josephHendersonville, TN (May 21, 2013) – In a letter posted on their Facebook page earlier today, The Perrys announced the departure of Joseph Habedank from the award-winning group. Having begun his career as The Perrys’ baritone singer nearly a decade ago, Joseph stepped into the position of lead singer in 2006 and has also been serving temporarily as the group’s emcee in the absence of Tracy Stuffle.

In the letter, Joseph writes, “Thank you all for loving and accepting me over the years. I never dreamed that The Lord would allow me to feel so loved by the fans of Gospel Music. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!”

Libbi Perry Stuffle adds, “While it saddens me that Joseph is leaving, we definitely respect his and Lindsay’s need to reevaluate their lives and future. He has been like a son to me and Tracy. Although he is leaving our group, we will always consider him part of our family.”

Joseph shares no details of his future plans, but asks for prayers during the transition.

To read the full letter, visit the Perrys’ Facebook page:

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