Chuck joined the Presleys’ Country Jubilee Show in Branson, Missouri, in 1997. He sings tenor with the Southern Gospel Quartet, back up vocals for some of the other entertainers, and many behind the scenes duties. All to help the show be as entertaining as possible.
Chuck started singing while in the Navy, performing with the Navy’s Blue Jacket Choir, in San Diego, then while stationed in Jacksonville, he was watching the television one Sunday morning and saw four gentlemen standing around a piano, singing Southern Gospel music; he was hooked.
After leaving the Navy in 1974, he got a full-time job at Winn Dixie (during the day time), and traveled the weekends with a part time gospel group.
In 1976, he joined the Mid-South Boys Quartet in Sheridan, Arkansas , his first full-time gospel group. In October he met a lovely lady, Sharon, who became his wife. They have 4 children and 9 grandchildren.
In 1979, he joined the Blackwood Brothers, taking him all around the world, singing to millions of gospel music fans. Performing on television programs such as the 700 Club, PTL , Jimmy Swaggart, just to name a few. Then in 1990, the Blackwood’s came to Branson, where Chuck left and formed his own group, The Heartland Quartet. That year they were nominated Horizon Group of the Year. Two years later, Chuck left the group to stay home and was working (behind the scenes) in several theaters.
In December of 1997, Chuck talked to Gary and Steve Presley and was asked if he would like to help form a Southern Gospel Quartet on the show. Since 1998, thousands of fans later, and hardly no miles, Chuck has found his calling.
Many nights people come and ask him if he still travels and sings . Chuck, and sometimes along with his wife, travel during the off season. There are a few dates he does during the season. Starting in March 2010, the Presleys have been on RFD TV with a half hour program and you can see Chuck there.
I hope you will consider having Chuck and his wife, Sharon, come to your church.
THE MINISTRY OF MUSIC
Chuck discusses his journey to a solo ministry.