Matt Dibler leaves Diplomats, goes solo
Matt Dibler sang lead with the Inspirations for nine years, starting in 1999, until his sudden resignation from the group the week before NQC 2008. He resurfaced several months later, filling in for Diplomats lead singer Jimmy Pearson when Pearson had to be off the road recovering from heart surgery.
They ultimately asked him to stay on, and he stayed with the group for two years. He just announced via Facebook and on his newly redesigned website that he has resigned from the Diplomats and is launching a solo career. However, he noted on Facebook that he will still appear with the Diplomats on select dates.