If you’re going to give your group a name in honor of the greats, legends, and leaders of your industry, you better represent it well. Albeit a collection of young and talented artists, Tribute Quartet delivers a sound filled with classic harmonies and smooth tones worthy of the ones they grew up admiring.
Formed in 2006, it did not take this group long to garner the attention of Southern Gospel Music and its fans. In just two short years, the group began their collection of awards with the “2008 Breakthrough Artist of the Year” from the Singing News and voted as the “2008 Horizon Group of the Year” only months later. Since then, the group has continued to see success with various nominations, a full travel schedule, numerous songs on the charts, and the joy of fulfilling their ministry.
Gary Casto, lead singer, emcee, and West Virginia native, has managed the Tribute Quartet for nearly six years. Following the retiring of The Wilburns, Casto, along with pianist and baritone Josh Singletary, found the needed talent to get the quartet on the road. As time passed, a few faces have changed, but Casto seems thrilled with the current lineup completed by tenor Riley Harrison Clark and police officer turned bass singer, Anthony Davis.
In a brief conversation with these characters (watch for yourself), it is evident that the message of the ministry is their highest priority. While the guys love to laugh and enjoy themselves wherever they might be, they know each performance is an opportunity to share the message of Christ through song.
Tribute Quartet will have another chance to share their gift in September, as they will make two trips to the Main Stage at National Quartet Convention. Before they get there, the group found time from their Nashville office to discuss the experience of NQC, the importance of a Happy Meal, and being able to “love what we sing and sing what we love”.
Socialize with Tribute Quartet along their travels