Wes Hampton in for the long haul
I have intentionally held back from getting to like any Gaither Vocal Band tenor too much. They put in two years with the Gaither Vocal Band, then leave for a solo career in Contemporary Christian Music. Well, it looks like Wes Hampton could be a different sort of tenor. He recently had an interview with the Kalamazoo Gazette (hat tip, Gospelmusicfan), where he said:
“I’ll be in this group till it ceases to exist,” Hampton predicted.
He has spent more than a year with the group, whose alumni include Steve Green, Michael English and Russ Taff, all of whom have solo careers.
“I don’t want a solo career; I’m here for the group,” Hampton said. “I’m living my dream.”
I like what I’m seeing thus far. He has a good voice, and if the Gaither Vocal Band can keep him for the long haul, they could go to new heights.