Jonathan Price New Tenor For Dove Brothers

Via a press release from Southern Spin, Jonathan Price, formerly of the Dixie Melody Boys, has been named the new tenor for the Dove Brothers.  Price is a good choice, I’ve been impressed with him when I’ve caught the DMB on Great American Gospel, and he should do well with McCray and company.  Here’s the press release:

Multi-award winning quartet the Dove Brothers are excited to announce the addition of Jonathan Price as the group’s new tenor vocalist.

“We auditioned Jonathan this weekend, and he brought the house down,” mentioned McCray Dove, owner/manager/lead vocalist of the popular quartet. “He’s got a different sound than any of our previous tenors, but it’s a good fit, and we’re excited about his future with our group.”

McCray continued, “I was taught a long time ago by a prominent member of the Gospel music community that you don’t go looking for a replacement when someone leaves your group. You have to look for someone who brings something fresh to the group. Jonathan brings that fresh sound to our group, and we know he’s going to do an exciting job in this post.”

Jonathan has a strong resume within the Southern Gospel music community. Price joins the Dove Brothers after a three-year tenure with the Dixie Melody Boys. Price sang with Paul’s Journey before the Dixie Melody Boys. Jonathan and his wife Vivian currently reside in Farmville, North Carolina.

Price will begin full-time with the Dove Brothers during the month of November. Price replaces long-time vocalist Jerry Martin who left the group to pursue other interests.

The Dove Brothers released their critically acclaimed album Unshakeable earlier this year. The first single from that release – “If I Knew Then” – just hit #1 on the (formerly Top 40 Weekly Chart this week. The song is also quickly climbing the Singing News Top 80 chart – coming in at #42 on the upcoming November chart in only its second month of charting.

More information on the Dove Brothers can be found at

Ed O’Neal University strikes again!  🙂


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3 Responses to Jonathan Price New Tenor For Dove Brothers

  1. Grant says:

    Price has some big shoes to fill. Jerry Martin will go down as one of gospel music’s greatest tenors of all time. I attended a Dixie Melody Boy concert earlier this year and this “new fresh sound he brings to group” is nothing more than a nasal tone. Notice McCray said it was “differen’t” and a “good fit” nothing about good singing. I am shocked McCray decided to go with a tenor with such harsher high tones. I will be attending a concert in November to hear this!

  2. Jill says:

    I agree 100%

  3. Chase says:

    Maybe he will get better with time, I agree he isn’t good right now.

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