Sevierville, Tennessee – April 19, 2011 – John Rulapaugh and Josh Garner of popular new trio, Freedom, are pleased to announce the addition of new baritone singer, Alan Kendall. John Rulapaugh states â€œWhen we asked Alan to fill in for us, he came preparedâ€¦and we never missed a beat. His abilities and personality have, in a very short period of time, become a part of the very fabric of â€˜Freedomâ€™ and we are proud to officially introduce him as a member of the group.â€
Alan is 28 years old and hails from Hiawassee, GA.Â Although a relative newcomer to the stage, his love for and knowledge of gospel music goes back to his childhood. Alan grew up hearing his parents play the sounds of the Statesmen, Cathedrals, Oak Ridge Boys, and others.Â During 2009 and 2010, Alan served as lead singer with Gerald Williams and the Melody Boys Quartet of Little Rock, Arkansas.Â Alan and his wife, Savannah, currently live in Hiawassee, GA.Â Alan shares, â€œJosh and John and I have been friends for several years.Â I believe the three of us share that same drive and desire to keep the tradition, excellence, and ministry of this music alive.Â It’s my honor and pleasure to accept the baritone position with Freedom.â€
Freedom is the Singing News Fan Awards Nominated group established a little over one year ago by Josh Garner (formerly of The Florida Boys) and John Rulapaugh (formerly of The Dove Brothers Quartet and Palmetto State Quartet). In their first year, Freedom has been featured on many major concerts including The Suwannee River Jubilee, Grand Ole Gospel Reunion, National Quartet Convention, Lake Country Jubilee, and more. Their first radio single â€œCome On Inâ€ enjoyed charting success, peaking at #39 on Singing News and #25 on PowerSource. Freedom records on Riversong, a division of Homeland Entertainment Group.