Chuck Pettyjohn announced yesterday that he is striking out as a soloist. For the last year, he was the tenor singer for The Old Paths. Here's the full release below -
A seasoned vocalist with many years of experience, Pettyjohn’s smooth tenor voice soars effortlessly as he sings those polished high notes right from his heart. Although he has enjoyed finding that perfect harmony with the groups he has traveled with, he also enjoys singing and speaking as a solo artist. He will continue to fill in with some of his favorite groups, as needed. Chuck is looking forward to special reunion concerts with Pureharmony, bringing a well-loved trio back to North Georgia and beyond. The time has come for him to branch out and serve God in new and challenging ways.
Chuck shares, “My mother and grandmother sang on the radio station in Texas where she grew up. I also had several family members in regional and national groups. It is been my hearts desire to sing and minister through southern gospel music. The Lord has blessed me beyond measure to travel with wonderful quartets and now has opened the door for me to share more than harmony. I am so thrilled to see new doors opening in ministry, from both with music and beyond.”
Danny Jones, Editor-in-Chief of Singing News, said “To sing is a privilege, but to share from the heart is a calling. Chuck Pettyjohn has answered that calling faithfully.” Diane Wilkinson stated, “Chuck Pettyjohn is a new Southern Gospel solo artist with a powerful testimony and a unique ministry to which God has called him. I first became acquainted with Chuck when he was singing tenor for The Old Paths. I was impressed with his singing, and especially with the evident love for the Lord. I know God has plans to use Chuck in a mighty way!”
Pettyjohn is currently in the studio working on a brand new album, which he expects to release in late summer.