Mike says gospel music has been in his blood as long as he can remember. His dad, Bill Nelson sang with The Swanee River Boys while he was growing up. When Bill Carver and Buford and Merle Abner retired from The Swanee River Boys, Mike and his brothers, Chris and Marc took their places singing with their dad as The Young Sound of The Swanee River Boys, then changed the name to The Nelson Four. They had the privilege to sing back up vocals for Jean Shepard on the Grand Ole Opry. Mike's dad sang with David Reece and The New Rangers Trio until David's death and in 2006 his dad passed on the Rangers name to Mike. Mike said that being a Rangers Trio fan since he was young, it was the greatest honor that could have happened to him. After being out of gospel music for several years, he says its a great privilege to now have the chance to start again with the gospel group he dreamed of singing with when he was young. Mike lives in Portland, TN with his wife, Mary.
Rick was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved home to Tennessee with his parents when he was only two weeks old. His father, Jesse Bradley began his own Southern Gospel career with his mother and three younger brothers in the 1940’s as the Bradley Brothers Quartet. In later years, Rick and his two sisters were brought up in similar fashion and began singing in the late 1960’s as the Bradley Family. Bobby Wilson, current baritone singer for the Rangers was soon added as a young baritone/lead singer with the Bradley Family and remained with the group for several years. After singing several years with StateLine Quartet, he feels that the Lord has now brought him "full-circle" with the Rangers and he is back at home, singing with his brothers in Christ from years past. It is his prayer that he might offer a word or a verse of a song that might plant a seed and possibly lead someone to Jesus Christ. Rick lives in Gallatin, TN with his wife, Sandra.
Bobby Wilson was born and raised and has made his home near Portland, TN all his life. He was blessed to start his career in Gospel Music at about 10 years old, singing solos and playing guitar in area churches. Since then he has been with groups that include the Bradley Family, The Harmony Masters, The Beacons and The Royals and he now sings and writes with The Rangers. Bobby feels blessed to be in the service of God and prays that through his talents, many souls might find their way to Christ. Bobby lives in Portland, TN with his wife, Penny.
Larry has been involved in Southern Gospel Music for most of his life. He began playing a small chord organ and bass guitar at an early age and at about the age of fourteen he played piano and sang with a group in his church, the Halltown Harmoneers. After high school he studied music at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, TN where Larry and Mike Nelson first met and became friends. Since then he has been a part of several groups such as the Bradley Family, New Sunshine Boys, and Greater Desire. He and his three sons, began a family group that eventually evolved into StateLine Quartet. Two of those sons, Duane and Andy, answered God’s call to proclaim the Word through preaching and both now serve as Pastors. Larry now plays, sings, and writes for The Rangers Quartet and he lives in the New Deal community of Cottontown, Tennessee with his wife, Lynn.