The long history of the Booth Brothers starts when Ron Booth Sr. was a teenager and formed the original group with brothers Charles Booth, James Booth, and Wallace Booth after moving to Detroit in the late '50s. They sang locally and regionally until 1963 when Ron Sr., disbanded the group and started singing with the Toney Brothers. Though the success of these quartets' never achieved much more fame than the musical portion of the neighborhood church picnic, Ron Booth Sr. was a deeply spiritual and musical person after he married and moved south to Brandon, FL, he had two sons and raised them to be musicians. In 1990, the youngest of his sons, Michael Booth, formed the second incarnation of the Booth Brothers by recruiting his father and brother Ronnie Booth II. With the addition of pianist Tim Sievert, the quartet started singing under the name Ron Booth and the Booth Brothers. A few years later, Sievert left the band due to increasing hand problems, but they continued as a trio. They self-released Beyond the Cross with help from arranger/composer Mosie Lister. In 1993, their first popularity surged after an appearance at the Grand Ole Gospel Reunion and they again shortened their name to the Booth Brothers. They released their first Morning Star recording, Praise God Any How, in 1995 and after Ron Booth Sr. retired, he was replaced by former Perfect Heart member Joesph Smith. The lineup of Smith, Ronnie Booth Jr., and Michael Booth still exists. The group was awarded the SGMA Artist of the Year in 1999. ~ Nate CavalieriPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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