thankful for in 2014?

5) I’m thankful that we still live in a county that, for now at least, allows such a day of Thanksgiving, for family and friends, for the guys that i travel with, and for all the many blessings that God gives that are more than im sure I even realize.


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Tribute Quartet is excited to announce the addition of bass vocalist Anthony Davis

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 15, 2011 – 12:20 pm -

Tribute Quartet is excited to announce the addition of bass vocalist Anthony Davis to their group. Anthony is 28 years old and calls Dyersburg, TN home. Prior to joining Tribute Quartet, Anthony worked in the law enforcement field. He brings to the group six years of quartet experience, a great bass tone and the ability to sing a smooth lead vocal with passion and conviction.

Anthony is the successor of Dennis Dugger, the original bass for the group. Dennis leaves with the blessing of each member of the quartet. Gary Casto says, “This is a bittersweet time for us. We have enjoyed traveling with Dennis, and we appreciate his years of loyalty and dedication to Tribute. He leaves the group with our best wishes. As we look forward to the future, we are thrilled that a young man of Anthony’s talent and witness has been sent to our group. We are excited to introduce him to our gospel music family in the weeks and months to come.”


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