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Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1997 | INDIE

Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1997
Band Christian Gospel




"Endurance featuring Joe Ligon (full CD project review - CHANGED)"

The Stellar Award-nominated gospel quartet Endurance of Houston, Texas, had the mixed blessing of being responsible for Joe Ligon's last known recording. [To read full review, please click on link] - Bob Marovich

"Cover Story - Gospel USA Magazine (October - December 2017)"

Now Available: The New Release by Endurance featuring the Late Joe Ligon, CHANGED... [To read full article on page 9, please click on link] - Cecil L. Brown

"Endurance New Release "Changed" Featuring The Late Joe Ligon"

Endurance New Release "Changed" Featuring The Late Joe Ligon…[click - MyHoustonGospel (November 7, 2017)

"JMG Pick of the Week: October 24, 2017 - "Changed" (single review)"

On "Changed," he and Endurance's Robertson first trade leads then sing to one another like two deacons so engaged in a praise  conversation that they are oblivious to the congregation. [To read full review, please click on link] - Bob Marovich - Journal of Gospel Music

"JMG Pick of the Week: October 20, 2017 - "God is Making a Change""

Infrequently in Journal of Gospel Music's 13-year history has an artist charted two successive Picks of the Week. Houston's Endurance has done it this time. [To read full review, please click on link] - Bob Marovich, Journal of Gospel Music

"New features added to annual Peanut Festival"

... Festival-goers will enjoy live music, arts and crafts, festival foods, carnival rides and the midway from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. This year's live music will be provided by ..., along with Endurance, a traditional gospel quartet from Houston ... [click URL for full article] - Palenstine Herald-Press - Pennylynn Webb

"ACL Fest 2016"

Gospel Tent
Friday-Sunday, Tito's Handmade Vodka stage
By Kahron Spearman, Fri., Sept. 30, 2016

ACL understands and offers a chance for healing. Backsliders should look for spiritual cleansing at Tito's Handmade Vodka stage – the "gospel tent" – before each day (and night) of debauchery. The soulful Gospel Silvertones kick off Friday with R&B inflections of legendary Motown and Philadelphia sounds. Houston's six-time Stellar Award-nominated traditional quartet Endurance intone a scripture-faithful message of deliverance through God's love...
(click link for full article) - The Austin Chronicle


Endurance plays the ACL Festival 2016, Weekend One - Saturday, October 1st, at 11:45am...[click URL to read full write-up] - Austin 360 - Things To Do In Austin

"Gospel USA Magazine (April - June 2016)"

Endurance ...Takes The Gospel To Lugano, Switzerland;

The Multi-Award Winning Quartet Continues To Garner Worldwide Popularity and Will Release New Music Produced by Gospel Music Icon Melvin Williams of The Legendary Williams Brothers. - Cecil L. Brown

"Blues to Bop Lugano e' tempo di gospel!"

Grandi ospiti del Blues to Bop, i texani Endurance hanno conquistato il pubblico: "Cantiamo la parola di Dio, lo facciamo con l'anima". Questo pomeriggio l'ultima esibizione in Piazza Dante prima di salutare il Ticino. --Mattia Sacchi [Click link to read full article] - Mattia Sacchi

"The 12 Best Acts of iFest's First Weekend"

By far, my favorite act at iFest has been Endurance. The San Francisco (correction: Houston) based vocal quartet lifted spirits and got the crowd dancing Sunday afternoon, sweeping through songs about a mother's love and the generosity of our maker. Fans raised their hands high, humming and singing along after being taught the choruses. And during "Ain't God Good," the singers even walked into the crowd, shaking hands and giving out hugs while continuing to sing. They may be from the Bay-area (incorrect: they didn't fact check), but if that ain't Southern hospitality I just don't know what is. --Matthew Keever

Note: This was a great review but they listed Endurance as a San Francisco based group which is incorrect. This quartet Endurance is Houston based. They didn't check their facts very well before writing this. I wanted to include this because it was a festival review and it was their most recent. --Sharon Baldwin, Social Media/Publicity admin - Houston Press Blogs (Rocks Off) Matthew Keever

"Endurance - The Multi-talented Stellar Award Nominated Group Performs at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C."

Endurance has enjoyed much success since their ministry began many years ago. [click link to read more on page 9] - Gospel USA Magazine

"Endurance - Right On Time CD Review"

In a music industry that has all but snubbed the time-honored gospel quartet community, Houston’s Endurance has garnered six Stellar Award nominations for its smooth but meaty harmonies, hard-singing lead work, and memorable songs.

Right On Time, the quartet’s latest album, finds the men working squarely in their trademark style...[Click URL to Read More] - The Journal of Gospel Music - Bob Marovich

"Endurance - He'll Make A Way CD Review"

In April 2003, we introduced you to the freshman project of Endurance. They are back with an outstanding CD. So, it is fitting that three (3) years later, we review the newest CD by this group. Their new CD is titled He’ll Make A Way.

This is one CD that will be hard to put down. Endurance has incorporated traditional gospel music with rhythm and blues arrangements that really make this a must have CD. The harmony is very, very tight. These guys really have reached deep down within themselves and their efforts culminated in giving us an exceptional CD...[click URL to read more]

- Gloryland Gospel

"Gospel Singles to Watch: Endurance"

Hailing from Houston, the Stellar-nominated gospel quartet Endurance may be relatively new on the national scene, but they are strictly old school, that tangy-sweet traditional sound indigenous to the American South... [click URL to read more] - Journal of Gospel Music - (Formerly The Black Gospel Blog)

"Sapphire's Savvy Featured Artist - Endurance"

GREAT quartet music stirs the spirit and hearts of man. Endurance brings forth the GOOD NEWS with foot-tapping, hand-clapping, down home, happy, feel good, gospel music. Endurance is a traditional gospel quartet group based out of Houston, Texas. [Click Savvy link to read more...] - Sapphire Entertainment and Management


  • A Few More Miles       -       Released 2003
  • He'll Make A Way        -       Released 2005
  • I've Got A Home          -       Released 2008
  • Our Very Best & More  -      Released 2009
  • Right on Time              -       Released 2012
  • "Changed" (single)       -       Released 2017
  • Changed (full CD)        -       Released 2017

Seventh studio album coming soon -- to be produced by gospel music icon Melvin Williams                                                                       



About Endurance:

Foot-tapping, hand-clapping, down home, happy and feel good gospel are emotions invoked when describing traditional gospel quartet music. Houston based Endurance stirs up those feelings and more in their heartfelt style of musical delivery.

The six-time Stellar Award nominated traditional gospel quartet group consists of manager and vocalist Claude Cummings, primary lead vocalist Michael Robertson, and vocalist Earl Sampson, as founding members. Vocalist Wallace Grant II stepped in to replace the late Dave Botts who passed away in May, 2017. Endurance also utilizes the vocal talents of Eric Cortez, Ramon James Ross and Justin Patrick as reserve singers. 

Each member has the ability to lead and assumes that role at different times. Endurance released their sixth studio CD CHANGED in 2017. The group is in talks for a subsequent project which will be produced by gospel music icon Melvin Williams, of the legendary Williams Brothers. Their latest project offers new material that is very spiritual, uplifting and more versatile in how it sounds and feels. It is intended to appeal to a wider audience. Although the guys are experimenting with some new sounds, fans can be assured that all their songs are always scripturally accurate. 

The title track "Changed" featuring the late Joe Ligon was the first single and quickly impacted radio. The song broke the Top 100 on the Nielsen/BDS Gospel Radio Airplay Charts entering at #97. It is the last known feature and recording by the legendary, Grammy-Award winning, lead singer of the Mighty Clouds of Joy. A song fans of the late singer will treasure...a true collector's item. Endurance is honored to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Ligon, who they've revered since high school; before his passing in 2016.

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