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)
Lamar Levi (2006-2016)
Chris Parker (2016-present)
Riley Dotson (2018-2021)
Andy King (2022-2023)
Mitchell Whisnant (2023-Present) (also played guitar)

David Bruce Murray (2006-2008)
Chris Roberts (2008-Present)
Chris Powell (2020-Present) (also featured on vocals)

Matt Branch (2017)
Riley Dotson (2018-2022)
Chris Parker (2018-present) (bass guitar)
Sam Hoyle (2021-2022) (occasionally featured on vocals)
Mitchell Whisnant (2022-Present) (also a vocalist)

Jon Robertson (2019-2021)
Greg Fox (2021-Present) (occasionally featured on vocals)
Seth Hudson

Scott Whitener (2018-Present)

Carolina The Band (2006-present)
(Also billed as Carolina Quartet and Carolina)


When 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 soon signed with Berry Hill Records and began expanding their touring schedule with appearances at the National Quartet Convention and other major concert events.

Jon Robertson joined in 2019 to play drums. He initially performed as a supplement to the group's pre-recorded tracks, but soon, the group added a segment in their programs with completely live instruments. Vocalists Chris Parker and Riley Dotson played guitars and vocalist Chris Roberts played keyboard. A supplemental keyboard player, Chris Powell, joined the group in 2020.

Former Kingsmen Quartet drummer Greg Fox replaced Robertson in 2021. Guitarist/vocalist Sam Hoyle made a few appearances with the group in late 2021 and early 2022. Riley Dotson left the group in late 2021. He was later replaced by Andy King.

With the release of Turn: A Legacy Of American Songs in 2022, the group was billed as Carolina The Band. After the departure of Andy King in 2023, guitarist/featured vocalist Mitchell Whisnant began singing vocals full-time while continuing to play guitar.


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).

2022 Turn: A Legacy Of American Songs (Club44 Records): Turn Turn Turn; I Can't Stop Loving You; Green Green Grass Of Home; Little Green Apples; Home On The Range; Carolina In The Morning; If I Had My Druthers; Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree; I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing.

2023 Country Classics: Seven Bridges Road; Stop And Smell The Roses; Wichita Lineman; Love Is The Answer; Dixieland Delight; Meet In The Middle; North To Alaska; Take Me Home Country Roads; I'll Still Be Loving You.

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