Tim Surrett sang baritone for the Carolinians Quartet in the 1980s. He then sang with Squire Parsons And Redeemed from 1987-1988.
Surrett was in the Kingsmen Quartet band and sang both lead and baritone from 1989-1996. During this period, Surrett is perhaps best remembered for his performance on the song "Wish You Were Here" which held the number one spot on the Singing News Top 80 airplay chart for four months in 1992 (May-August).
After leaving the Kingsmen and while married to Sonya Isaacs, Surrett sang and played dobro as a member of the Isaacs (1997-2002). After they divorced, Surrett reunited with former Kingsmen Quartet members in 2002 who at the time were billed as the Carolina Boys. Surrett remained with the group singing lead and baritone during their transition back to using the Kingsmen Quartet name in 2004. He left the group the following year.
In 2007, Surrett and four friends from his native Haywood County, North Carolina formed a bluegrass group called Balsam Range. While not exclusively gospel, they did release a compilation album in 2019 titled The Gospel Collection that featured gospel songs the group had recorded in the past.
Surrett has numerous credits as a record producer and session musician. He also worked as a radio DJ on a popular show called ''Papertown Roots" on WPTL radio (Canton, North Carolina).
Singing News Fan Awards
Favorite Musician Non-Pianist (2004, 2005)
1999 Mountain Home: I’ve Been Waiting; Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine; Tears Will Never Stain The Streets Of That City; When I Wake Up To Sleep No More; I’ll Wear A White Robe; Where Will You Build; God Likes To Work; The First Look; Haven Of Rest; The Prettiest Flowers; Mama’s Angels; Turn Back; Wait For The Light.
2006 Tim Surrett: Nobody’s Fault But Mine; Wish You Were Here; See What The Lord Has Done; Had It Not Been; Heading Home; Try A Little Kindness; He Looked Beyond The Cross; The Well Of Grace; Hold To God’s Unchanging Hand; You Never Mentioned Him To Me.