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CRYSTAL RIVER REUNION

Written by Staff on November 24, 2016 – 4:00 pm -

Crystal River Reunion

Crystal River
PHOTO BY ZACK MCGILL
TOP ROW – L – R – JEREMY LILE, DUSTY BARRETT, JEFF SNYDER
BOTTOM ROW – L – R – ZACHERY MCGULL, MICHAEL HOWARD, CHRIS WHITAKER.

TOGETHER AGAIN AFTER TEN YEARS

In 2005 four young men got together to form a gospel quartet called Crystal River.  All four had been friends and were from the Knoxville area. Zackery McGill formed the group and joining him was Jeremy Lile, Dusty Barrett and Jeff Snyder. David Hoskins a DJ at a Knoxville radio station help the guys get started.  Later they signed with the Becky Simmons Agency and recorded several of Glenn Bates songs.

During the time they were singing, Jeff Snyder left the group to sing with The Greens and later Mike Bowling Family. Chris Whitaker, who had sung with Won by One, replaced Jeff. Jeremy Lile left the group to become the bass singer for Brian Free and Assurance. The group remained a trio for the remainder of the time. They also brought Michael Howard aboard to play the piano for the group. Zack, Dusty, Chris and Michael remain with the group until they disband with the final concert at Sunrise Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, GA.
Ten years from the beginning they are all back for one weekend for a three day concert reunion. Welcome back, Crystal River!
DECEMBER 27:00 PM – SOLID ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH, 2327 OLD GREENBRIER HWY., GREENBRIER, TN.
DECEMBER 36:00 PM – ATLANTA STREET BAPTIST CHURCH, 340 S. ATLANTA STREET, ROSWELL, BA
DECEMBER 46:30 PM – RIDGEVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH, 6125 LACY ROAD, KNOXVILLE, TN.
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Bryan Hutson leaves Soul’d Out Quartet

Written by Staff on November 21, 2016 – 8:20 am -

Bryan Hutson leaves Soul'd Out Quartet

Bryan Hutson leaves Soul’d Out Quartet

A personal message from Bryan Hutson of Soul’d Out Quartet:

I want to thank everyone who has embraced me and my family over these last nearly 24 years in full time gospel music.

For sometime now, I have felt God’s leading into a different avenue of ministry. To be transparent, I am not completely sure what avenue that is but God always reveals Himself in His timing. I am sure though that the time has come to make a change.
I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the best men in the Southern Gospel industry. I value my time with “The Heartland Boys”, to my nearly 10 years with “The Kingsmen”. I also have had the
privilege to minister next to Dusty Barrett, Matt Fouch, Ian Owens, Michael Howard and Zach Lloyd [Soul’d Out Quartet].

Bryan Hutson leaves Soul'd Out Quartet

Bryan Hutson leaves Soul’d Out Quartet

My hope for the future is to continue to minister/sing in whatever form that becomes in an environment that is passionate about reaching lost people and helping others grow in their walk with The Lord. I remain passionate about encouraging men to be men of integrity and
fighting for their marriage and family.

From now until the New Year, I will be ministering with my wife, Yvonne, on select dates that can be found on our Facebook page Rescue
Me Ministries or Friends of Bryan Hutson.

Yvonne and Bryan Hutson

Yvonne and Bryan Hutson

Our family covets your prayers during this season of change.

 

About SOQT 

[From the Soul’d Out Quartet Website]

In May of 2004, in answer to God’s call on his life, Matt Rankin of Georgetown, Ohio started a journey to find men of kindred spirits and equal yoking to partner with him in a mission to fulfill that calling by evangelizing God’s word through song. Now, in 2013, Matt’s calling and dream have been realized in Soul’d Out Quartet. Soul’d Out Quartet, which is comprised of Dusty Barrett (tenor), Bryan Hutson (lead), Matt Rankin (baritone), Ian Owens (bass), and Michael Howard (pianist), is not only a vocal group continuing the heritage of Southern Gospel music, but is also and foremost a ministry team answering God’s call as stated in Ephesians: He gave some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors, and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13 KJV)
In this spirit, Soul’d Out Quartet travels the country with a mission of evangelism and discipleship to not only win souls for Christ by telling the world “what the world doesn’t know”, but also to further strengthen and encourage God’s people to be the salt and light to the world and ambassadors for Christ, that we are each called to be and to exhort God’s people to be servants with hearts on fire! [http://www.souldoutquartet.com/about-soqt ; November 21, 2016]

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Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet appear at Gospel Winterfest

Written by Staff on March 9, 2015 – 2:27 pm -

 

Triumphant Quartet

Triumphant Quartet

KNOXVILLE, TN – For the third straight year, New Destiny Productions brought back the best combination of quartets for Gospel Winterfest: the award-winning Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet together on stage at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN.

