KNOXVILLE, Tenn. â€“ Mark Blackwood and the Blackwood Gospel Quartet would like to announce the newest addition to their group â€“ tenor vocalist Dale Evans.
Dale lives in Halls, Tennessee with his wife Tammy, their 12 year old son Cade and 7 year old daughter Cayna. Dale and Tammy have been married for almost 13 years. The 37 year old is not a newcomer to gospel music. In the past, he has been a member of The Chords Quartet, Emmaus Trio and Mercy Street Trio in Knoxville, Tennessee. However, Dale got his start singing in his family group The Evans Family. His father, Dale Evans Sr. sang the bass, Dale sang the lead, his brother Kenny sang the baritone and his sister Kelly sang the tenor. They traveled throughout the 1980s and early 1990s and even got the opportunity to make a special appearance with James Blackwood toward the end of their time on the road. Dale is now excited about joining forces with the Blackwood family and helping carry the heritage that James, along with Cecil passed down to them.
“We’re very excited about Dale and the future of BGQ,” said Mark Blackwood, “There are some big things just around the corner for this group.”
The Blackwood Gospel Quartet is about to release a brand new recording this September, along with a never-before-released recording of the original, Grammy Award-winning Blackwood Brothers from the 1980s.
The group also has another recording already in the works. The Blackwood Gospel Quartet is Mark Blackwood, Brad Smith, Dave Mann and Dale Evans.
About the Blackwood Gospel Quartet
The Blackwood Gospel Quartet is carrying on the tradition set forth by Roy Blackwood who started the original Blackwood Brothers Quartet in 1934. Today, Mark Blackwood and the Blackwood Gospel Quartet are forging their own path as one of Gospel Musicâ€™s premier groups. The Blackwood Gospel Quartet currently performs over 200 dates a year and is putting the final touches on their new studio recording.