Crossmen Quartet began singing together in the spring or 1993.
Five Kentucky boys started with a dream and the quartet has been
going strong ever since. This traditional male quartet has seen
some changes through the years, but Boyce Flener and Scott Flener,
remain as original members and founders of the Crossmen.
of 2005, The Crossmen Quartet members are Scott Flener-tenor,
Boyce Flener-lead, Darren Lawrence-baritone, and Mark Mudd-bass.
Scott and Boyce are brothers, and Darren and Mark are married
to Flener cousins. So, this group offers something few can. They
are a male quartet and family group in one! The rich family harmony
of the group continues to establish the sound that delights gospel
audiences everywhere. Each of these men feels they have a true
calling from God to be in this ministry. That is most evident
as you watch them perform the music they love and bless hearts
with the message they proclaim in song.
the beginning, the Crossmen made a couple of independent recordings
featuring mostly favorite songs from full-time, well-known quartets.
One night, a twist of fate brought a gentleman with connections
to the Grand Ole Opry to a local church on an evening The Crossmen
were appearing there. Within a few months, this group was standing
on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, singing
gospel music to a sold-out crowd of thousands.
Even though the quartet had already begun to travel quite extensively,
this exposure and repeated trips to "the Opry" attracted
the attention of nationally known promoters and a record company
who was interested in giving them a chance. From there, the word
spread in the southern gospel music industry about a new male
While recording with Sonlite Records, the group produced two projects
on the label, with every nationally released single making the
charts in the Singing News Magazine (the printed voice of gospel
music) Top Eighty. Their first nationwide release "Sweet
Heaven Awaits" went to #49 on the charts. This song was co-written
by lead singer- Boyce Flener and Gayle Brooks, mother of original
Crossmen bass singer- Jason Brooks. "Rise Above It All,"
a powerful song featuring Scott Flener-tenor, written by Chris
White, charted at #39 in the nation. Their recording, on the Family
Music Group label, continued their streak of charting songs. "You
Are the One," a catchy tune with a timely message, written
by Gerald Crabb, topped the charts for the Crossmen at #36. Now
with Zion Music Group in Nashville, Tennessee, the group recently
recorded their second project there. "Movin' Ahead"
was given a prestigious "5 star rating" by Sogospel
News, in the fall on 2004. The first single "Ole Time Way,"
achieved Top 50 in U.S. Gospel News charts. "Washed in the
Blood," the current single was released in March 2005.
1993, The Crossmen Quartet has performed in nearly 1,000 concerts
and taken its music to nearly 30 states and the Bahamas, with
performances in Grand Cayman and Mexico coming in 2002. They have
made numerous appearances on national television and have been
nominated for and won many local, state and national awards, both
as a group and as individuals. The group has been featured in
major industry publications, including three feature articles
in the Singing News Magazine, and a cover picture/story in the
U.S. Gospel News. As The Crossmen Quartet looks to the future,
group members and their families pray for God's guidance as they
continue their ministry in song, and to be open to what He has