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B.Brian Free And Assurance

Group Members

Tenor
Brian Free (1993-1998, 2001-Present)

Lead
Kevin Price (1993-95)
Kevin McCaw (1995-97)
Randy Crawford (1997-98) (later rejoined as baritone)
Bill Shivers (2001-Present)

Baritone
Mike LeFevre (1993-97)
John McBroom (1997-98)
Craig Singletary (2001-03)
Derrick Selph (2003-2009, 2010-2013)
Randy Crawford (2009-2010) (Previously sang lead)
Mike Rogers (2013-Present)

Bass
Bob Caldwell (1995-98)
Bill Lawrence (2001-03)
Keith Plott (2003-2007)
Jeremy Lile (2007-2015)

Pianist
Michael Camp (2001-02)
Josh Simpson (2002-03)
Scott McDowell (2003-2007)

Drums
Ricky Free: (2001-2007)

Brian Free & Assurance (1993-1998, 2001-Present)

History

Brian Free & Assurance formed as a trio in 1993 consisting of Brian Free (tenor), Kevin Price (lead) and Mike LeFevre (baritone). They were voted the Horizon Group of the year in 1994 by the readers of Singing News magazine. The group became a quartet in 1995 with the addition of Bob Caldwell at the bass position. They initially recorded for the Chapel Records label (now Spring Hill Records), but soon moved to White Field Records (a subsidiary of Daywind). Their 1996 release 4 God So Loved was recognized as the 1998 Album Of The Year by the readers of Singing News.

In 1998, Free suspended the group and began traveling as a soloist. In 2001, he revived Assurance with Bill Shivers (lead), Craig Singletary (baritone) and Bill Lawrence (bass). His son Ricky Free also joined the group in 2001 to play drums. In time, the band was dropped and the group reverted to a trio format in 2015 after the departure of bass singer Jeremy Liles.

Awards

Singing News Fan Awards:
Horizon Group (1994)
Album of the Year (1998 - 4 God So Loved)

NQC Music Awards
Video Of The Year (2013 - I Want To be That Man)

Discography

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1994 Brian Free And Assurance (Chapel Records/CMD3301): Stand Up For What I Stand For; Mercy Granted One More Time; Flood The Altar; All Things Work Together; Promises One By One; What Others Choose To Endure; I Can See Your House; Only God Knows; Only To The King; It's Time (Brian Free, Kevin Price, Mike LeFevre)

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1994 Requests (Custom Records/BFA-5594): All I Know; Beneath This Armour; Find Time; Don't Cry; When I Get Carried Away; The Greatest Of All Miracles; Calvary's Hill; This Time One More Will Do It; No Other Word For Grace But Amazing (Brian Free, Kevin Price, Mike LeFevre).

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1995 Things That Last Forever (Chapel Records/CMD5306): More Love And Compassion; Have Your Way; Things That Last Forever; There Is A Love; He Thought Of Me; Come To The Waters; Emmaus; Who Said Life Isn't Fair; More Of Jesus; I've Never Been Out Of His Love (Brian Free, Kevin Price, Mike LeFevre).

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1995 Live In Atlanta (Chapel Records/CMD5313): It's Time; More Love And Compassion; Only To The King; Mercy Granted One More Time; Promises One By One; He Thought Of Me; Don't Cry; When I Get Carried Away; Only God Knows; This Time One More Will Do It; Stand Up; Looking For A City (Brian Free, Kevin Price, Mike LeFevre).

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1995 At Your Request (Custom Records): All I Know; Beneath This Armor; There Is A River; Don't Cry; When I Get Carried Away; Calvary's Hill; This Time One More Will Do It; No Other Word For Grace But Amazing; The Greatest Of All Miracles (Brian Free, Kevin McCaw, Mike LeFevre, Bob Caldwell).

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1996 4 God So Loved (White Field Music/WFM6004): Great Name; I Just Want To Please The Lord; You've Got His Word; Don't Be Caught Dead Without Jesus; For God So Loved; Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee; Only His Hand; Seed Of The Righteous; Love Did; Jesus Came Out Alive (Brian Free, Kevin McCaw, Mike LeFevre, Bob Caldwell).

