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Kingdom Heirs Welcome Chris Bryant as Lead Singer 

For Immediate Release:
We are excited to announce the addition of Chris Bryant to the lead vocal position for The Kingdom Heirs. Chris will be joining Andy Stringfield, Joshua Horrell, and Brad Smith to complete a very talented and energetic front row of vocalists.
Chris has been very kind and committed to The Kingdom Heirs by offering his time and talent when much needed. He and his wife Rachel will not be required to relocate as they currently make their home in East Tennessee.
Kingdom Heirs owner Kreis French stated “God has been so faithful to our group with the unexpected changes we’ve experienced over the recent months, please continue to pray as we begin another chapter. “
We know you will join us in welcoming Chris to The Kingdom Heir family and we look forward to the great things God has planned for us.
In addition to performing at Dollywood, Chris will be honoring select dates in his solo ministry for the remainder of 2023.
The Kingdom Heirs thank you for your support during the recent transitions and we are excited for you to share in our ministry.
Please take a moment to read Chris’s official statement that follows.
We love you and God bless you all!

The Kingdom Heirs
“I am incredibly blessed and thankful for the opportunity to stand beside some of the finest and most talented men in Christian music. This is truly a dream come true for me. The Kingdom Heirs have always been one of my favorite artists and being able to stand in the lead position which has been filled by two of the greatest voices in Southern Gospel music (Arthur Rice and Loren Harris) is truly an honor! God has opened this door and given me and my wife so much peace that this is where I am meant to be and I look forward to a great future with The Kingdom Heirs!”
Chris Bryant

Kingdom Heirs bid Loren Harris Farewell 

The Kingdom Heirs are saddened to announce the resignation of Loren Harris from the lead vocal position, effective immediately. This has obviously not been an easy decision for anyone, but after much prayer and discussion over the last few days, we felt it was best considering Loren’s recent health concerns and the demanding schedule of the group. Kreis French, owner, states “I am going to miss Loren and his big voice, but his health comes first. I wish him good health and success in the future and predict that he will be singing again before long”.
We want to thank Loren for the seven years he devoted to our group. He joined us at the baritone position and then moved to the lead role when it became vacant in the summer of 2022. He has not only been a dedicated professional, but also a great friend and brother in Christ.
We ask that everyone continue to pray for Loren and his family as they await answers moving forward.
The Kingdom Heirs will not be accepting any auditions at the moment. We will patiently wait and focus on the direction God has for us.
We love you all and appreciate all the prayers and concerns for both Loren and the group. Please take a moment and read Loren’s official statement that follows.
Thank you and God Bless!
The Kingdom Heirs
“As fall is quickly approaching, I'm reminded that change is inevitable and seasons come and go. I've so enjoyed this latest season of my life and ministry so much getting to sing with "the boys from Dollywood" and living out my dream for the last seven years. Due to health issues that have affected me the last few years, I have decided to resign from the Kingdom Heirs. God knows this has been a very hard decision with much prayer and seeking God's guidance. I never would have thought that when I stepped thru that curtain on Friday, August 4th, 2023 that it would be my last time to sing with these fine men. God always has a plan, and even though I don't know what's around the next bend in the road, I trust the one who does. Kreis and Sonya French have been so good to me and my family and we will always be a part of the Kingdom Heirs family. I love these men with all my heart and I wish them the best as they have the distinct honor of sharing the gospel in a secular theme park every day. What an amazing opportunity they've been given. When I shared my decision with my son and daughter they said, "we can't ever remember you not singing and we don't know that you can even do anything else." I've wanted to sing Gospel Music since I was a child and I still have a love for this music and a song in my heart. If it's the Lord's will, maybe some day I can sing my song again. Continue to pray for Cindy and I, my family, my health, and my Kingdom Heir family. To all my friends I've met along the way, I love and appreciate you. Thanks for always supporting me and I hope to see you soon.”
- Loren Harris

Kingdom Heirs Welcome New Bass Singer 

Brad Smith - Bass Singer

April 27, 2023 - 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞:
We are excited and blessed to announce the addition of bass vocalist, Brad Smith, to the Kingdom Heir family. Brad will join Loren Harris, Andy Stringfield, and Joshua Horrell on the front row and continue to deliver a traditional Kingdom Heir sound.
We sincerely thank everyone for the prayers and support as we move forward in our 38th season at Dollywood.
But wait… THAT'S NOT ALL...
We ask that you continue to pray as we will be releasing more exciting news very soon.
The Kingdom Heirs

