Nashville, TN (June 4, 2010) â€“ The Anchormen are thrilled to announce the return of Dale Forbes to the group.Â Forbes sang with the quartet for three years in the 90â€™s. He stepped away to answer a call to preach.Â While he and his family are grateful for that season, they have tremendous peace about his return to the road.
Forbes will be singing lead for the quartet.Â He joins them on the heels of their 30th Anniversary in Gospel music.Â He will be replacing Michael Bartlett, who will be transitioning from music ministry to church ministry.
â€œWe are extremely happy and supportive of Michael as he accepts this calling to serve in church ministry,â€ expressed groupâ€™s owner, Tim Bullins. “Dale and I have remained such good friends over the years. When he told me he felt God was leading him to return to the Anchormen, I couldnâ€™t have been happier. I know fans will appreciate his solid talent and his heart for God. His charisma both on and off stage will definitely be something audiences will enjoy.Â Dale was a big hit at theÂ 30-year reunion last year and people will be quick to see his talent is stronger than ever.â€
In addition to being a pastor for the last 14 years, Forbes has been teaching at the renowned Steve Hurst School Of Music for the past 5 years.Â He shared, â€œGod has been so good to me and my family. We have appreciated every ministry opportunity we have experienced, but for me to have the blessing of returning to the road after 15 years away, to live out my heart for music ministry and for people, is a dream.Â I am so thankful to have pastored the church God brought to our lives for 14 years, but I am also grateful for the times He speaks to redirect us to a new season.Â I look forward to seeing all my friends on the road and to making many new ones too.â€
Forbes will make his first appearance back with the group on July 9, 2010 in Asheboro, NC.
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