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Who are the members of the Gaither Vocal Band?

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As of 2014, the members of the Gaither Vocal Band are lead singer Adam Crabb, Wes Hampton, David Phelps, founder Bill Gaither and baritone Todd Suttles, the new fifth member. Crabb replaces Michael English, while David Phelps replaces Mark Lowry, who left the group at the end of 2013.

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Although the Gaither Vocal Band has performed and recorded contemporary Christian and Southern Gospel for over 25 years, at the end of 2013, founder Bill Gaither found himself auditioning replacements for two members.

Gaither hired well-established Gospel artist David Phelps to replace Mark Lowry. Phelps is known for his distinctive baritone and his philosophy of art reflecting the "Ultimate Life” amid the rigors of everyday living. With 10 albums to his credit, Phelps offers Gaither a wealth of experience.

Like Phelps, tenor Adam Crabb also brings years of experience to the Gaither Vocal Band as its new lead singer, replacing Michael English. Billed as the “face of youth" in gospel music, Crabb’s signature is his youthful approach to traditional lyrics, making him a good fit for Gaither.

The new fifth member, baritone Todd Suttles, joins the Gaither Vocal Band after singing with Nashville’s Settles Connection for years. While a member, Suttles sang backup for such recording artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Randy Travis, Buddy Greene and T-Bone Burnett.

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