Kinston, NC – Popular Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame member, Ed Oâ€™Neal, manager of The Dixie Melody Boys , has announced that a scheduling agreement has been reached with Michael and Christian Davis and the Davis Artist Agency. The Davis Artist Agency will immediately begin scheduling The Dixie Melody Boys for events throughout the remainder of 2015, as well as 2016.
Joining the Davis Artist Agency marks the end of an era for The Dixie Melody Boys, who have enjoyed a long-term scheduling agreement with the Harper Agency for more than three decades. â€œWe have always enjoyed a wonderful relationship with Ed and Jeff Harper,â€ Oâ€™Neal states. â€œIn fact, our relationship with the Harper family goes back decades, when their dad, Herman, first started the company. They have been very good to us, and we greatly appreciate their friendship and the many years of great service they have provided to The Dixie Melody Boys. They have been very good to us over the years, but we are also very excited to begin this new relationship with Michael and Christian Davis and their staff at the Davis Artist Agency. We are looking forward to the great things we believe God has in store for The Dixie Melody Boys.â€
The new scheduling agreement announcement comes on the heels of the release of the groupâ€™s brand new Revived recording from the Great American Gospel label. Since organizing over five decades ago, The Dixie Melody Boys have enjoyed much success, including a Grammy nomination and numerous Fan Award nominations from The Singing News Magazine. Over the years, hit releases have flowed their way in bunches, including recent releases such as â€œIâ€™ll Be Living That Way,â€ â€œI Wonâ€™t Compromise,â€ â€œWelcome Home,â€ â€œAntioch Church Choir,â€ â€œIâ€™m One Of Themâ€ and â€œRoll Back, Red Sea.â€Â Led by 50-year Gospel Music veteran, Ed Oâ€™Neal, The Dixie Melody Boys deliver a first-class performance filled with excitement, energy and traditional, Southern Gospel Music night after night. These characteristics, united with their desire to never compromise their responsibility to spread the Gospel through Southern Gospel Music in a professional manner, have allowed The Dixie Melody Boys to firmly establish a place at the forefront of Southern Gospel Music.
The Davis Artist Agency is looking forward to representing The Dixie Melody Boys, a group possessing such a rich heritage, standing the test of time and continuing to present the message of the Gospel through song.Â â€œWhen Christian and I began the Davis Artist Agency, our goal was to sign a legendary name toÂ our roster,â€ Michael Davis states. â€œThe first artist to sign was Ed O’Neal and The Dixie Melody Boys.Â Ed is a true legend in Gospel Music. Many words could be used to describe him: Godly, teacher, mentor, family man, gentleman, friend and the list goes on.”
“We are honored to have the classic sound of the Dixie Melody Boys at Davis Artist Agency,â€ Christian Davis adds. â€œEd O’Neal is a giant among bass singers and a classy example to all seeking a career in Gospel Music.”