Rick Strickland was born in North Carolina and began singing at 5 years old in his home church.
From his early years he decided he wanted to sing as a careen and ministry. Through the years thousands of gospel music fans have recognized him as one of the best ever to sing tenor in a quartet.
Strickland has sung tenor with several groups in the past, including the Singing Americans (1982-1985), the Sound (1985-1987), the Kingdom Heirs (1987-1992), JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet. He now sings with The Songfellows Quartet and also has a successful solo career. Strickland won a favorite tenor award in 1985 and received Grammy and Dove Award nominations in 1998.
Ricks’s testimony is inspiring. While in his early twenties, when he was with the Kingdom Heir’s he discovered in had cancer. After chemotherapy and radiation is was feared that his singing career was over. God’s healing power restored his to health and his voice was better than ever. He has been cancer free for over 20 years.