October 13, 2023
Bellevue Baptist Church
2000 Appling Road
Cordova, TN 38016
More Info: 901.347.2000
The Down East Boys have graced the stages of the biggest musical events in gospel music, including National Quartet Convention, Silver Dollar City, Dollywood, The Ark Encounter, Memphis Quartet Show, Singing In The Sun, and Singing At Sea Cruise. Whether they’re performing on a large concert stage, the local church, dinner theater, fair, or an evangelism conference, their music resounds with the love, joy, and peace that comes from the everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ which they continue to share with great passion.
Anthem Edition burst onto the scene into 2003, initially as a trio called The Old Paths. Founding members Doug Roark and Tim Rackley set forth with a clear vision and mission: to glorify the Lord and seek His ways in everything. The trio soon morphed into a quartet, and started gaining national attention.
In 2012, the group signed with Crossroad Music’s Sonlite Records label, a collaboration which brought forth the breakout album, ‘Right Now.’ This debut record quickly yielded two #1 hits, ‘Battlestand’ and ‘God’s Great,’ and earned the group a Singing News Fan Award for Favorite New Quartet. A variety of circumstances lead to the difficult decision for the group to stop touring in 2015, but just two years later, God opened the door for a return to the road. With a renewed passion and fire, Doug and Tim, along with bass singer Daniel Ashmore, welcomed Steve Ladd to the family to fill the tenor position. The quartet partnered once again with Crossroads, and in recent years have released several projects producing fan favorite songs such as ‘Come Sunday Morning,’ ‘Look at All I Lost,’ ‘How Good The Good News Feels’ and more.
In late 2022, The Old Paths announced that they would be changing the name of the group. After much consideration and discussion, the new name Anthem Edition was announced, as well as the addition of Andrew Utech as the group’s new bass vocalist. While the music and message have stayed the same from the beginnings, Anthem Edition fully embodies the vision of the award-winning quartet, and positions them to forge their path into the future.