Group Members

Tenor
Jack Henderson (????-????)
Ernie Phillips (2000-2018)

Lead
Frank Cutshall (????-1999)
Kim Black (????-????)

Baritone
Raymond McKinney (????-????)
David McKinney (????-????)

Bass
Calvin Runion (????-????)
Jody Medford (????-????)

Piano
Chris Roberts (1980?-1982)
Ray Talley (????-????)
Rachelle Griggs (2017-20??)

Guitar
Rex Cutshall (????-????)

Bass Guitar
Larry Ratcliff (????-????)
Bruce Redmon (????-????)

Position Unknown
Ernest Redmon(d)

Land Of The Sky Boys (198?-????)

History

Eldridge Fox wrote the liner notes for the first Land Of The Sky Boys album around 1980 noting that Jack Henderson, Frank Cutshall, Raymond McKinney, and Calvin Runion had all sang previously with the Kingsmen Quartet. They were joined in the early years by teenaged pianist Chris Roberts who later sang tenor with the Melody Masters Quartet and Carolina Quartet.

Including former Kingsmen members became a trademark of the Land Of The Sky Boys with Raymond McKinney being the constant member throughout most of their history. Ernie Phillips would also join the group after singing with Squire Parsons for several years after both had left the Kingsmen. At the end of their run, the Land Of The Sky Boys included Phillips, McKinney, Kim Black, and former Kingdom Heirs bass singer Jody Medford. During the eighteen years or so that he sang for the Land Of The Sky Boys, Phillips also performed with the Landmark Quartet and filled in for the Kingsmen.

Discography

hi-res
1980? Land Of The Sky Boys (Custom Records/1018): Cheer The Weary Traveler; I Know It Was The Lord; The Stranger Of Galilee; The Joy Of Knowing Jesus; Reach Out To Jesus; Dry Bones; The Gift Of Eternal Life; I Do, Dear Jesus, I Believe; All Aboard; He Hideth My Soul. (Chris Roberts, Jack Henderson, Frank Cutshall, Raymond McKinney, Calvin Runion).

hi-res
198? Land Of The Sky Boys Volume 2 (Custom Records/1109): I Donít Ever Get Tired; He Was There All The Time; Just Another Mile; Wayfaring Stranger; Jesus Is The One; Sweet Beulah Land; Heís Coming Soon; Since Jesus Spoke Peace To Me; Oh What A Savior; Give The World A Smile. (Jack Henderson, Frank Cutshall, Raymond McKinney, Calvin Runion, Chris Roberts, Rex Cutshall, Larry Ratcliff).

hi-res
1982 Good News (Skylite Records/SLP-6263): Good News; He Did It All For Me; Canaanland Is Just In Sight; Until Then; My Labor Will Be O'er; A Lasting Peace; I Believe He'd Do It Over; Oh How Heavy The Cross; Glory Road; He Will Provide (Jack Henderson, Frank Cutshall, David McKinney, Calvin Runion, Chris Roberts, Bruce Redmon, and four songs featuring Miles Cooper).

1998 Good News/Heís Coming Soon (Custom Records/234798.7): Good News; Each Day I Journey Home; Iíve Got A Right; Those Tender Hands; Is My Lord Satisfied With Me; Jesus Loves Me; Live A Little More; I Found Jesus; Oh My Brother; Without Him; Heís Coming Soon; The Joy Of Knowing Jesus; Just Another Mile; Jesus Is The One; Sweet Beulah Land; I Donít Ever Get Tired; I Do, Dear Jesus, I Believe; He Was There All The Time; All Aboard; Since Jesus Spoke Peace To Me. (Jack Henderson, Frank Cutshall, Raymond McKinney, Calvin Runion).

2000 Up Close (Custom Records/358200.08): Well Done; I Know The Lord; I Know Heís Coming Back; Jesus Will Lead Me; Oh What A Savior; When They Send Down The Chariot; He Found Me; Iíve Got That Old Time Religion; My Lord Sent A Ship; Glory Road. (Ernie Phillips, Jack Henderson, Raymond McKinney, Calvin Runion).

2002 Seasoned (Custom Records/215602.06): Brother Look Around; That Very Moment; Iíve Gotta Home; Great Big Hand; Serenaded By Angels; Heaven Will Be Mine; Hide Thou Me; He Made A Way; When He Comes; Itís Real; I Go To The Rock; If Thereís A Crown. (Ernie Phillips, Jack Henderson, Raymond McKinney, Calvin Runion).

2007 Thank You (Custom Records) Thank You; What A Morning; We Are So Blessed; Echoes From The Burning Bush; The Love Of Christ; God's Gotta Bigger Thing Going On; My Favorite Place; Brother Are You Ready; Redemption Draweth Nigh; Oh My Lord What A Time (Ernie Phillips, Jack Henderson, Raymond McKinney, Jody Medford).

hi-res
2007 Featuring Their Smiling Bass Jody Medford (Custom Records): Saints Will Rise; After A While; In The Garden; Give The World A Smile; Walk That Lonesome Road; Wonít That Be Glory; I Donít Ever Get Tired; I Wanna Tell The World; Shout And Shine; When They Ring Those Golden Bells (Ernie Phillips, Jack Henderson, Raymond McKinney, Jody Medford).

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2011 Timeless (Custom Records): It Wonít Be Long; Heaven By And By; Gentle Shepherd; Moving Up To Gloryland; He Is My Lamb; A Little Bit Of Heaven; One Drop Of Blood; I Know Iím Going There; Oh What A Savior; Ole Brother Noah. (Ernie Phillips, Raymond McKinney, Kim Black, ????).
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