So, what’s the new name? “Well, we don’t really know,” says Strickland, with a laugh. “We need some help, so we are going to our friends and fans, the ones who come to our concerts, to ask for their input.”
Now through May 29, 2013, fans can submit their suggestions for the new name of the group to NameTheGroup@gmail.com. The brand-new name will be announced on June 3, 2013. The winning entry will receive the following as a “thank you” from Larry Strickland and members of the group:
- $500 Cash Prize
- Front Row seats to any upcoming concert
- Meet-and-Greet before a concert
- The first copy of the new CD, autographed
- Autographed Picture
Palmetto State Quartet is booked exclusively through BSA/Beckie Simmons Agency. Beckie Simmons states ” This is the perfect time for the name change with this Quartet. We are behind them 100% and looking forward to taking this journey with Larry Strickland and PSQ for the future!” For further information call 615-595-7500 or visit www.bsaworld.com.
From a PR/ communications background, I'm not sure what to think about this. I can understand wanting to emphasize that this is a somewhat of a new group and they are not from the Palmetto State anymore really, but Palmetto State Quartet is a recognizable name. I think even after they are renamed fans and promoters will need to tie in the Palmetto State name for a while so people will know it's not a new group to the industry. What are your thoughts?