Mike Hammontree leaves Blackwood Brothers
The Blackwood Brothers have just announced (on Facebook) that pianist Mike Hammontree is leaving the group. [EDIT, 6/18/12: Broken link removed.] He had toured with his family prior to joining the Blackwood Brothers, and continued to tour with them on days the group was off.
Prior to Hammontree’s joining the group, baritone Billy Blackwood played piano on a few numbers, so the Blackwood Brothers do have that option, should they continue with the four members for now.