The Perrys hire David Ragan
Last night, the Perrys announced that David Ragan will be their new lead singer. He had been filling in for the last several weeks and has now been offered and accepted the permanent position.
Whenever the Inspirations would sing with the Perrys, I always enjoyed it. I’ve been a fan of theirs for along time. With the lead singers they’ve had through the years, I know I have big shoes to fill, and I’m thankful for that opportunity. I thought the biggest change for me would be going from a male group to one that’s co-ed, but Bryan, Leah and I gelled almost immediately. They’re both laid back and very easy to travel with. Bryan is such a great singer with one of the best hearts. And Libbi is incredible. I’m not sure I could put into words the grace and determination she has. I admire her and Tracy both very much, and respect this ministry they’ve built. I’m very happy to be a part of this fine team.
Libbi Perry Stuffle added:
On behalf of the Perrys, Tracy and I are thrilled to welcome David, his wife Michelle, and son Bradley to our FAMILY! We have known David for several years and have always admired his love for God, the music and the fans. We are excited to start a new chapter with David.
There are enough stylistic difference between The Inspirations (David’s previous group) and The Perrys that some observers questioned whether he would be able to make the stylistic transition. Within weeks, though, he was erasing all doubt with performances like this one: