Liberty, WV â€“ Gary Casto was presented with the â€œDistinguished Mountaineerâ€ award on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during an appearance at his childhood church â€“ Emma Chapel â€“ in Liberty, WV. Casto, the manager and lead vocalist of multi-award winning group, Tribute Quartet, was chosen to receive this awardÂ by West Virginia Governor, Jim Justice. Casto was presented the certificate at the close of Tributeâ€™s concert by family friend, John Hoffman.
The honor of â€œDistinguished Mountaineerâ€ is awarded to one or two recognized citizens a year. It was awarded to CastoÂ in recognition of his efforts, accomplishments and successes in the field of Gospel music and performance. Gary states, â€œThis is an absolute surprise! My home state and the people within are forever branded on my heart. It is an honor to proclaim West Virginia my home.â€
Gary continues, â€œSomtimes it’s easyÂ to forget where our music reaches so, it was humbling to learn of Governor Jim Justiceâ€™s knowledge of Gospel music!â€
Daywind Recording artist and multi-GMA Dove Award nominated Tribute Quartet is based out of Nashville, TN. Tribute has been one of Gospel musicâ€™s most recognizable artists since 2006. The group consistsÂ of Gary Casto, Josh Singletary, Anthony Davis and Gus Gaches.
Tribute is currently in the studio finishing their latest recording onÂ Daywind Records.