Nashville, TN (March 15, 2019) Great things are happening for The Williamsons! They were honored to be the December cover of the Singing News, received their second number 1 song in March and they were invited to perform a featured set at The National Quartet Convention, and several more national events in 2019. God has truly been blessing this ministry!
Change often accompanies blessings. The Williamsons are sad to announce the departure of long-time lead singer Karl Rice. His mother has been in ill health for quite some time and it has only gotten worse. Karl said, “I have never been a part of a more loving, incredible group of people than the Williamsons. With the failing health of my mother, grandfather, and other close family members, I realized something. I have only seen my family once or twice a year for the last 18 years. With the uncertainty of what time is left, it is with a grateful heart that I return to my roots in South Carolina. After what has felt like a lifetime of prayer, God has answered us and directed my wife and I to South Carolina. While family was one of the catalysts in our decision, the Lord’s calling was the main heart-changing factor. I will continue to serve the Lord at our new local church. When God calls us to change, He gives us a heart for it. And boy, has He ever given me a double dose! Yes, I will still be singing. Yes, I will still be preaching. And yes, I will miss each one of them dearly, and I could not have asked for a better family outside of my own. Please continue your support for the Williamson’s. They will continue to do greater and BIGGER things for the Lord!”
Donnie Williamsons states, “although we’ve known since the first of the year, Karl blessed us by staying and helping Bo during this time of transition. That’s the kind of guy Karl is!”
While Karl will be sorely missed there is still more good news! Lisa Williamson’s younger brother Bo Chesser has been traveling with The Williamsons since graduating from East Central University in Ada, OK this past May with a degree in music. He will be stepping in to fill the lead position. Bo has already captured the hearts of audiences around the country with his singing and playing. Bo states, “It’s been a dream of mine to do exactly what I’m doing and it’s an added blessing to do this with my family!”
Williamsons Manager, Les Butler, states, “in the past few weeks the Williamsons have been giving Bo more stage time. We’ve received calls and emails from across the country about how Bo’s testimony and talent has been such a blessing. Add one of the greatest bass singers in Gospel Music in Darin Hebert and the uber-talented dual threat-alto/songwriter Lisa Williamson, it’s obvious the Williamsons are here to stay!
Promoter Paul Belcher said this about Bo, “Whatever you do, you better hang onto Bo!”
The Williamsons have a few select dates available for 2019 and are scheduling for 2020.
Contact Lori Wise at The Dominion Agency at 828-246-4498 for booking information.
Management services are provided by Les Butler of Butler Music Group(615-218-0517).
Visit the Williamsons at their website,www.williamsonsmusic.com.