The Christianaires are an award-winning gospel group that has been around for over two successful decades.
The quartet was formed by two sets of talented singing brothers, Paul and Tyrone Porter, and their cousins, Arnold and Ronald Brown. There have been changes in the lineup over the years, including the loss of some members and the addition of others, like Charles Porter and George Carter. Through the '90s and into the new millennium, the group recorded a number of albums under labels like Atlanta, A&M, and Marxan Records. Before the Christianaires started a recording career, the group spent long hours touring, performing at churches and conventions, as well as doing concerts and spots on television. In 1990 the Christianaires finally completed its first album, Ain't No Way I Could. A year after the debut hit the store shelves, the group won an Excellence Award for Contemporary Quartet of the Year. The Vision Becomes Clearer was released in 1993. The sophomore offering brought the group a nomination for a Stellar Award for Best Performance. The Christianaires recorded two more albums in 1995, Thru the Storm and Reaching Out. The result was a Vision Award and the chance to perform at the award show, where they impressed both newcomers and peers. The quartet serves up a style of gospel music that mixes the best of traditional along with contemporary flavoring. Some of the songs they have recorded are "At the River," "We Need Jesus," "Angels," "Jesus Is Call," "All He Wants Is Praise," "Let God Fix It," "Lift Up Your Hands," "I Found Life," "The Blood," and "Love Will Make a Way." ~ Charlotte Dillon