Growing up in the 1970s the cool thing was to start a band. If you were from the city you started a rock band; from the country, a country band; and if you were from church you started a gospel quartet. That is how I came to be a part of a gospel group.
We had sung locally for several months before we got our first out of town invitation. I answered the phone, and the pastor on the other end said, “I hear ya’ll are a fine group of young people and we would love to have you come sing at our third Saturday night gospel singing.”