Phillip Hughes who has occupied the tenor vocal position for the last 5 years with the Harvesters Quartet has resigned his position with the quartet. Phillip will be filling the lead vocalist position once again with the ever popular Anchormen of Asheboro North Carolina. Phillip was a vital member of The Anchormen when he joined the group in 1997 and remained for four years at the lead position. Hughes states â€œI have appreciated the time that I have spent with the Harvesters. I have grown in so many ways during my five years with Danny and the guys. God began dealing with my heart a few months back that He was opening a new opportunity and while the Harvesters were taking some time off, I was asked to come fill in with The Anchormen. I knew from that moment that God had arranged for me to return to the Anchormen on a full time basis. I am seeing great things occurring as The ministry of the Anchormen continues in this new chapterâ€.
Phillip replaces the departing lead vocalist Jamie Caldwell. Jamie had recently notified The Anchormen that he had accepted a Pastorate of a thriving church in Georgia. Danny Parker owner of the Harvesters says â€œPhillip has been a wonderful asset to the quartet. His vocal talents, arranging abilities, stage presence and sound system knowledge will be greatly missed. While he will be missed with The Harvesters Quartet, we would like to wish him much success with his future endeavors.â€ The Harvesters are currently in the process of filing the vacated tenor position and will be making that announcement in the near future.
Hughes joins Tenor Derrick Boyd, Baritone Terry Carter and Bass Will Lane and this combination brings a fresh quartet dynamic with the new lineup. Anchormen owner Tim Bullins states â€œI am delighted to make this announcement with the addition of Phillip making his return to the Anchormen. Philip was outstanding when he joined us the first time in 1997 but since then with his years singing with The Melody Masters, The Kingsmen and the Harvesters he is even more outstanding now. I am looking forward to all of the areas that we travel to, in fans hearing the new Anchormen lineup.â€