   
Soul'd Out

Soul’d Out

Soul’d Out Quartet from Georgetown, OH opened the concert after Russ Woolard, President of New Destiny Productions, opened with a great song, “Holy Spirit Come In This Place.”  After a few songs, Matt Rankin, founder and owner of Soul’d Out who started the group in 2004, introduced the members of the group: Michael Howard, piano and Dusty Barrett, tenor have been with the group for seven

Matt Rankin

Matt Rankin

years. Former lead for the Kingsmen Quartet, Bryan Hutson joined the group three-and-a-half years ago and sings lead, and Ian Owen, bass, joined two-and-a-half years ago. Matt writes most of the songs that the group sings.

 
The fan favorite Southern Gospel male quartet, Triumphant, was up next. Since their beginning 13 years ago at the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN, Triumphant has won dozens of awards nationally, as well as receiving Grammy and Dove nominations. They have also had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall. They opened with the song, “We Will Remember,” as well as many more from their repertoire, to the appreciation of the attendees.
Eric Bennett, bass and spokesman for the group, introduced the members of the group.  The only change in the group since its inception has been the piano

Ian Owen

Ian Owen

player.  The four vocalists are the original members. Eric and David Sutton, tenor for the group, have been standing on stage together for 20 years.  They were members of Kingdom Heirs until Triumphant was formed.  They added Clayton Inman, lead, to the group, who had sung for several groups including Won by One, and Scott Inman, baritone, who is also a prolific songwriter.  The group was close to home, so their families were there and were introduced to the audience.

 
The concert ended after a little over three hours with both groups on stage singing, ‘When The Trumpet Sounds.”
North Metro Gospel Singings will present a similar event  May 30 – 6:00 pm at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, Kennesaw, GA with the same two groups. We encourage all Gospel fans in the area to come out,

David Sutton and Scotty Inman

David Sutton and Scotty Inman

expecting a great evening of song and ministry!

For more information on Soul’d Out, visit their website HERE.
For more on Triumphant Quartet, click on their website HERE.
Written by Robert York for SGN Scoops.
Clayton Inman and Eric Bennett

Clayton Inman and Eric Bennett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soul'd Out Quartet and Triumphant Quartet

Soul’d Out Quartet and Triumphant Quartet

 


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Open letter from Bryan Hutson

Written by SGN Scoops on December 14, 2011 – 4:23 am -

I want to thank the many friends that I have made while being involved in Gospel Music as well as Worship Ministry. You have embraced me since I began singing with my brother in “The New Generation” in 1985. I started traveling fulltime with “The Heartland Quartet” in 1993. Your continued support, love and encouragement through both my tenures with “The Kingsmen” is deeply appreciated. In early November, I decided to follow God’s leading and give my resignation with “The Kingsmen.”
January of 2012 will mark a new chapter in my gospel music career. I will be joining one of America’s best new groups, “Soul’d Out Quartet.” In fact, the group was awarded “Horizon Group of The Year” (Favorite New Group) in the Singing News Magazine Fan Awards in 2010. Matt Rankin (lead), Dusty Barrett (tenor), Matt Fouch (bass) and Michael Howard (piano) make up “Soul’d Out Quartet.” I will share lead vocalist duties with Matt Rankin. SOQT is a solid quartet who sings straight ahead Southern Gospel Music with a progressive sound. I’m very excited to see what God has in store for our future! Over the past several years, I have developed a friendship with members of the group. I believe the men of “Soul’d Out” are men of integrity and have a heart for ministry that mirrors my own passion. I know my friends and family will love the music and ministry of “Soul’d Out” as much as I do.
My wife, Yvonne, and I have been seeking God and wise counsel about this decision and feel that this is a door God has opened. The tour schedule for “Soul’d Out” is a better fit for me as a husband and father. This opportunity will also allow us to reach our long term goals as a family.
I joined my all time favorite group “The Kingsmen” in 1996 under the late Eldridge and Greg Fox. The 5 years that I spent learning from the Fox’s, the late Jim Hamill and Ray Reese were some of the best years of my life. Upon returning for my second run with “The Kingsmen” in 2007, we have seen lives changed through our music. I want to thank Ray and Brandon Reese and “The Kingsmen” for allowing me to be a part of the continuing Kingsmen legacy.
I would like to ask for your continued support, encouragement and prayers for my family and both groups. I am looking forward to seeing each of you at upcoming “Soul’d Out Quartet” concerts. Please check our website for upcoming performances www.souldoutquartet.com  .

In His Will,
Bryan


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