I thought this line-up was gelling quite nicely and that Thomas had a sweet, smooth sound. But it seems he was homesick:
Well this post comes with a heavy heart. I have decided to come off the road with the Dixie Echoes and resume my other work at my construction company. I want to thank Scoot and Randy for understanding my need to do this and for allowing me to live out my dream. I will miss the singing, the traveling and most of all the fans. I want thank Scoot, Randy, Ben and Jordan for some great times and wonderful singing. I love you guys and may God Bless your ministry. You are all true men of God.
Daniel Mount has pointed out that this now makes not one, not two, but THREE high-profile groups “looooking for a tenor.” Dixie Echoes plus Mark Trammell Quartet and Gold City. A little Gerald Wolfe seems in order: