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The Down East Boys started in the mid-1980s, singing throughout the eastern Carolina coast. In 1989, Chris White signed them to their first national recording contract, with Sonlite Records. That same year, they recorded their first national hit, "Beautiful Valley." In 1991, they received their first Singing News Fan Award, for Horizon Artist.

 

Over the years, they have recorded over thirty top 40 hits and toured all across the U.S. and Canada. They have had the opportunity to share the platform with some of the most noted evangelists of our generation, including Franklin Graham, Dr. Ralph Bell, Rick Stanley, and Jay Strack. The group's lineup consists of owner/manager Ricky Carden, tenor Tony Jarman, bass Stuart Cary, and baritone Daryl Paschal.

 

After a 20 year break, the Down East Boys returned to Sonlite Records in 2009. “I had been thinking about approaching Ricky a couple of years ago about renewing the relationship,” said Chris White, Crossroads executive and the President of Sonlite Records. Ironically, he had been having some of the same thoughts as well. So, we simply sat down one day and began to talk.  We concluded that we felt this renewal would be good for both of us."

 

“It really feels good to be back into a label relationship that I feel confident about,” states Carden. "I have worked with Chris, Greg Bentley and other members of the Crossroads staff long enough to completely trust being in their hands.  It takes a lot off of me to know that I now have a team of professionals that will help us to grow our ministry in the coming years,” Carden added.

 

"We have a lot to accomplish," states fellow group member Jason Runnels. "There are so many people who need to hear the message of the Gospel, and we make a conscious effort to select songs that undeniably convey that Gospel message."

 

"We try to keep our music fresh, without compromising the message," Carden shares. "We're not willing to rest on our laurels. As a group, we do things constantly to challenge ourselves, to try to do something different or better than the last time we did it. We are called to be the best we can be and do our best every time we step out on a stage or into a recording studio. Christ gave His best for us. It's our responsibility to give out best for Him."

 

The tradition lives on and on in the lives and musical ministry of The Down East Boys.

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Amen

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Amen is among the best recorded male quartet vocal performances ever. The Down East Boys sang their hearts out, and producer Jeff Collins mined the depths of their…

Artist: Down East Boys
Product #: SL31202
Release Date: 11/15/2011
Digital Release Date: 11/15/2011

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Amen
2011-11-15
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Favorites IV

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Artist: Down East Boys
Product #: CR11422
Release Date: 06/01/2011
Digital Release Date: 06/01/2011

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Favorites IV
2011-06-01
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One Day

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Hold On starts off with the title song, written by and featuring McCray Dove. The song became a #1 hit for the group on the August 2010 Singing News radio chart.…

Artist: Down East Boys
Product #: SL31062
Release Date: 11/17/2009
Digital Release Date: 11/17/2009

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One Day
2009-11-17
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The Cross Still Stands

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Artist: Down East Boys
Product #: CR08222
Release Date: 08/01/2007
Digital Release Date: 08/01/2007

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The Cross Still Stands
2007-08-01
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Remember the Time

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Remember the Time marks the Down East Boys' 20th anniversary in Gospel Music.

Artist: Down East Boys
Product #: CR03432
Release Date: 01/01/2003
Digital Release Date: 01/01/2003

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Remember the Time
2003-01-01

Performance

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I Won't Trade My Crown

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Artist: Down East Boys
Product #: CT12402
Release Date: 07/17/2012
Digital Release Date: 07/17/2012

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I Won't Trade My Crown
2012-07-17
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One Day The Next Day

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Crossroads SountracksKeys: Bb,E,G

Artist: Down East Boys
Product #: CT10932
Release Date: 12/21/2010
Digital Release Date: 12/21/2010

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One Day The Next Day
2010-12-21
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One Day - Original Tracks

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Artist: Down East Boys
Product #: ST31072
Release Date: 11/17/2009
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One Day - Original Tracks
2009-11-17
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I Remember The Time

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Artist: Down East Boys
Product #: CT05292
Release Date: 04/20/2004
Digital Release Date: 04/20/2004

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I Remember The Time
2004-04-20

Articles about Down East Boys from Crossroads' Blog

In the Studio: Down East Boys record "When I Could Do Nothing"

The Down East Boys have been hard at work on their next mainline release. Here is a video of them working out the final arrangement on "When I Could Do Nothing": The CD is due out August 16. [More]

In the Studio: Down East Boys record "Redemption Draweth Nigh"

The Down East Boys are in the studio today, working with our studio musicians on tracks for their upcoming summer release. It will feature mostly new songs, and a classic or two. Here is a video of Ricky Carden, Tony Jarman, Daryl Paschal, and the Crossroads studio musicians (Jeff Collins, Tony Creasman, Jeremy Medkiff, David Johnson, and engineer [More]

New In The Store – Down East Boys

Down East Boys - One Day
Back home again. One Day is the first release from the Down East Boys since their return to Sonlite Records. Featuring the single "Joseph Got His Tomb Back." [More]

Sonlite Records and Down East Boys Back Together After 20 Years

After a 20 year break, Sonlite Records and the Down East Boys have re-united their relationship in a new long term record contract.  The Down East Boys started their career in the mid 80’s by singing throughout the eastern Carolina coast.  They signed their first national recording contract In 1989 with Sonlite Records. They recorded their firs [More]