By Paige Givens
In 1980, Gold City Quartet came together for the first time and added a new blend of voices that would change gospel music. Even though the group has undergone many changes in the past 36 years, with new voices coming and going, one thing has remained the same with this celebrated group: They still sing for the same One who brought them together in the first place! Their harmony on stage is only made sweeter by their harmony off stage.
Daniel Riley, baritone and owner of Gold City, explains the group’s current lineup. “This is not a brand new group with four parts who just got together at once. Group members have come aboard to this already established group at various times. So, each member had a different start date. Joining me on stage now are tenor Thomas Nalley, lead Scott Brand, bass Chris West, and pianist Bryan Elliott.
“Scott is our newest member. He had filled in a few weeks for us and auditioned in the process, but his first official date was at the Memphis Quartet Show on June 18, 2016. I think when we brought Scott on, we all knew there was something special happening, and it still feels like that now, on stage and in the studio as we’re working on our next recording. I’m excited about this current lineup and what I’m hearing each night. If the feedback from fans and our peers is any indication, they are excited too.”
Since its inception in 1980, this Gadsden, Alabama, group has won numerous awards from fans and the Southern Gospel music industry, has sung and recorded many number one songs, and has received prestigious honors. Yet Gold City Quartet continues to remain grounded and points all success to the Lord.
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Pigeon Forge, TN (November 2, 2016) – Creekside Gospel Music Convention was the site for the 2016 Diamond Awards presentation on Tuesday, November 1st. Among the winners present in the Smoky Mountain Resorts auditorium were Ronnie Hinson, Gold City Quartet, Freedom Quartet, The Williamsons, Jeff Stice and more. The gala evening was emceed by Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff and attended by a large enthusiastic crowd.
The 2016 Diamond Award winners are:
The J.D. Sumner Living Legend: Ronny Hinson
Mixed Group: Karen Peck and New River
Quartet of the Year: Gold City
Trio of the Year: Karen Peck and New River
Duet of the Year: Josh and Ashley Franks
Female Vocalist of the Year: Sheri Easter
Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Crabb
Sunrise Award: The Chandlers
Sunrise Trio of the Year: Surrendered
Sunrise Quartet of the Year: Freedom Quartet
Song of the Year: The Williamsons – “Shout”
Album of the Year: The Williamsons – “Tell Somebody”
Christian Country Group of the Year: HighRoad
Anthony Burger Instrumentalist of the Year: Jeff Stice
Dottie Rambo Songwriter of the Year: Gerald Crabb
Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year: Canaan’s Crossing – “Words”
Bluegrass Gospel Song of the Year: Eagles’ Wings – “When I Wake Up To Sleep No More”
Bluegrass Gospel Male Artist of the Year: Tim Maze
Bluegrass Gospel Female Artist of the Year: Debra Wilson
Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year: Eagles’ Wings
Gospel Music Today Video/DVD of the Year: The Bates Family – “Louder Than Nails”
Favorite Industry Website: WATC Channel 57
Paul Heil Award for Broadcasting: Vonda Easley – WPIL FM
Publishers Choice Award: The Pine Ridge Boys
Lou Hildreth Award: JP Miller
Creekside Gospel Music Convention continues until Thursday November 3rd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Tickets are free and everyone is invited to the last day of the event. For more information and to see pictures of the event, visit the Creekside Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention/
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Gold City has been added to the Artist Lineup for Creekside 2016! So all you Gold City Fans, better get your VIP ticket today!
Here’s How…… You can buy your VIP Ticket for $25 below
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Gold Cityhas a new lead singer!
Get to know Scott Brand:
(From the group’s Facebook page)
Congrats Scott and Congrats Gold City from SGN Scoops!
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From Gold City: This is my brother!!!! He has an anointing to reach the world! God has blessed him! LIKE AND SHARE!!
