Rick Price, owner and founder of New Legacy Project, began his 40-year career in Southern Gospel music with the legendary Blackwood Brothers Quartet. Originally a protégée of the late Cecil Blackwood, Rick was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame with the Grammy and Dove-award winning group in the 1990’s.
After Cecil’s death, with the support of his widow, he and Chris Blackwood formed the Blackwood Legacy. It was Rick’s desire to carry on the grand heritage of his beloved mentor. The group has been continuously touring throughout the United States since their formation in 2001.
This year Rick made the decision to rename the group to New Legacy Project. He believes that God is speaking into the ministry in a new way. The vision put on his heart is to let go of the old name, Blackwood. While honored to have carried it forward these many years, it is time to take up the new mantle God has for them. It can no longer be about a genre of music or a family name, as wonderful as they are.
As always, Rick surrounds himself with the finest singers and musicians in the industry today. In addition to their talent, they all have a special call on their life. The group consists of Spokane native, Luke Yates, Hunter Sparkman of Nashville, Paul Secord of Nashville, and John Hilton, who was born and raised in Ozark, Missouri. Their love for their calling and each other, is evident in every concert.
New Legacy Project will carry on with the same anointed music, the same phenomenal sound, the same great men of God, and the same amazing ministry. Known for their flawless harmonies, homespun humor and impeccable delivery, the group will continue to tour the U.S., ministering wherever God opens the door, appealing to audiences of all ages.