The Blackwood Brothers Quartet

 

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet was formed in 1934 with brothers Roy, Doyle, James and Roy’s oldest son R.W. That heritage of gospel music is still carried on today as James’ oldest son Jimmy joins tenor great Wayne Little, the smooth bass of Randy Byrd and the piano artistry of Brad White to present a modern-day version of that great quartet sound.

 

James Blackwood Jr. has been singing gospel music for over 40 years, first with the Jr. Blackwood Brothers, then J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet and later with The Blackwood Brothers. In 1984 Jimmy was healed of cancer and in 1986 began a solo evangelistic ministry. Jimmy is a 5-time Grammy award winner and the Blackwood Brothers and the Stamps Quartet have both been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Jimmy and his wife Mona have two daughters and five grandchildren.

 

Wayne Little is one of the great tenor voices of our day. He has been singing for most of his life starting in church at the age of eight. In 1991 he started the Crystal River Boys gospel quartet. Recently he sang with Hovie Lister in the Statesmen Quartet and with Ken Turner and the New Millennium Quartet. Wayne has performed at the Pentagon with Rev. Franklin Graham. Wayne and his wife Gina have two sons.

 

Randy Byrd is a ministers’ son whose singing influences include Bill Lyles, of the Blackwood Brothers from the early ‘50s and James “Big Chief” Wetherington of the Statesmen Quartet. Randy has sung with several regional groups from Missouri and recently was the leader of the group ‘Majesty’ from Des Moines, Iowa. Randy and his wife Lisa have three daughters and one granddaughter.

 

Brad White, the youngest member of the group, is an accomplished pianist and saxophone player. He played the piano for the James Blackwood Quartet and has served as a minister of music and has traveled in music ministry for over 15 years. His showmanship and piano arrangements are exciting and inspirational.  Brad also sings the baritone part of the quartet. Brad and his wife Karen have two daughters.

 

For scheduling information please contact:

Mona Blackwood at 1-800-476-7749  

or 

email: mona@blackwoodbrothers.com

 

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