(Fayetteville, NC) â€“ Southern gospel quartet, Calvary’s Hill Quartet, has named Robert â€œRockyâ€ Smith as the new lead singer for the quartet. Smith, better known as Rocky to his friends, hails from Greensboro, NC. He has a long history in gospel music having started playing with The Easter Brothers years ago as a child. For years, known more for his musicianship than for his singing, Smith sang both lead and baritone with other groups. Calvary’s Hill will capitalize on Smith’s ability as a musician, and utilize him with the group as both a pianist and lead singer. A father of three, Smith is married to Gail who encourages him to sing, even though it does mean he’s gone from home at inconvenient times. Smith’s first appearance with the quartet was April 18, 2010, in Winston-Salem, NC..
Group owner, Roger Wendell, said, â€œ… we are really excited about the new direction and opportunities that this multi-talented individual will allow us to take. Rocky has been involved with gospel music virtually his entire life. An awesome musician, Rocky not only sings but plays piano, harmonica, drums, banjo, bass guitar, and just about anything else with strings on it.â€
â€œI am very thankful to have an opportunity to play, sing, and minister with Calvary’s Hill Quartet,â€ said Smith. â€œI pray I continue to feel God leading me and hear His voice.â€
Calvary’s Hill Quartet, formed in 2006, by Wendell, and based in Fayetteville, NC, travels well beyond the borders of North Carolina sharing their traditional, 4-part, male harmony where invited. Group members are Wendell, bass, Jerry Downey, baritone, Smith, lead, and Eric Nance, tenor.
Wendell handles the booking for the group, and is assisted by baritone, Jerry Downey. The group may be contacted by phone at 910-924-0705. For more information on, and photos of, Calvary’s Hill Quartet, or to hear clips by the group, visit http://www.calvaryshillquartet.com