Chris Cooper leaves Gold City
As a number of other Southern Gospel sites have posted, and as SoGospelNews has officially confirmed [EDIT, 2/22/13: Broken link removed], Chris Cooper has left Gold City. The group has indicated they will announce his replacement within the next few days.
Changes of this sort can be mutually agreeable. His departure doesn’t mean that he got fired or quit on bad terms. Sometimes someone gets a taste of road life—or more accurately, in Chris’s case, the pressure of the spotlight in a group that has been at the top of its genre with multiple past lineups—and decides it just isn’t their cup of tea. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
It seems many Gold City fans are collectively holding their breath to see if Tim Riley can talk Jay Parrack back onto the road. But whether or not this happens, what does seem fairly certain is that the star power of Tim Riley should come with the pull to land a top talent.