Ryan Seaton leaves Signature Sound
Signature Sound just announced that lead singer Ryan Seaton is leaving. He will be replaced by Karen Peck & New River’s Devin McGlamery. Haase’s announcement:
It is with sadness and regret that I announce the departure of Ernie Haase & Signature Sound lead singer, Ryan Seaton.
I thank him from the bottom of my heart for all his contributions. We wish Ryan the very best in his personal and professional pursuits, wherever they may lead him.
While one part of my heart is very heavy, the other half is uplifted by the news that Devin McGlamery, from southern gospel’s Grammy-nominated Karen Peck & New River, is joining EHSS as new lead singer! Devin has been lead/tenor for KPNR for the last five years, following a five-year career with the Dixie Melody Boys.
Devin’s debut with us will be on January 15, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio, at our “Dream On” concert featuring The Collingsworth Family – our first performance after Christmas break. We’re really thrilled to be headlining our own show throughout next year.
“To say I’m excited is an understatement,” said Devin. “Ernie and I have been great friends for years. I’ve always had a lot of admiration for him as a singer and as a person, and he has always encouraged me. Words cannot express how wonderful I feel about this opportunity for my career and my family.”
A native of Valdosta, Georgia, Devin is 27 and lives in Kinston, North Carolina, with his wife Karen Ham McGlamery and their children, Karlyn and Preston.
“I want to thank Karen Peck so much for everything over the last five years,” said Devin. “She let southern gospel music get to know the real me, and she let me be who I am. For that and many things, I will always be grateful. I’m really looking forward to the next part of my calling and my journey with Ernie and the group.”
I thank God for the opportunity to work with Devin and am grateful to Karen and Susan Peck for their graciousness. Please join me in giving a warm Signature Sound welcome to Devin, and keep Ryan and his dear family in your prayers!
As always, your support and understanding is SO valued and appreciated.
Signature Sound had maintained a stable lineup for an impressive length of time, keeping the same four vocalists for five or six years.
Devin McGlamery is an able vocalist, and he certainly comes to the job with the right hair!
Eyes will be on Ryan Seaton to see where he ends up. Gold City would be a long shot but not impossible; the phrasing of their last press release, though, makes it sound like their lineup is pretty settled for now. If Tim knew that was in the works, chances are he would have held the press release for a few days.
Could he be starting his own group?