Tribute Quartet records modern version of a 1950’s classic.


(Gus Gaches photo courtesy Daywind Records)

To say the Tribute Quartet’s latest single, “Not My Will” is a classic southern gospel song may be an understatement. The oldest recording of the song we have in our library is an album from 1958 on GBS records titled, The Florida Boys Quartet and Their 11th Anniversary Album. The writer according to the label on the decades-old disk is Arthur Smith.

Tribute’s Gus Gaches mentioned the Florida Boys as he described the song, but says his group did something a little different from other versions.

“One of the reasons we did the song Not My Will was because of all of our familiarity with the Florida Boys cut. But one of the things we decided to do differently than most of the versions we had heard was to include a second verse.”

Gus said the new recording wasn’t just about the music.

“We just thought that the lyric was so strong in that second verse that we just didn’t want to do it without having that there. And I’m so glad that we did it because it’s such a great lyric.”

The song is included on Tribute’s “Quartet Tribute” project released last year with the single released to radio this year.

Listen for Not My Will on Texas Gospel Canada!

Tribute Quartet announces a major change

The Tribute Quartet is losing its bass Singer.  Anthony Davis, who has been with the group since January 2011, is stepping down.

“Family is family but, sometimes things change. We love our brother and we pray a blessing over him, in the name of Jesus,” says a post on the quartet’s Facebook page.

Anthony said, “To everything in life there is a season, but this – one of the most treasured seasons of my life – has drawn to a close. My heart will always be in music ministry and performance, and it has been nothing short of an honor to serve the Kingdom this way over the past decade.”

The group has not yet announced Anthony’s last day or future plans for the Quartet.  We will post an update once that information is available.

Tribute Quartet’s latest release “Fear Not,” is still doing well and still holds a place on the latest Singing News chart.