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CROSSMEN ~ BIO

 

The Crossmen
765 Hidden Valley Rd.
Morgantown, KY 42261


E-mail:
boyceflener@bellsouth.net

Website:
www.crossmenquartet.com

 

The 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.

As 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.

In 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 quartet.
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.

Since 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 in store.

 



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