We, at TributeQuartet.com, have learned, on March 13th, 2013, the FIRST ROUND results of the 2013 Singing News Fan Awards and Tribute nabbed TOP 10 nominations in 9 of 11 possible categories for the second year in a row! The categories are as listed:
1. Favorite Traditional Quartet
2. Favorite Young Artist (Riley Harrison Clark)
3. Favorite Tenor (Riley Harrison Clark)
4. Favorite Lead (Gary Casto)
5. Favorite Baritone (Josh Singletary)
6. Favorite Bass (Anthony Davis)
7. Favorite Musician (Josh Singletary)
8. Favorite Album of the Year (Our Anthem)
9. Favorite Song of the Year (Good News From Jerusalem)
Tribute wants to thank you all for your nominations! The next round of voting, with ballot for the top 5, is scheduled for the May issue.
NOTICE: In order to vote, you MUST be a subscriber to the Singing News Magazine. If you want to be a part of the voting process, you can sign up HERE
TRIBUTE QUARTET PERFORMS AT THE DELTA CALL
Nashville, TN—On Monday, May 30th, Tribute Quartet performed at the benefit concert, The Delta Call, an event held to raise funds for the tornado and flood stricken areas in the Delta States. Before a crowd of several thousand people at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, AL, Tribute sang their latest single, “Bring On The Joy,” from their new upcoming CD, “The Waiting Is Over,” slated for national release in mid-summer. They also performed “I Am Healed” to an enthusiastic crowd who eagerly embraced that song’s message given the nature of the concert. The event was hosted by TBN and Pastor Donnie McClurkin, and also featured such artist as CeCeWinans, Karen Wheaton, VaShawn Mitchell, Three Bridges, and many others.
Tribute manager and lead vocalist Gary Casto says, “We are so honored to have been a part of this great night of music for the cause of Christ and the wonderful people of the Delta States who were so devastated by the recent storms. Pastor McClurkin and the entire staff of TBN made us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived. We certainly thank them for the opportunity to share our music with the great people who came to support the event.”
The Delta Call is slated to air on Wednesday, June 1st, on the nightly Praise The Lord broadcast on TBN. Check your local listing for times.
Well, it's been a long time coming. Tribute has been finishing their latest recording effort entitled, "The Waiting Is Over". This project, produced by Roger Talley, contains eleven powerful songs that are sure to reach to the coarsest of spirits.
Gary Casto, manager and emcee states, "We hope this CD is an inspiration to all who hear it, just as it has been to us through the recording process. Though, we've had some trials and, no doubt, so has everyone else, it's nice to be reminded that the waiting IS over and it's time to live in joy with this victorious life!"
BUT, the waiting isn't over just yet. The release dates are set for July, 1 (digital release) and July, 19 (general release)
The track list is as follows:
1. Songs of Zion (Barbara Huffman/Gary Casto)
2. Makes Me Wanna Go (Brian Alvey)
3. Jesus Is Alive (Greg Lindsey)
4. Homecoming Day (Melissa Brady)
5. More Than Able (Rodney Griffin)
6. I Am (Jerry Kelso/Tim Skaggs/Roger Comer)
7. There Is A City (Barbara Huffman/Marcia Henry)
8. The Climb (Barbara Huffman/Gary Casto)
9. He Is Leading The Way (Ronny Hinson)
10. Save My Family (Tammie Herring)
11. Bring On The Joy (Ann Downing/Daryl Williams)
Here's more on the interview at Solid Gospel for their top 10 of 2010 pick of "That's Why I Love Him So".
Here's another look behind the scenes of Tribute's latest recording effort at Crossroads Studios.
Friday, January 21, at approximately 5 o'clock in the evening, Tribute was en route to Texarkana, AR by way of I-30 between Dallas, TX and Texarkana. At mile marker 150, the rear passenger tire blew and caught fire. After pulling over to the shoulder, attempts were made to extinguish the fire with no avail. They were able to clear all sound equipment, product and very little clothes before the entire bus, including all suit, ties, shirts, personal items, etc., was engulfed in flames.
All who were aboard the bus, escaped unharmed.
As of 7:30 PM, the Mount Vernon Fire Dept. was still fighting flames.
Tribute would like to thank all of Mount Vernon's emergency departments for their hard work and care. They would also like to thank all who have prayed and delivered well wishes. Your prayers are envied.
Please keep watching Tribute Quartet's schedule for more information. As of now, all appearances, starting Jan. 27, 2011, will be honored.
Tribute was tickled to learn their number ten song on the Singing News Charts, "That's Why I Love Him So", written by Brian Alvey and Gary Casto, was counted in the Solid Gospel Listener's Choice Top 10 Songs of 2010!
Gary Casto, Josh Singletary and Riley Harrison Clark made an appearance in January 2011 to Solid Gospel Studios in Nashville, TN where they accepted the award. Gary says, "This song has been a blessing to us and we are so thankful that it has been as big of a blessing to the listeners as well".
Tribute's latest single, "Calvary Wins Again" is climbing the charts and is quickly becoming a beloved song by listeners everywhere. Keep watching TributeQuartet.com for more information and updates of the current recording process of their newest project endeavor.
Tribute Quartet is excited to announce the addition of bass vocalist Anthony Davis to their group. Anthony is 28 years old and calls Dyersburg, TN home. Prior to joining Tribute Quartet, Anthony worked in the law enforcement field. He brings to the group six years of quartet experience, a great bass tone and the ability to sing a smooth lead vocal with passion and conviction.
Anthony is the successor of Dennis Dugger, the original bass for the group. Dennis leaves with the blessing of each member of the quartet. Gary Casto says, "This is a bittersweet time for us. We have enjoyed traveling with Dennis, and we appreciate his years of loyalty and dedication to Tribute. He leaves the group with our best wishes. As we look forward to the future, we are thrilled that a young man of Anthony's talent and witness has been sent to our group. We are excited to introduce him to our gospel music family in the weeks and months to come."
It's that time again! Tribute is back in the studio for their 4th national release.
Keep watching for more updates!