Gaither Vocal Band to perform 2014 tour with Phelps/Hampton/English/Gaither lineup
UPDATE, 10/28/2013, 5 PM: It’s official: Michael English and Mark Lowry are both leaving the Gaither Vocal Band.
The Gaither Vocal Band’s concert schedule, posted here, lists the Gaither Vocal Band members and any guest artists performing at each concert venue. As anticipated, the remainder of the group’s 2013 schedule indicates that they will be performing as the familiar five-man vocal lineup of David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Michael English, Mark Lowry, and Bill Gaither.
This changes for the 2014 season. They have now posted twenty dates for 2014, and each of these dates specifically lists a four-man Gaither Vocal Band lineup: David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Michael English, and Bill Gaither. Since Mark Lowry is not listed as appearing as a group member or as a soloist at any of these dates, this suggests that he will either be leaving the Gaither Vocal Band or taking an extended leave of absence at the end of the year. (Hat tip, Molly.)