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GOLD CITY QUARTET PART OF HERITAGE OF GOLD TOUR
ROBERT YORK·MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
Dahlonega, GA – The Gold City – In the early 1800’s gold was found in this town and as a result there was a gold rush to the North Georgia Town and it obtained the name Gold City. In the 1840’s the gold had played out but around 1980 a gospel singing group appeared that is known today as GOLD CITY QUARTET. Tim Riley was bass singer of the group and they re-located to Gadsden, AL their home town. In 1981 the group appeared on the main stage of the National Quartet Convention and became a top group in the industry. They have recorded at least ten number one songs and won numerous awards. Tim Riley has made his way into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Tim’s son Daniel Riley now manages the group. Members consist of Daniel, Chris West, Thomas Nalley, Chip Pullen and Bryan Elliott. GOLD CITY QUARTET will be part of the Heritage of Gold Reunion appearing June 11, 6:00 pm at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, 75 Hawkins Store Road, Kennesaw, GA. Along with Gold City will be former members Steve Ladd, Jonathan Allen Wilburn and Mike LeFevre along with their groups. Hope everyone will plan on being there. For tickets call Robert York 770-617-0359.
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Chip Pullen, lead singer for Gold City announced his resignation on the group’s Facebook Live broadcast on Thursday evening, April 28th. Chip, who has been called to preach the gospel, stated that, at this time in his life, he wants to continue his Bible studies. He’s taking a position with a local landscaping company that will allow him to pursue his education an afford him the opportunity to preach more. He leaves with Gold City’s blessing.
Daniel Riley, manager for the group, says, “We love Chip, and we hate to see him go, but we certainly understand that God has a great plan for his life in the ministry. Chip is like a brother to us, so we are certainly going to miss him and his powerful voice in the lead position. As much as we know God has a wonderful plan for Chip’s future, we also know that He has the right person out there for Gold City, too. God has never failed us and has always sent the right man for the right season. We know He won’t fail us now.”
For those interested in auditioning for Gold City, here is the process: email a resume, photo, and a demo in mp3 format to: email@example.com. No phone calls please.
For more information about Gold City, like their page on Facebook or visit www.goldcityqt.com.
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WE’VE GOT A COUPLE OF THINGS COMING UP SOON WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT. MAY 29 WE WILL BE KICKING OFF OUR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT ATLANTA BAPTIST CHURCH, 340 S. ATLANTA STREET, ROSWELL, GA. I WAS THERE AT TWO SERVICES RECENTLY AND THE FOLKS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THESE GREAT EVENINGS. I KNOW THIS IS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BUT THE FIRST CONCERT WILL FEATURE FROM NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE A FULL TIME GROUP KNOWN AS THREE BRIDGES.
JUNE 11 – 6:00 PM AT SHILOH HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH, 75 HAWKINS STORE ROAD, KENNESAW, GA WE WILL HAVE THE HERITAGE OF GOLD REUNION FEATURING GOLD CITY, LEFERVE QUARTET, WILBURN & WILBURN AND STEVE LADD. This event has been performed in very large venues and is usually a sell out. They will bring together a lot of the old Gold City Songs. You have the current line up of Gold City, Mike LeFevre former baritone, Steve Ladd former tenor and Jonathan Wilburn former lead. This is a great opportunity for us to be able to host them in a smaller venue. Tickets are $25.00 advance and $30.00 at the door.
For Tickets to the June 11, 2016 concert, contact: Robert L. York 4030 EBENEZER DRIVE MARIETTA, GA 30066
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Gold City is once again heartbroken to share the news of the passing of Sammy West, father of Gold City bass singer Chris West and grandfather of Gold City sound engineer, Dillan West. . Mr. West passed away this evening after a battle with cancer. Please keep the West Family in your prayers Arrangements will be posted when they are available later this weekend.
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It’s Flashback Friday! Do y’all remember this group of guys?
Today we remember this lineup of Gold City!
Sing it Boys!
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