Thursday, May 9, 2013

Palmetto State in Search of a New Name

Larry Strickland, owner of Palmetto State Quartet, has announced a major change for the legendary quartet. It was announced today that the popular vocal ensemble will undergo a name change in the coming weeks. The change comes at a time when Strickland sees the group evolving. “We feel that this is the perfect time to make a name change since we have had vocal changes in our group recently” stated Strickland. “The talent and sound that has come together is exciting! We still have the close harmony, but also this group can deliver unique, modern vocal arrangements for our time. We’ve spent months writing new material, working in the studio and can’t wait to premier our new music to radio and our fans!”

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 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
The group is currently in the studio finishing their new project and a tour will be launched in conjunction with the recording release. “These are greatly exciting times,” says Larry. “I love southern gospel music and I am looking forward to the next phase of this group!”

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

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?

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