2018 l-r: Chris Parker, Chris Roberts, Riley Dotson, Scott Whitener

Group Members

Chris Roberts (2006-present)

Scott Whitener (2006-present)

Roger Burnett (2006-2018)
Riley Dotson (2018-present)

Lamar Levi (2006-2016)
Chris Parker (2016-present)

David Bruce Murray (2006-2008)

Matt Branch (2017)

Carolina (2006-present)


When the Carolina Quartet was formed in 2006, group members included Chris Roberts (tenor), Scott Whitener (lead), Roger Burnett (baritone), Lamar Levi (bass), and David Bruce Murray (keyboards). Roberts, Whitener, and Burnett were former members of the Melody Masters Quartet. A CD titled Big Change released the previous year as a Melody Masters recording was re-branded with the Carolina Quartet name. This release was followed in 2007 by a Christian Country recording titled Faith, Family, & Freedom. In due time, the group name was shortened to Carolina, but the quartet vocal format was maintained.

For the first several years, Carolina did a limited number of concert events, but demand for their appearances steadily increased. The group began promoting concerts in their own churches and other venues in western North and South Carolina. In 2015, the Carolina Quartet became owners of the Carolina Gospel Association concert series in Rutherfordton, NC, an organization that promotes several events per year with major Southern Gospel artists.

Chris Parker replaced Lamar Levi at the bass position in 2016. In 2018, baritone singer Riley Dotson joined the group replacing long-time baritone Roger Burnett. The group signed with Berry Hill Records in 2019.


2006 Big Change Big Change; Safe In The Cross; Yes I Know Everything's Alright; Call Jesus; Tis So Sweet; Take Up Your Cross; Heaven On Earth; When He Speaks To Me; Get Up In Jesus' Name.

2007 Faith, Family, & Freedom

20?? Handmade: He Broke The Law; You Can't Fix It; Too Much Thunder Not Enough Rain; A Little Less Of Me; Every Day; Go Rest High On That Mountain; Handmade; The Long Arm Of Love; Reach Out And Touch A Hand; In God We Trust Again.

2011 Closer To Home: Closer To Home; The Journey; Did I Make A Difference; Old Familiar Love; Heaven's A Small Town; Jonah Job And Moses; That Old Gravel Road Was Easy Street; Sincerely I Remain; A Mansion There For You; Until You Get There. (Chris Roberts, Scott Whitener, Roger Burnett, Lamar Levi) (Reissued in 2020 on Berry Hill Records as Closer To Home: Overhauled with fresh vocals including Chris Parker and Riley Dotson. The reissue removes "That Old Gravel Road Was Easy Street" and adds "Go Rest High On That Mountain".)

2012 A Simple Christmas: Winter Wonderland; I Pray On Christmas; Hark The Herald Angels Sing; Jingle Bells; Blessed Be The Day; The Christmas Song; Ordinary Days; O Holy Night; Uncle Luther Made The Stuffin'; O Come All Ye Faithful; Just A Simple Christmas Song.

2016 Worship Country: Sweet Sweet Spirit; Come Now Is The Time To Worship; Awesome God; The Church Of The Chevrolet; Hold To God's Unchanging Hand; Time Has Made A Change In Me; Rock Of Ages; Open The Eyes Of My Heart; You Are My King; We All Bow Down; Lead Me Home.

2017 Front Porch Hymns: Amazing Grace; What A Friend We Have In Jesus; Love Lifted Me; O Come Angel Band; Precious Memories; Wherever He Leads I'll Go; I'll Fly Away; The Old Rugged Cross; When We All Get To Heaven; Sweet Hour Of Prayer; The Other Side Of The Cross.

2018 Carolina: Come By Here; The Old Dirt Road I Grew Up On; I Don't Have To Stay; Everyday American; Can't Hurry The Harvest; Down By The River; American Morning; If You Had Only Seen Me Then; The Stories On The Wall; Working Prayer; The Saints Sing Their Way Home; Way Down Deep (Chris Roberts, Scott Whitener, Riley Dotson, Chris Parker) (reissued in 2019 as American Morning on Berry Hill Records).

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