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Give Palmetto State Quartet a New Name
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More changes are coming for Palmetto State Quartet, who underwent a major reorganization in 2012. After David Darst and Wesley Smith left the group, they were replaced by three vocalists, making PSQ a six-man group--five vocalists and pianist Casey Martin. The current vocal lineup includes Mike Allen, David Staton, Paul Lancaster, Larry Strickland and Jeremy Easley.

Strickland, a former bass singer with the Stamps, has been the owner of PSQ since 2008, after a very successful tenure as manager of the Judds. He now announces another upcoming change for Palmetto State--its name. "We feel that this is the perfect time to make a name change since we have had vocal changes in our group recently" states Strickland. "The talent and sound that has come together is exciting!"

So, what's the new name? "Well, we don't really know," says Strickland, with a laugh. "We need some help, so we are going to our friends and fans, the ones who come to our concerts, to ask for their input."

Through May 29, 2013, fans can submit their suggestions for the new name of the group to The brand-new name will be announced on June 3, 2013. The person with the winning entry will receive the following fantastic prize package as a "thank you" from Larry and the other members of the group:

• $500 cash prize

• Front-row seats to any upcoming concert

• Meet-and-greet before a concert

• The first copy of the new CD, autographed

• Autographed picture

This contest is solely sponsored by Palmetto State Quartet and is not affiliated with Homecoming Magazine.