TN - Palmetto State Quartet manager and bass singer, Larry
Strickland has announced the addition of Wesley Smith (pictured in
attached jpg) to the popular quartet. Smith will fill the tenor position
for the Nashville-based group.
Smith, the youngest of four sons, grew up in
and around Gospel music, as his dad, who also served as a pastor, sang in
a regional quartet. At a very young age, Smith was smitten with the
smooth, rich quartet sounds and became hooked on four-part harmony. He
admits that his favorite groups are The Cathedrals, The Statesmen and The
Oak Ridge Boys.
At a young age, he learned to play guitar and
piano and by the time he reached the age of 15 was singing and playing
bass guitar with his first quartet. He spent several years traveling and
singing with regional groups before accepting his first full-time
position, ironically with Palmetto State. He traveled with PSQ for two
years, and later began singing with The Dixie Echoes. Smith says, while he
enjoyed his time with The Dixie Echoes, he is thrilled to return to PSQ.
"I love Randy and all The Dixie Echoes," Smith states. "They are a great
bunch of guys, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them, but I'm
thrilled to be back with Palmetto State, and look forward to rekindling
many friendships I made with their many friends and fans."
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