Kingdom Heirs Welcome New Tenor 

April 14, 2023 - 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞:
The Kingdom Heirs are honored and excited to officially introduce you to a new face at the tenor position in our award winning quartet. As we move forward with our ministry and tenure at Dollywood, it's a priority to place the finest people on stage, not only from a talent perspective but also someone who has the necessary qualities off stage to build relationships and show Christian love to all who come to a Kingdom Heir show at Dollywood as well as our appearances outside the park.
We've had an overwhelming response from so many talented individuals and we appreciate each and everyone. We certainly encourage you all to pray about your journey and the opportunities God has in your future.
As for us, after continuous prayer and effective immediately, Joshua Horrell will join The Kingdom Heir family and step into the position as our new and exciting tenor.
Josh, a native of Wallace NC, is no stranger to gospel music and has had tenures with well known and established groups in the Southern Gospel Music industry.
We are excited to move forward as we begin another chapter in our ministry. We ask you join us in welcoming Josh to The Kingdom Heir family. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we will be releasing more exciting news in the upcoming weeks.
God Bless and we love you all.
The Kingdom Heirs,

𝙊𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙈𝙧 𝙅𝙤𝙨𝙝𝙪𝙖 𝙃𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙡:
"A huge thank you goes out to the Kingdom Heirs, but more importantly, to my heavenly father for allowing me this opportunity! When the guys reached out to me about auditioning for the tenor position and filling in, I immediately began to pray and ask God for direction. As I was traveling for work near home, I saw a Dollywood billboard that said “The Great Smokies Are Calling” and I instantly felt peace and knew this is where I needed to be and that this was my sign from God. As excited as I am to be a part of the Kingdom Heirs, I will greatly miss The Griffins. They have become like family and I know God has great things in store for them. I’ve been able to get to know these guys from filling in during this transition time and they are great guys and already great friends. I look forward to meeting so many wonderful people at Dollywood and on the road. If you’ve never been to Dollywood, now is the perfect time to come visit and be sure to stop in and see us! I look forward to a great future with the Kingdom Heirs!"

KINGDOM HEIRS ANNOUNCE CHANGES 

For Immediate Release - March 29, 2023

Kingdom Heirs announce changes.

The Kingdom Heirs are announcing the resignation of vocalists Jeff Chapman and Jacob Ellison.

The Kingdom Heirs have always been dedicated to sharing the gospel and providing Christian entertainment to millions of people from around the world and will continue to do so.

The KH family want to wish Jeff and Jacob much success as they move on to other opportunities. Jeff has been a major part of our sound for more than 20 years and Jacob has added his unique style to the group for the past two years.

Jacob’s resignation will be effective Monday, April 3rd and Jeff’s will be effective Monday, April 17th.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers as we embark on yet another exciting time for the Kingdom Heir family and the family of God.

Dollywood Statement:

For 38 years, The Kingdom Heirs have been cherished members of the Dollywood family and an integral part of the Dollywood experience for our guests. We fully support them during the current time of transition for their group. We look forward to many more memories and much more inspiration from our favorite Southern Gospel group.

God bless each and every one of you.

Congratulations, Jacob & Lainey! 

Congratulations to Jacob and Laynie - They're Engaged!

These two love birds got engaged last weekend and we could not be happier for them. Jacob Ellison sings tenor and does so much behind the scenes for us. We are so happy for this sweet couple!

 

BRAND NEW ALBUM - I Feel A Good Day Coming On - NOW AVAILABLE! 

October 15, 2021 - Kingdom Heirs' brand new album "I Feel A Good Day Coming On" is now available on all digital platforms and in can be purchased online here: https://clg.lnk.to/KHgdco-lp.

Visit Kingdom Heirs Online Store now to order a CD or download individual songs.

This upbeat album has eleven songs on it, including one recorded with The Heath Brothers called "Good Day Coming On."

Thank you for supporting the Kingdom Heirs!

The kingdom Heirs will Return to dollywood for Their 36 year in march

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