Gold City, one of Southern Gospel Music's most enduring group, suffered loss this week. On the evening of Dec. 18th, a fire was lit at their bus barn and warehouse in Gadsden, AL.
Destroyed in the fire was their tour bus, a motor home used for alternate transportation at times, and the bus barn structure. The group's warehouse was also heavily damaged in the fire, but is not expected to be a total loss. All the group's product was housed either on the bus or in the warehouse, and the salvageability of the product in the warehouse is not known at this time. Cause of the fire is under investigation.
The group seeks our prayers in this difficult crisis.
Now into their 34th year, legendary bass vocalist, 2013 Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame Inductee, and multi-award-winning Tim Riley continues to anchor the group with his rich, deep, and clear bass voice. His son, Daniel Riley, bartione, has assumed the management role and leads the group onward into the future. He provides a smooth baritone vocal that blends perfectly with the other voices in the group, but also has the versatility to step out for a solo with power and soul. Lead vocalist Chip Pullen follows a long list of dynamic lead vocalist and takes a back seat to no one. Although the newest member to Gold City's team, Chip has quickly gained fans with his commanding voice and musical delivery as well as his easy-going personality. Tenor Robert Fulton puts the top on the sound with his high clear tenor voice and sincere delivery of each song. Bryan Elliott accompanies the group with his talent and skill on the piano, providing those subtle yet effective musical enhancements for the group's vocals-as well as shining center stage on instrumental solos.
Each member of Gold City is talented and dedicated to sharing the good news of the gospel through songs with encouraging and challenging lyrics, presented in an exciting performance on stage. Each man is committed to moving forward and taking Gold City even further than it has gone before. Remaining true to the heritage of the legacy of the past 30-plus years, Gold City continue to build on the great foundation that has already been established. In other words, there's a lot more in store for Gold City fans old and new, so get ready-the future is now and the best is yet to come.