MANSON - The Palmetto State Quartet from Tennessee will return for a concert of southern gospel music at the Manson Mennonite Church, at 7 p.m.Thursday.
The group is known by the blend of classic music.
Kerry Beatty is the lead singer. He comes from a family that spent years traveling and singing gospel music. His lead vocals provide the distinctive sound of the group.
Brian Beatty, his brother, sang lead with several quartets before joining Palmetto. During his tenure, he pastored two churches and was known as a captivating speaker with a message that reached the hearts of people.
Jeremy Calloway was raised in a pastor's home. He always had a passion for quartet singing and fills the tenor spot for Palmetto. He previously sang with The Blackwood Brothers.
Larry Strickland sings bass, hitting those low notes. He was exposed to southern gospel music at an early age. He sang with the Stamps Quartet, and it was there that he met his wife, Naomi Judd. They recently celebrated their 19th anniversary.
The latest addition to the group is keyboardist, Casey Martin, who brings fire and passion to the music of Palmetto.
Palmetto's goal is to present energetic, upbeat music while getting the message of Christ presented. They have found their mission to be"meeting people at their point of need."
The concert is open to the public. An offering will be received for the group's ministry.
Manson Mennonite Church is at 1310 Eighth St. on N-65.