Anthem Quartet Dedicates Latest #1 Song to Military Heroes

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Anthem Quartet's latest #1 song was written to honor American military heroes and also to pay respects to their greatest hero of all. Verse two provides the rest of the story.

During the months leading up to Memorial Day Americans tend to reflect on the sacrifices of armed forces veterans, active duty and especially the military heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this great country. The families of these brave men and women should also be recognized as they have endured the loss of loved ones and are regularly left behind when troops deploy. The Anthem Quartet is doing more than reflecting on it. They have dedicated their latest hit song to all the American military heroes and are thanking them in every one of their concerts. Richard Toms, Anthem Quartet Baritone collaborated with veteran Nashville songwriter Marty Funderburk to pen “There Stands a Hero”.

This song pays tribute to our military in the first verse and then provides a unique twist in the second verse that you will have to hear to appreciate. Toms got the idea for the song as he watched his Son march into the building with his fellow soldiers during a pre-Iraq deployment ceremony. “I never dreamed that God would inspire me to write a song this powerful,” quoted Toms. “I’d like to Thank Marty for his support and friendship as we molded this song into shape.”

“There Stand a Hero” is best watched and heard on YouTube by searching for Anthem Quartet or by visiting Anthem's website. This song went to the #1 ranking on in December, 2010 and remained at the top of the southern gospel chart well into 2011. “Our hope is that every veteran and active duty person in this country will listen to it at least once,” quoted Randy Rowsey, the quartet’s leader.

Anthem is a part-time gospel quartet based in Elizabeth City, NC. The group is comprised of Randy Rowsey (lead singer), Gwen Music (tenor), Toms (baritone), and Woodie Kitchen (bass). They travel a limited schedule and can accommodate almost any concert request if time is allowed for planning. To hear some Anthem Quartet songs visit For bookings contact Woodie Kitchen at 252-312-4224. Anthem will be at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, KY held in September, 2011 if you would like to meet the group in person and they can also be found on Facebook.

Anthem is managed by MCM Universal based in Virginia Beach, VA.


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