● Gulfport, Mississippi
● Established 1957
● When Mr. & Mrs. Ward Hurt organized a quartet in Lumberton, Mississippi, little did they realize that they were also providing the springboard for many artists who have become very familiar to Southern Gospel fans. During the past 61 years, more than 75 men—including names such as Paul Vision (Dixie Echoes), Tommy Atwood (Florida Boys), Mark Lanier (Perfect Heart), and Billy Todd (Florida Boys)—have appeared as members of the quartet. The list keeps growing as The Bibletones are in the early stages of their 7th decade with a renewed vigor and determination to keep presenting Southern Gospel Music—quartet style!
● Memphis, Tennessee
● Established 1934
● The Blackwood Brothers have performed in all 50 U.S. states, every Canadian province and 45 other countries with notable stops in Great Britain, the Middle East, South Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong and the Philippines, Until this day, they remain as one of the few Southern Gospel quartets to ever sing at the White House.
● Winston, Georgiai
● Established 1993
● For most of the early days of the Memphis Quartet Show, one of the most requested groups of each year's event was Brian Free & Assurance. But, as 2015 came to an end, the group became a trio—and thus, there started a noticeable absence in Memphis. However, the year 2018 brings a very special return performance of Brian Free & Assurance as a quartet as veteran bass singer—and former member of the group—Keith Plott joins the award-winning trio for an afternoon matinee you won't soon forget! Make sure you get your reservations for this extremely rare appearance of this quartet.
● Pensacola, Florida
● Established 1960
● For most of The Dixie Echoes’ history, two or more members of a family have been in the group. During the group’s early days, J.G. and Joe Whitfield filled the bass and baritone roles respectively. Later, Dale Shelnut and his sons Randy and Andrew traveled the highways together. Today, Randy and his son, Randy, Jr., anchor the group.
● Kinston, North Carolina
● Established 1961
● Though the group’s name invokes images of the South, The Dixie Melody Boys cemented their place in Gospel music history by establishing a presence where other quartets rarely traveled pre-1990′s. The Northeast, Mid-West and the West Coast soon grew to favor the sounds Ed O’Neal and “the boys” crisscrossed the country to deliver.
● Stow, Ohio
● Established 2003
● Known internationally as “Ambassadors of Joy,” this fun-loving quartet from Ohio has watched as their recordings frequently sat atop Billboard Magazine’s Music Charts for both video and audio; their songs win awards from multiple organizations; and their members win the hearts of people all around the world. Be careful—their energy is contagious!
● Little Rock, Arkansas
● Established 1932
● With more than 60 years of experience, this is one quartet that ranks among legends! Under the leadership of one of the true "Deans of Bass Singing" (Southern Gospel Music Hall of Famer Gerald Williams), The Melody Boys bring back memories of quartet singing in its truest form.
● Gadsden, Alabama
● Established 1980
● Since their introduction to the Southern Gospel world, this quartet consistently remains a fan favorite at concerts, on radio, in church services—everywhere. The trademark vocals of give Gold City create an instantly recognizable sound and you’ll often find young performers standing in the wings of the stage, learning all they can from this legendary group.
● Chillicothe, Ohio
● Established 1988
● What do you have when you take a first-class trio and add in a bass singer that is one of Gospel music's most beloved individuals? The answer is a quartet that has proven to be a fan-favorite when the foursome makes one of their limited appearances. Long before The Guardians of today arrived in Gospel music, the individual members—Dean Hickman, Neil Uhrig, and John Darin Rowsey—have accumulated years of experience with groups such as The Golden Keys, Karen Peck & New River, and more. Pat Barker's resume' includes singing the low notes for The Dixie Echoes, The Mark Trammell Quartet, and The Second Half Quartet. Yes, you're going to like this!
● Bryson City, North Carolina
● Established 1964
● Rarely has a quartet dominated the radio airplay charts in the manner The Inspirations have maintained for nearly 50 years. “Jesus Is Coming Soon,” “Touring That City, ” “Is That Footsteps I Hear,” “I Have Not Forgotten,” “I Just Want To Thank You Lord” and “It’s In The Savior’s Hands” are a mere fraction of this group’s list of hits.
● Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
● Established 1957
● What originally began in 1959 as a family group of two brothers and their wives has now sang Southern Gospel Music as an all-male quartet for the past two decades. Jon Kelly, the only current member with ties to the original group, has assembled a quartet of men who are committed to the four-part harmony tradition befitting of the group's hometown of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee—the city that is recognized as the "Birthplace of Southern Gospel Music."
● Asheville, North Carolina
● Established 1956
● Few quartets have a legacy with a mile-long list of household names. But found among the personnel rolls of this 57-year tradition are Eldridge Fox, Jim Hamill, Squire Parsons, Johnny Parrack, Ernie Phillips, Mark Trammell, Anthony Burger, and dozens more. Today’s Kingsmen, led by Ray Dean Reese, still delight audiences everywhere they appear.
● Gainesville, Georgia
● Established 2005
● Gospel music and the name “LeFevre” are synonymous so it is only fitting that this legendary name be included on any new major event. With Gospel DNA in his blood and a wealth of road experience to build upon, Mike LeFevre has assembled a quartet that not only respects the classics of yesterday but also sets in motion the standards of tomorrow.
● Gadsden, Alabama
● Established 2002
● Glen Payne once described Mark Trammell as “the perfect quartet man.” Regarded as one of the finest baritones to stand behind a microphone, Trammell has surrounded himself with those who are equally dedicated to the music he loves. With great attention to “all the little details,” this group is perpetuating the craft of solid quartet singing with every performance.
● Douglasville, Georgia
● Established 2003 (re-established 2017)
● With covers on national magazines, multiple No. 1 songs, appearances on noteworthy stages around the nation, and the trophy for the 2013 Favorite New Traditional Quartet in the Singing News Fan Awards, the Southern Gospel music community was stunned when the group retired from touring just when it seemed the sky was the limit. However, they're back! Join them at the 2017 Memphis Quartet Show for their very first appearance after returning to performing select dates.

● Chattanooga, TN
● Established 1991 (re-established 2018)
● Phil Cross has announced the return of his popular group, Poet Voices, as a quartet – the first time in 15 years! Beginning January 2018, Poet Voices will embark on a brand new tour with some familiar faces and extraordinary voices joining Phil: Donny Henderson (long-time Poet Voices member who originally joined in 1999,) Nic Holland (originally joined in 2000, and a new face to the group, Brandon Barry. Audiences across the world have enjoyed and been ministered to by the extraordinary songwriting talents of Phil Cross. Along with new music written by Cross, Poet Voices will perform some of Phil’s most loved songs made popular by the group – “I Am Redeemed,” “Jesus Built A Bridge,” One Holy Lamb,” “Grace and Glory” and more – along with Cross compositions made popular by other artists – “Wedding Music” by the Cathedrals, “Miracle In Me” by the Speers, “When I Get Carried Away” by Gold City, “Yes, I Am” by the Hoppers, along with the iconic tune, “Champion Of Love” made popular by the Cathedrals. The experience of Poet Voices seasoned voices combined with the legendary writing of Phil Cross bring fresh and exciting quartet harmony. We are looking forward to the journey!”

● Candler, North Carolina
● Established 1978
● Four-part harmony being sung around a campfire led to the formation of a quartet that today incorporates strong Biblically-based lyrics with incredible instrumentation in every song. During their 38-year existence, The Primitive Quartet has developed a large following from not only Gospel music enthusiasts but also acoustic music aficionados as well.
● Nashville, Tennessee
● Established 2006
● Since the group’s inception, Tribute Quartet’s motto has been “Preserving the heritage and promoting the future of Southern Gospel music.” Apparently many agree that this quartet is living up to their goal, as they’ve become important elements of dozens of annual concerts, many vacation cruises and practically all of Gospel music’s multi-day events.