"Gold City formally announces that Dan Keeton will be leaving the group to pursue a longtime dream of working with victims of child abuse. This leaves open the tenor position, and Gold City has begun the search for Dan’s successor.
Dan, in an open letter to Gold City fans and friends, says, "Many of you know my testimony of child abuse, the divorce of my parents, and my daddy’s alcoholism. I have recently been given an opportunity to start a nonprofit organization using music and arts to inspire child victims of abuse. I am so excited, but also heavyhearted. Opening this door means I will have to leave Gold City. I can honestly say I love the Rileys so much. Tim and Danny are like family to me. Chuck, Bryan, and Jerry are so easygoing and fun to be around that I will dearly miss being on the bus with such fine Christian gentlemen. I will always be grateful for my time here, and ask everyone to pray that Gold City finds the best replacement possible and that the transition is a smooth one."
Daniel Riley says, "We support Dan 100 percent in this new chapter of his life. We believe God has given him this opportunity to go into this new ministry. Dan has personally dealt with child abuse, and we believe his passion is for helping others in this area. He has our blessing and prayers as he leaves to encourage and enrich the lives of others in this special calling. Dan has agreed to stay on with Gold City and continue his role as our tenor until a replacement can be found."
For those interested in applying for the tenor position with Gold City, demos and resumes will be accepted via email form to firstname.lastname@example.org"