I've just boarded flight #5228, Minneapolis to Knoxville, with a brief stop in St. Louis. I'm tired and homesick but I have such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. We've just completed trax on the Chancellors newest project. All I can tell you is you are about to experience true Southern Gospel Quartet singing at its finest! The combination of great song selection, wonderful attitudes, "hot trax" and the talents of these four men with their vocals have given Southern Gospel music a project it can be proud of. I first met the Chancellors about 12 years ago when they contacted me about playing on their upcoming project. I gladly accepted and what a wonderful relationship I've developed with these great Christian men. Getting to write these liner notes will give me an opportunity to say some things about these guys that they probably are too humble to say about themselves.
First, Ian; this project was my first introduction to this young man. I feel that he is one of the finest tenors in Southern Gospel today! He possesses a unique and distinctive voice. He sings from his heart and I know that you'll be able to tell that his heart is full of the Lord.
Next we come to Harold. I have a great deal of respect for this man. Not only does he have a rich, smooth baritone voice, but he has a wisdom about him which is probably the "glue" that holds the quartet together! I'm very proud to call him my friend.
Jim was the one who I actually met first. Since then, I've seen and heard this man sing with so much feeling and authority; he is a perfect example of what a lead singer should be. He is someone who dearly loves to sing and be in a quartet. Jim can evermore "carry the mail!"
Lastly, Mike. I was privileged to stay with Mike and his family in their home while working on this project and what a blessing he has become to me. After talking with this man you can't help but feel how much he loves God. He has a fantastic "ear" for parts and a great knowledge of what a true bass singer is supposed to be. His range is just wonderful!
These four men love singing and when you put this and their love of God together, it's "magic"! I've been a part of many recordings through the years; this ranks as one of my favorites! So sit back, relax and let the Chancellors Quartet minister to you through Southern Gospel Quartet singing that is second to none!
Harold, Jim, Mike, Ian, Chris, Scott, and Gary, I love you guys. Thanks for including me.
"The Piano Player"