Brothers Redeemed Quartet of Hickory, NC is pleased to announce their newest member, Shellem Cline. Shellem has been in the Southern Gospel Music industry traveling as a soloist for the last number of years. â€œHe is a phenomenal talent that will bring a lot of energy, youth, and excitement to our group,â€ says Cameron Woods, Lead Vocalist for the group. â€œWe received a lot of resumes and inquiries for the vacant position, and after much consideration we feel that Shellem is who God wants to be a part of our family.â€ Shellem is only 22 years of age, and sings like a seasoned veteran. He will take a full-time vocal role within the group on January 1st, 2011.
Shellem is stepping in to fill the Tenor position that was vacated by the Founder and Manager of Brothers Redeemed Qt., Rusty Townsend. Rusty announced his resignation from the group publicly on November 21st, 2010. Rusty stated in his resignation letter, â€œI feel God has closed a door on something in my life and is opening a new one. I have worked a full-time job, as well as being a part-time Minister of Music, and tried to find time to be a father and husband all at once. I thank God for this opportunity, but I think itâ€™s time that I focus on my ministry here at my church.â€
Cameron Woods states, â€œRusty will continue to manage the group, and make select appearances that we as well as our fans will greatly anticipate! I have enjoyed traveling with and singing for such a great man of God, and I pray that we will continue the legacy that he started over nine years ago. He will be missed, and our prayers go out to him and his family.â€
Brothers Redeemed have been in Ministry for the last nine years. They currently travel approximately 90-110 dates a year. If you would like to read more from Rustyâ€™s resignation letter, along with more information about Brothers Redeemed Quartet, you may visit them online at www.tbrqt.com.