Back in September 2014, Â the Kingdom Heirs’ baritone singer resigned from the group. Andy Stringfield, pianist for the group, started filling both positions –
singing and playing – during the remainder of the season at Dollywood. Traveling during their off season, theÂ groupÂ began the search for a new baritone. The double duty for Andy was a great load for one person to do.
The Kingdom Heirs auditionedÂ around 60 men who had applied for the position.Â With their touring season ending, they narrowed the search down to three men.
With the opening of Dollywood’s 30th year and Kingdom Heirs’ 30th year singing at the park, they were scheduled for weekend shows
during the month of April, which was Dollywood’s International Festival. To make the final decision for the baritone position they brought each of the selected men to sing on fourÂ shows perÂ weekend.
Bryan Walker, known for being a contestant on the TVÂ series American Idol and as a member ofÂ The Perrys, was the first one to appear on stage with The Kingdom Heirs. Following Bryan came Loren Harris, another of the Perrys’ former members.Â The third and final singer to audition, was Brian Alvey, who is known through the music industry.Â He sang with Tribute Quartet and is married to
You can visit the Kingdom Heirs’ websiteÂ and findÂ photos and video clips of these three on stage with The Kingdom Heirs.
Who will be the new baritone for the Kingdom Heirs? Whomever it is will be the singerÂ that God lays on the heart of the men to select.Â Everyone has a voice in the selection, and any one of these three vocalistsÂ will be a great choice for the position.Â