Dan Keeton Departs Gold City
January 2, 2013 2 Comments
It seems that today is a day for changes with the new year upon us. Dan Keeton has announced his departure as Gold City’s tenor vocalist. When Dan was announced as Brent Mitchell’s replacement with Gold City, there was some marked skepticism about how he would fit with Gold City. Dan met the skeptics head on and greatly exceeded most everyone’s expectations. Dan has been a fine tenor for Gold City, and turned in some really good performances on the group’s Somebody’s Coming CD. He is leaving to pursue a dream of starting an organization that helps children who are victims of abuse. Keeton has done well with Gold City, and will be missed. Here is the open letter from Dan:
In march of 2011, I was afforded a dream come true, to sing tenor with Gold City. Most of you know my testimony of child abuse, the divorce of my parents and my daddy’s alcoholism. I have recently been given an opportunity to do something I have wanted to do for quite some time. I have wanted to start a non profit organization using music and the arts to inspire child victims of abuse. That opportunity has presented itself and I am so excited, but also heavy hearted. Opening this door means I will have to leave Gold City. I can honestly say, I love the Rileys so much. Tim and Danny are like family to me. Chuck, Bryan and Jerry are so easy going and fun to be around that I will dearly miss being on the bus with such fine Christian gentlemen. I will always be greatful for my time here.
As friends and fans of Gold City, please know, I love you all. I have never felt so much love as I have from you. Please pray that Gold City finds the best replacement and the transition is as smooth as possible.
Best wishes to you, Dan, on your new endeavor, and prayers for Gold City as they search for the right person to fill their tenor position.