Gold City hires Brent Mitchell
Gold City has just announced the hire of Brent Mitchell. Mitchell has sung previously with Mercy’s Mark and N’Harmony and is Gold City’s fourth tenor in the last three two years. (Update: My math skills have come up for discussion in the comments. Granted, math has always been my weakest subject, but here’s how I reckon things: Steve Ladd left Gold City on April 27, 2009; Chris Cooper joined June 17 and left December 16 of last year, and Josh Cobb joined December 22, 2009, and left yesterday. That’s how I come up with a number of four in two years or, more precisely, one year, seven months, and two days.) Here’s the official press release:
Gold City has announced that Brent Mitchell has joined the quartet as tenor vocalist, filling the vacancy created by the departure of Josh Cobb.
“No one dislikes change more than I do,” says Gold City’s Daniel Riley. “But that doesn’t change the fact that changes do happen. Often times, people don’t always understand the reason behind the changes—we don’t always understand it ourselves, as change can come quickly for any of a huge number of reasons.
“Josh Cobb is an incredibly talented person and we’ve enjoyed our time with him. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.
“Brent will officially start his role with Gold City November 11,” continues Riley. “Many Southern Gospel fans will remember Brent from his tenure with Mercy’s Mark. He possesses a very distinct tenor voice, and we’re very excited to welcome him to our group.”
Brent, his wife, Heather, and their 7-year old daughter, Ivy, live in Moulton, Ala., and he’s excited about joining the legendary quartet. “I grew up listening to this music,” says Brent. “It has always been a dream of mine to be part of a legacy like Gold City. I am excited to have an opportunity once again to sing the best music in the world.”
Brent is one of the friendliest individuals I’ve met in Southern Gospel. Here’s hoping he’s up to the challenge and that this move ushers in long-term stability for the group.