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1997 A Glimpse of Gold (White Field Music/WFM6012D): John Saw; The Greatest Of All Miracles; I'm Going Home Someday; Do It By The Book; Just Like You; I Think I'll Read It Again; Once Upon A Hilltop; Ain't God Good; In My Robe Of White; There's No Other Word For Grace; Looking For A City (Brian Free, Randy Crawford, John McBroom, Bob Caldwell).

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1997 A Special Collection (Spring Hill Records/CMC5440): Stand Up For What I Stand For; Things That Last Forever; Mercy Granted One More Time; He Thought Of Me; Promises One By One; Emmaus; Only To The King; More Of Jesus; More Love And Compassion; When I Get Carried Away.

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1998 Doing This For You (White Field Music/WFM6015D): The Heavenly Parade; Have I Got A Song For You; I'm Doing This For You; I'm Living Well; It's Still My Father's World; Who Is This King; What A Difference A Day Makes; Sign Me Up; Gone At Last; So We Could Become Like Him; Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know/Standing Somewhere In The Shadows Of The Garden (Acappella Medley) (Brian Free, Randy Crawford, John McBroom, Bob Caldwell).

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2001 Lovin' This Livin' For The Lord (Daywind Records/DAY1235D): The Old Time Way; Deep Water; That's What The Blood Was For; Lovin' This' Livin' For The Lord; There'll Come A Day; All I Know; Cross And Nails; It Does Get Better Than This; Fighting On My Knees; Glory To God In The Highest (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Craig Singletary, Bill Lawrence, Michael Camp, Ricky Free).

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2002 So Close To Home (Daywind Records/DAY1276D): Four In The Fire; Bones; Mary Knew; Viewing Heaven First Hand; I Still Believe In America; Brother Look Around; So Close To Home; I Still Cling To The Old Rugged Cross; When We All Get To Heaven; He Hideth My Soul (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Craig Singletary, Bill Lawrence, Josh Simpson, Ricky Free).

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2002 Timeless Hymns & Classics (Daywind Records/DAY1304D): Heaven's Jubilee; What A Day That Will Be; We'll Soon Be Done; Oh What A Savior; What A Lovely Name; Hide Thou Me; Blessed Assurance; Oh The Glory Did Roll; Amazing Grace; I Feel Like Traveling On (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Craig Singletary, Bill Lawrence, Josh Simpson, Ricky Free).

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2003 Greater Still (Daywind Records/DAY1351D): On Damascus Road; Greater Still; I Don't Mind The Journey; As If The Cross Was Not Enough; God Has A Plan; Written In Blood; I Know Where I Stand; Jesus The One And Only; I Feel A Change; My Answer Is Yes; Crown Of Thorns; Only God Knows (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Derrick Selph, Keith Plott, Scott McDowell, Ricky Free).

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2005 Live In New York City (Daywind Records/DAY1418D): Foundation Medley; Why Not Make It Now; He's All That; Goodness And Mercy; Only By The Blood; We'll Say Goodbye; Knock No More; Healed; For God So Loved; Long As I Got King Jesus (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Derrick Selph, Keith Plott, Scott McDowell, Ricky Free).

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2005 Christmas With Brian Free And Assurance (Daywind Records/DAY1457D): It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; Season Of Love; Hark The Herald Angels Sing; A Strange Way To Save The World; Do You Hear What I Hear?; White Christmas; Christmas Shoes; Carol Of The Bells; Silent Night (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Derrick Selph, Keith Plott, Scott McDowell, Ricky Free).

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2006 It's So God! (Daywind Records/DAY1466D): When The Lord Says Go; It's All About The Blood; The Coming Of The King; If It Takes A Valley; Man Of Sorrows; Deep Deep Sea; The Only Thing Broken; Keeping The Old Man Down; It's Good And It's God; Under Cross Examination; Jesus Will Pick You Up (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Derrick Selph, Keith Plott, Scott McDowell, Ricky Free).

