|Years active 1990–present|
|Origin Morristown, Tennessee, United States|
Albums Quartets, Live At First Baptist Atlanta, Hymns Of The Ages
Genres Southern gospel, Christian music
Record labels Daywind Records, Benson Records, Brentwood Music, Daywind, Riversong, Greater Vision
Members Gerald Wolfe, Rodney Griffin, Chris Allman, Mark Trammell
Greater vision there is a river
Greater Vision is an American Southern gospel music trio founded in 1990. It is one of Southern gospel's most popular trios. As of 2016, the group is made up of Gerald Wolfe, Rodney Griffin, and Chris Allman. Over the last several years, this trio has consistently been named Southern gospel's Favorite Trio of the Year in the Singing News Fan Awards, along with numerous top-10 and number-one hit songs.
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- Greater vision sunday january 3rd
- Group history
- Second Half Quartet
- Greater Vision Music Ministries
- Riversong recordings
- Daywind recordings
Greater vision sunday january 3rd
The group formed in 1990 when Gerald Wolfe left the Cathedrals Quartet to form his own group. He added former Cathedrals alum Mark Trammell as baritone singer and bass guitar player and recruited tenor Chris Allman. The group quickly became a success. In an industry where lineup changes are constant, and lack of personnel stability are prevalent, Greater Vision has seen few lineup changes over the twenty-year span. In 1993, Mark Trammell departed for Gold City and was replaced by Dixie Melody Boys baritone Rodney Griffin. Chris Allman left in 1995 to pursue other avenues of ministry and was replaced by Jason Waldroup. This lineup of Wolfe, Griffin, and Waldroup stayed intact for 13 years and was both immensely popular and successful. Waldroup's smooth tenor and Griffin's strong baritone and songwriting ability launched the group into the forefront of the gospel music scene. In 2008, Waldroup decided to leave to pursue a seminary education. In May, Jacob Kitson was announced as the new tenor, beginning in August. In 2010, Kitson formed the Statement of Faith Trio, and Chris Allman returned after an almost fifteen-year absence, thus coming back full circle to the almost original blend and sound that helped pave the way.
In 2014, Greater Vision and The Mark Trammell Quartet appeared the same night at an event in Marion, Illinois. Intermission ran longer than expected. Before stepping back on stage, the promoter pulled Gerald Wolfe aside and asked, “Could you close the second half with both groups on stage singing a few songs together?” Gerald answered, “Yes, we can do that.” What followed was an experience like no other. Since then, promoters have been asking – not just for GV and MTQ to appear together – but to replicate what took place on stage in Marion, Illinois.
The Second Half Quartet combines the people’s favorite singers in a style of quartet music that is rare in its field. In 2015, Gerald Wolfe, Mark Trammell, Pat Barker, Rodney Griffin and Chris Allman took home a variety of awards at Gospel Music’s premier award show, The Singing News Fan Awards. Mark Trammell was voted Favorite Baritone of the Year by fans, becoming the first Gospel singer to win such an award in four separate decades; Pat Barker took home the Favorite New Soloist award; Greater Vision’s song, “For All He’s Done,” was voted Song of the Year and once again, Rodney Griffin was the recipient of the Favorite Songwriter Award. Individually, they are fan favorites, but together, they create an atmosphere that excites the crowd and takes all who listen on a journey of live music, quartet favorites, classic Gospel songs and hymns of the church that you know and love.
Greater Vision Music Ministries
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My Name Is LazarusFar Beyond This Place · 1999
Just One More SoulFar Beyond This Place · 1999
God Wants To Hear You SingPerfect Candidate · 2000