Down East Boys bring 'Amen' tour to Crestview

Down East Boys

The Down East Boys, a North Carolina-based gospel music quartet, will perform a Jan. 11 concert at Central Baptist Church in Crestview. Pictured, from left, are singers Stuart Cary, Daryl Paschal, Ricky Carden and Tony Jarman.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 02:48 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Carrying heartache into 2014 is not on the agenda for North Okaloosa residents.

At least, the Down East Boys, a North Carolina-based gospel music quartet, hope it's not. And to help with that, they'll perform a Saturday concert at Central Baptist Church.

"We will bring some good ballads to lift spirits for the new year," lead singer and manager Ricky Carden said.

The group, represented by Waynesville, N.C.-based The Dominion Agency,annually travels across the country performing at numerous churches and community events. The quartet's songs, including "Waiting for the Day," are fixtures on local Southern Gospel radio station WTJT 90.1 FM.

This weekend, the men will perform songs from their latest album, "Amen," which features "I Won't Trade My Crown" and "Under the Blood," a Top 40 hit on the Southern Gospel Music's Singing News chart.

Performing classic hymns like "How Great Thou Art" and "Oh, I want to See Him" are crowd pleasers, and Carden said fans can expect a mix of new and old songs.

The Down East Boys said they will enjoy "visiting some old friends" when they arrive in town. Libby White, organizer for the Libby and Friends concert ministry, is one of them.  



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