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2007 Real Faith (Daywind Records/DAY1533D): I Keep Looking Up; I Believe God; The Biggest Step; For Now Gethsemane; Save Me A Seat; Praying Man; We Will Sing; You've Got To Pray; Real Faith; What Will You Choose (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Derrick Selph, Jeremy Lile, Scott McDowell, Ricky Free).

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2008 Timeless Hymns & Classics Volume II (Daywind Records/DAY1595D): First Day In Heaven; What A Beautiful Day; Glory Road; He Looked Beyond My Faults; Mercy Built A Bridge; John The Revelator; Just A Little Talk With Jesus; The Blood Will Never Lose It's Power; Sheltered In The Arms Of God; Look For Me At Jesus' Feet (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Derrick Selph, Jeremy Lile).

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2009 Worth It (Daywind Records/DAY1618D): There Is A Kingdom Coming; Go Tell The World; Die Another Day; You Must Have Met Him; Preaching To The Choir; Worth It; Nothing Takes You By Surprise; Not One; I Am Redeemed; A New Thing; When The Mountains Will Not Move (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Derrick Selph, Jeremy Lile).

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2010 Acappella (Daywind Records/DAY1712D): Over The Horizon; Won't It Be Wonderful There; It Is Well; Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; I Want To Tell You A Story; Mighty Spirit; Medley; Sweet Sweet Spirit (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Randy Crawford, Jeremy Lile).

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2010 Never Walk Alone (Daywind Records/DAY1744D): Anything Is Possible; I Believe; God Will Close The Door; The Part Where You Come In; Remind Me Of The Cross; Itís My Life; Turn The Page; Stand Among The Millions; Itís Gotta Be God; Never Walk Alone (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Derrick Selph, Jeremy Lile).

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2011 A Season To Remember: Their Greatest Hits (Daywind Records/DAY1786D): Long As I Got King Jesus; For God So Loved; Praying Man; If It Takes A Valley; Never Walk Alone; Die Another Day; You Must Have Met Him; I Am Redeemed; Greater Still; Mary Knew; Healed; I Believe God; It's All About The Blood; There'll Come A Day.

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2012 Nothing But Love (Daywind Records/DAY2076D): Nothing But Love; It's Quite A Valley; If The Lord Says Do It; I Will Be Praying; Guard Your Heart; There Is Power; Calvary's Cry; You Can Be A Bridge; I Want To Be That Man; Revival (Brian Free, Derrick Selph, Bill Shivers, Jeremy Lile).

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2012 Anything Is Possible - Live In Nashville (Daywind Records/DAY2136D): Anything Is Possible; Long As I Got King Jesus; Never Walk Alone; The Part Where You Come In; I Believe; Over The Horizon; You Must Have Met Him; Turn The Page; For God So Loved; God Will Close The Door (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Derrick Selph, Jeremy Lile).

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2014 Unashamed (Daywind Records/DAY2539): God Of Possibilities; Unashamed; Tell It Like It Was; Say Amen; He Still Saves; Evidence In You; A Little Bit Of Me And You; One; Where There's A Will, He Has A Way (featuring Lauren Talley Alvey); Before The After (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Mike Rogers, Jeremy Lile).

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2016 Live Like We're Redeemed (Daywind Records/DAY0030): Somebody's Miracle; That's Just What Grace Does; The Measure Of A Man; Live Like We're Redeemed; He Will Carry You; Mission Of Mercy; When Mercy Looks At Me; Forever Home; You Could Be The Difference; One Mile World (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Mike Rogers).

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2017 Beyond Amazed (Daywind Records/DAY0538): Anything Is Possible; He Can Take It; Beyond Amazed; Leave With Nothing Left; The Voice Of Jesus; Everything He Forgot; At The Cross; Sometimes You Need A Song; The End Of Grace; Unheard (Brian Free, Bill Shivers, Mike Rogers).
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