Songfellows Quartet

Rick Strickland


Rick Strickland is one of Gospel Music’s premier tenors singers. He began his career
with the Kingdom Airs at Dollywood. Illness forced him to leave and recuperate. Next
he joined the Singing Americans where he first worked with hall of fame baritone singer
Ed Hill. Rick made a significant mark with great performances with this fine group.
Rick met up with Ed Hill again when both were working with JD Sumner and the Stamps
Quartet. Both Rick and Ed were with JD right up until his passing away. Rick left the
group to care for his ailing father and to help his mother cope with his loss. In order to be
supportive in this difficult time Rick began a solo ministry. When he is not on the road
with the Songfellows Rick sings solos and is in great demand.



Rick Strickland is recognized as one of Southern Gospel's Finest tenors. Singing early as 5 years of age Rick began his professional career as tenor for The Singing Americans. Later in 1987 he joined Dollywood's Kingdom Heirs and even had his own show as "Mr. Imagination" a show for youngsters in which he produced at the park. The highlight of Rick's career came when he joined J.D. Sumner and The Stamps and remained there until J.D.'s death. A 1998 inductee of the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame, Rick also received a People's Choice Award as "Favorite Tenor" in 1985 and Dove and Grammy Award nominations during his time with J.D Sumner and The Stamps. When Rick isn't performing with the quartet he has his solo ministry as well. For more on Rick: