Many quartet gospel groups have tried to carry on after the death of their leader. Most have found it very difficult to do so. A group that has been able to move on after losing their leader is The Legendary Singing Stars – formerly Tommy Ellison & The Singing Stars.
The Legendary Singing Stars have released their first full CD since the passing of the leader, Tommy Ellison. In gospel circles Tommy Ellison was known as The Superstar. Thus it is fitting that the new CD is titled Sail On Superstar.
The title is even more meaningful to the group, it that the another member of the group that was called from rest to labor last year actually wrote the song – Dennis Bowers. Brother Bowers was the Rhythm Guitar Player for the group. He wrote the song as a tribute to The Superstar. Unfortunately, he was never able to record the song. Bowers’ son, Da’Quan Bowers sing the song on the new project and dedicates it to his father and The Superstar.
Members of the group are Sam Williams, Oscar “Big O” Hardnett, Billie Hardie, Antrun “Tron” Sherrills, Raynard Ladson, Da’Quan Bowers, and Justin Mickens. With Sam, Big O and Hardie anchoring the group, they are able to deliver that signature Singing Stars’ style to the project.
Listen to the entire CD at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio during the Quartet Mix broadcast for July.