The Inspirations unveil new lineup—UPDATED
Though I don’t see any official announcements on the rest of their website, the Inspirations have put a group photo with two new faces on their website’s home page. At the far right, singing tenor, is Dallas Rogers; their new lead singer (I’ve heard but not confirmed that his name is David Regan) is standing in the back row, second from left.
UPDATE (10:43 AM): A quick call over to the Inspirations office answered a few questions. David Ragan’s name is pronounced like President Reagan’s, but Ron Hutchins indicated it was spelled r-a-g-a-n. David is Filipino (to Ron’s knowledge the first in Southern Gospel); his father was a GI stationed in the Philippines and married a Filipino. He is a recent graduate of Pensacola Christian College. Bios on Dallas and David will be on the website soon.
Also, Ron said that the plan is for Dallas Rogers to be a recording member of the group, and for Archie to be a featured vocalist (that wasn’t his exact wording). I asked if it was a situation like James Blackwood with the Blackwood Brothers, and he said yes.
To say I’m looking forward to see what their next release brings would be an understatement. In fact, my anticipation level for that one is almost as high as for the upcoming GVB reunion. And sometimes I suspect I’m one of the few in Southern Gospel that would be anticipating both equally!