Joel Wood leaves Mark Trammell Quartet
The Mark Trammell Quartet announced this morning that tenor Joel Wood will be leaving the group.
Mark Trammell said it was a bittersweet day for the ministry, calling Joel “one of the finest young men I’ve ever traveled with.” However, he said, “While he’s gained in popularity as a professional singer, his popularity and need at home are even greater. I applaud his wisdom in using Godly discernment to strive for the ‘Best Dad’ award from four sons and a nephew vs. the award for ‘Best Gospel Singer.'”
Joel added that his time with the Mark Trammell Quartet was a blessing, adding: “While I LOVE singing Gospel music, I also love being an active part of the lives of my boys. As they grow older, there is more opportunity for them to be involved in sports and other activities outside the home and it has become impossible for my wife, Melissa, to be at five different places at one time. I’m not saying that I won’t ever sing again. I just feel after much prayer and consideration that this is the right decision for this time in our lives. Also, I would like to thank Mark Trammell, Pat Barker, Dustin Sweatman, and Stan Olson for their desire to help me grow as both a Gospel singer AND a father. They truly are Godly men and I have enjoyed my time with them.”
Joel will stay with the group until they find a replacement. Interested tenors can submit a resumé and demo CD with two or three songs The Mark Trammell Quartet, PO Box 588, Gadsden, AL. 35907.