Melody Boys celebrate 60th Anniversary
In 1949, the Melody Boys Quartet launched. At the time, their 16-year-old bass singer, Gerald Williams, was the youngest bass singer on the Southern Gospel circuit. Today, after six decades on the road, he is possibly the oldest bass singer on the circuit.
To commemorate the group’s 60th anniversary, Solid Gospel will be hosting a live one-hour special program on May 18 at 9:00 A.M. This will feature songs from the group’s most recent recording, Destination Heaven, and interviews with the current members of the Quartet. Besides Williams, the quartet is composed of tenor Tim Williams (no relation to Gerald), lead singer Alan Kendall, and baritone/pianist Caleb Matheny.
A big congratulations to the Melody Boys! Though the group has come off the road briefly here and there, so it isn’t 60 consecutive years, this is a major milestone and definitely worth commemorating.