Imperials Searching For New Lead Singer

Aaron Swain has the story about Shannon Smith departing the Imperials from SGReporter.  I find it interesting that Smith is staying on as a partner in the group.  I never got to hear Scott Allen with Mercy’s Mark, but all indications at the time were that he had a bit of a contemporary edge to his voice, which would fit well with the Imperials.  Best wishes to Shannon, Scott, and the rest of the Imperials as they evaluate all options.

About Wes Burke
I'm a .NET developer and Southern Gospel music fan. Married with a wonderful family.

4 Responses to Imperials Searching For New Lead Singer

  1. Aaron Swain says:

    I was there at the NQC showcase when Scott blew “I Bowed On My Knees” clear out of the water! He has a very Guy Penrod-esque voice, and this guy will fit right in with The Imperials.

  2. Have you heard Cary Vanley from West Texas? A former worship leader…he’s currently travelling working for a Health Care company…but his resume is long. You can find him at or Check him out…he still has the voice like Russ Taff, a range like Steve Perry…and his rendition of ANY imperials song is as good or better than the original.

  3. Janice Requinton says:

    I believe it was Shannon Smith who came and sang at Southside Baptist Church in Tampa (Brandon), Florida.
    I was sitting in the back and it was darker there and I couldn’t get a good look at his face.
    I enjoyed him so much. He’s so sincere about his family and his music for God. Even with bronchitis he hit the hard notes well. I was so blessed to have been there and I pray to God that people everywhere continue sending monies to Shannon and his family, for they live only on donations.
    I can’t imagine driving to a strange town, all alone, in a motel room and praying with faith that God will provide.
    But, dear God please continue probiding them and giving them good health.
    Shannon was so sincere in sharing stories about his life and what Jesus means to him. You could tell the same sweet, sincereness when he samg for the Lord.
    Janice Requinton

  4. poiemajeremiah says:

    No original members left! RETIRE the name & start your own band!

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