Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A new southern gospel quartet with some familiar ties is set to release a brand new album in a special free concert event this Saturday, June 8th.
The group "United," made up of former members of the now retired Crossmen Quartet, have reassembled for a new sound and outlook on singing.
"After the retirement of the Crossmen, we took some time to reflect on what we wanted to do," said tenor singer Scott Flener, a resident of Morgantown. "While we felt like retiring the Crossmen was the best route to take, we were able to rejuvenate some old friendships with some former members and create something new, once the timing was right."
The group is not looking to "hit the road" again, in the same manner for which the Crossmen were once known.
"We're all very happy with our careers, our families, and the roles we have in our own churches," Flener said. "This is a new way to share our God-given talent with others as our schedules allow. We enjoy singing with each other and singing about the Lord."
The group is made up of Flener, baritone Darren Lawrence, bass Jason Brooks, and lead Darren Doyle. Their repertoire is made up of originals with a few old classics and obscure covers mixed in. All members of the group are originally from Butler and Edmonson Counties.
The concert is being held at Crossland Community Church, located at 600 31W Bypass in Bowling Green at 7pm. There is no admission and the album will be available there for the first time. Doors will open at 6pm.
The group's music will also be available on all major download sites and streaming services.