Thursday, 08 October 2015
When Nathan Parrish was just three years old, he stunned family and friends with his rendition of "How Great Thou Art." Now, 16 years later at the age of 19, this Macon County native is continuing to stun with his talents as the newest member of southern gospel greats, the Florida Boys.
In August, after a lifetime of singing southern gospel music, Parrish was called on by the nationally known quartet to fill in for a couple of shows. It didn't take long for band manager and lead vocal Charlie Waller to be impressed with Parrish's talents and after a month as a fill-in, Parrish was offered a full time gig as tenor with the group.
"I was really grateful when Charlie offered me the job," said Parrish. "I had to leave my family and friends and that was really hard, but I am really enjoying being in the group and everything that I have gotten to experience so far with the Florida Boys."
Parrish has lived in Macon County his entire life, and it is here that he has spent his life perfecting his vocals, refining his instrumental talents, and shaping himself as the performer he is today.