A CONTINUING LEGACY

OVER 35 YEARS AGO , JOEL SHARP , STARTED WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR TODAY

The Sharps, from Fort Payne, AL , was organized over 35 years ago with the goal of ministering to the Troubled and the Lost, about our savior, “Jesus Christ”. The quartet is comprised and owned by father and son,  Andy and Ben Sharp, who sing tenor and baritone parts respectively. They are also joined by their lead singer Mike Leath, bass singer, Mike "Smitty" Smith

The group has over 20 professional recordings dating back to 1988. However, their recent success has brought upon several awards, national recognition, 2 Hall of Fame nominations, and  7 consecutive charting radio singles in Singing News Top 80 charts. The group's latest studio album, Instrument of Peace, has featured the last 3 charting songs. The first single released "Standing in the Storm" received instant recognition, reigning 4 months inside the charts Top 80. The song was also nominated for SGN Scoops Diamond Awards for Sunrise Song of the Year 2018 and is currently a Top 5 Finalist. Their current single " The Joy He's Given Me" debuted at #31 of Top New Releases and charted at #54 in Top 80 for month of December. 

In the past few years, The Sharps have been honored and blessed to sing to congregations and crowds all over the country as well as performing at some of gospel music most prestigious events such as appearing live on WATC 57 Atlanta Live Television programing, Creekside Convention, Dollywood, and the National Quartet Convention. 

OUR HISTORY

 

TRI - STATE GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

 

Andy Sharp

Andy was selected to be inducted in 2018, for his 34 years of traveling and singing. He was inducted with the class of Tracy Stuffle (The Perrys), Randy Perry

(The Perrys), and Mike Holcomb (The Inspirations) to name a few.

Mike Leath

Mike was selected to be inducted in 2019, for his 13 year tenure with The Sharps. He was inducted with the class of Dr. Jerry Goff,

Jay Parrack (Gold City) to name a few 

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AWARDS & MOMENTS:

1988 Gospel Band of Year 
1996"Safe Passage" is on compilation cd for top gospel songs 1996
2012 Group founder, Joel Sharp, retires from gospel music

2013 Lighthouse Gospel Fan Award Top 5 – Favorite Male Vocalist – Ben Sharp

2013 Lighthouse Gospel Fan Award Top 5 - Favorite Baritone - Ben Sharp

2013 Lighthouse Gospel Fan Award Nominee - Favorite Lead - Mike Leath

2013 Lighthouse Gospel Fan Award Top 5 - Favorite Tenor - Andy Sharp

2013 Lighthouse Gospel Fan Award Nominee - Favorite Bass - Logan Miller

2013 Lighthouse Gospel Fan Award Top 5 - Song of the Year - "He Built a Bridge" - The Sharps

2016 SGN Scoops Diamond Award Top 10 Nominee - Quartet of Year - The Sharps

** 2018 Tri State Gospel Music Association - Hall of Fame Inductee - Andy Sharp **

** 2019 Tri State Gospel Music Association - Hall of Fame Inductee - Mike Leath **

2019 SGN Scoops Diamond Award Top 10 Nominee - Song of the Year  - Standing in the Storm 

2019 SGN Scoops Diamond Award Top 5 Finalist - Song of the Year  - Standing in the Storm 

RECENT RADIO SUCCESS:

"He Built a Bridge" - reached #2 on several small tier charts, was nominated Song of Year 2015

"He's the Rock"  - reached #70 in Singing News Top 80

"Upon This Solid Rock"  - reached #61 in Singing News Top 80

"Endless Day"  - reached #71 in Singing News Top 80

2018 "Standing in the Storm" - reached #41 in Singing News Top 80

2018 "Standing in the Storm" - HIGHEST CHARTING SONG IN GROUP HISTORY

2019 "Love Is Gonna Win"  - reached #62 in Singing News Top 80

2019 "Joy He's Given Me" - #31 Top New Release for September Singing News Report

2019 "Joy He's Given Me" - #54 in Singing News Top 80 for December