Gospel Lads (1967-present) (sometimes billed as The Lads)
Murray Hollis, George Melton, Pete Ingraham, and Mel Taylor formed the Gospel Lads in 1967 in southern California. The group was part-time initially, scheduling their appearances around their jobs. They relocated to Joplin, Missouri and upgraded to full-time at the beginning of 1971, joining Revival Fires Ministry which was broadcasted on television to more than 150 affiliate markets. The group parted ways with Revival Fires in 1974 to tour full-time on their own.
The Gospel Lads stopped touring full-time in 1986. At the same time, the group was reorganized, reuniting several members who had been in the group during the 1970s. They reduced their tour schedule to just five weeks per year and continued the ministry. They later formed Christian Friends Connexion, a ministry that assisted churches in crisis.
As of 2014, the Gospel Lads were continuing to operate with the limited touring schedule of 5 weeks per year. By that point, their line-up included a female singer, Tammy Cady, daughter of founding member Murray Hollis.
???? The Gospel Lads (Vibra Gold Recording Company/3001}: Early In The Morning; More About Jesus; Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; When They Ring Those Golden Bells; I Don't Know About Tomorrow; When The Redeemed Are Gathering In; God Bless America; Who Am I; Nearer, My God To Thee (Dave, Murray, Pete, Mel, George).
???? Jesus Is Alive (Vibra Gold Recording Company/3003): Jesus Is Alive; He Touched Me; I'll Be There; How Great Thou Art; America; The Love Of God; Jesus Is Coming Soon; I Just Came To Talk With You Lord; Oh Happy Day (Dave, Murray, Pete, Mel, George).
1973 The Lads Sing & Write For Him (Lad Productions/L-3011): Get All Excited; Before He Calls Again; Through It All; God's Stubborn Love; I've Been Changed; Regal Splendor; Please Care; I've Got Confidence; Gift Of Love; Can You Really Say Goodbye.
1977 All He Wants Is You (Lad Productions/770916): Heaven; Walk In Jerusalem; Near The Cross; I've Done What The Lord Said Do; All He Wants Is You; You'll Never Walk Alone; Plenty Of Room In The Family; It Won't Be Long; I'm So Glad He Found Me; He Was There All The Time.
???? Soar With The Lads (Lad Productions/LP 3024): So Satisfied; I Can't Walk Without Jesus; Lord We Thank You; Oh Buddha; More Of You; I Can Do All Things; Propinquity; It Was Enough; He Shall Dry Every Tear.
???? The Lads In Concert (Lad Productions/L-3014): I've Got Confidence; ; Why Me Lord; Daddy Sang Bass; The King Is Coming; I'll Be There; The Love Of God; How Great Thou Art.
???? Hymns: I Must Tell Jesus; Rock Of Ages; Near To The Heart Of God; Let Us Break Bread Together; The Haven Of Rest; The Old Rugged Cross; What A Friend; Kneel At The Cross; Sweet Hour Of Prayer; Amazing Grace.
???? The Lads Sing (VG-3001/VG-3002/VG-3003): Early In The Morning; More About Jesus; Wouldn't Taking Nothing For My Journey Now; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; When They Ring Those Golden Bells; I Don't Know About Tomorrow; When The Redeemed Are Gathering In; God Bless America; Who Am I; Nearer My God To Thee; Turn It Over To Jesus; All He Wants Is You; He Looked Beyond My Fault; Walk In Jerusalem; I'm Going Home To Jesus; On The Other Side; I've Done What The Lord Said To Do; Near The Cross; In The Garden; There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood; Jesus Is Alive; He Touched Me; I'll Be There; How Great Thou Art; America; The Love Of God; Jesus Is Coming Soon; I Just Came To Talk With You Lord; Oh Happy Day (total of 3 LPs)
???? Christmas With The Lad Family (Lad Productions/L-3018): It Came Upon Midnight Clear/Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem/Silent Night (Lad Family Singers); Wise Men Still Adore Him (Lads); Oh Holy Night (Murray Hollis); God Rest Ye Merry Men (Lads); We Three Kings (Lads); I Heard The Bells (Lad Family Singers); Christmas In The Heart (Lads); Away In A Manger (Lad Family Singers).
???? Big Dave Sings With The Gospel Lads (Lad Productions/BD-251-LP): Why Me Lord; Rock Of Ages; It's A Brand New Day; I'll Have A Brand New Life; Cross Medley; Walk In Jerusalem; Through It All; Gettin' Ready Today; There's Something About That Name; Amazing Grace.
???? God Handled It All
???? What A Savior
???? Sing And Celebrate Live
???? Remembering The Gospel Lads
???? Lads Favorites
???? Concert Classics
???? Sunday Morning Memories
2013 Sing From The Sunday Songbook (Jordan Media Enterprises): It Is Well With My Soul; Jesus Is All The World To Me; There Is A Fountain; Sweet By And By; Tell Me The Story Of Jesus; Leaning On The Everlasting Arms; His Eye Is On The Sparrow; Lead Me To Calvary; Higher Ground; I Need Thee Every Hour; Let Us Break Bread Together; Send The Light; Abide With Me; Count Your Blessings; Sunshine In My Soul; Are You Washed In The Blood; O That Will Be Glory.
2016 Live Performances