Avalon is definitely one of the household names if you’re a seasoned contemporary Christian music listener. This American vocal quartet dominated Christian music charts from the late 90s till the early 00s with hits like “Adonai,” “Testify to Love,” and “Can’t Live a Day.” Avalon has now released a new single after an absence of more than a decade. Is this a musical revival of the once-legendary Christian vocal group?
Avalon’s track record even dates back to the mid-90s. Norman Miller of Proper Management proposed his idea of a highly skilled vocal group, consisting of two male and two female vocalists to Grant Cunningham, who was the A&R Director at Sparrow Records at that time. Initially, the idea didn’t result in the formation of a compelling sounding group, but Cunningham didn’t abandon the ‘Avalon’ project entirely.
In 1995, Cunningham visited an artist showcase in Nashville. Quite unexpectedly Michael Passons caught his attention. He would later become the first of the group’s founding members. The group changed over time on multiple occasions, but the concept of two male and two female gospel vocalists that could sing very tight harmonies stayed the same. The group did win multiple Dove awards and was even nominated for multiple Grammys over time.
The latest members of Avalon have now returned with the single “Keeper of my Heart” after a decade of absence in the music industry. The song has a very contemporary sound that fits today’s standards but still adds enough nostalgic elements to remind us all why we loved Avalon’s music. Listen to Avalon’s “Keeper of My Heart” on Maasbach Radio, Spotify and iTunes.← BackNext →