Butch Owens joins Blackwood Brothers

The Blackwood Brothers announced the hire of Butch Owens as their new bass singer. [EDIT, 6/18/12: Broken link removed.] Owens commented:

I am excited to be a part of The Blackwood Brothers Quartet. It is a dream come true for me. The Blackwood Brothers Quartet is the most well-known name in gospel music with a great history of pioneering and influence in this industry. I am so proud to be able to help continue that great tradition. I look forward to meeting many new friends as we travel around the country and around the world.

Owens has performed with the Stamps Quartet, Anchormen, and Florida Boys, and is the father of Signature Sound bass singer Ian Owens. He has already spent two days in the studio, recording vocals for the group’s upcoming release. His first live concert with the group will be next Saturday, June 9.

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  1. I heard Butch with Mark Blackwood’s group a while back. Great voice and a great man. Looking forward to hearing how he impacts the Blackwood Brothers sound!

  2. Not good news for the Songfellows Quartet. With the loss of Brad Smith and now Butch, this is tough. Just the nature of quartet work though.

  3. I also noticed on their Facebook page that they list Mike Hammontree as part of the group. Is he coming back to the Blackwood Brothers?

    • I suspect that was an oversight. In a status update about a week ago (5/25), they commented that Mike Hammontree and his family were going to be on the program with them that evening.

      • I went over to their Facebook page and, sure enough, Mike Hammontree is once again listed as pianist.

      • If I remember correctly, he was not on there prior to Butch’s hiring.

  4. Mike Hammontree is back with the Blackwood Brothers. I saw them this past weekend and Hammontree was there and former Dixie Echoe Eugene Hathcoat was filling in at bass. (By the way, Hathcoat has an amazing depth & cut to his voice). Butch will do a fine job with the Blackwood Brothers and I am excited to hear that he has joined them.