Buddy Graves sings lead. Buddy grew up singing in school groups and church groups. His love for Southern Gospel music extends back to his early childhood. Buddy and his father, Jerry Graves, are walking encyclopedias of Southern Gospel information. Buddy saw his dream of singing with a Southern Gospel group come to fruition in 2001 when he was given the opportunity to sing with Mercy River Quartet. Buddy later sang with Strong River Quartet.