The Carolina Crossmen make their home in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. They started singing together in 1993. August, 2017 will make 24 years for the Carolina Crossmen. Two original members remain, Carroll Blanton (Lead) and Daniel Fiskeaux (Pronounced “Fisko” – Baritone). Tenor, Jon Welch, celebrated 5 years with the group also in August, 2016. For 17 years the Carolina Crossmen hosted the Cullowhee Valley Singing, bringing well-known, highly talented southern gospel groups to western North Carolina. Originally a quartet, the group became a trio in 2013 and are currently planning to continue as a trio. The group’s newest album “Everyday Life” is the second project as a trio and was released in early 2016. The guys are excited about the new music produced by Crossroads and vocal work and final mix completed with Arthur Rice of the Kingdom Heirs.

Carroll Carroll has been singing every weekend for the past 35 years He has also been writing songs since he was 16 years old, with several songs recorded by local artists. Carroll is married to Cheryl, an elementary school teacher, and they have one daughter, Samantha, who is also a teacher. The Blantons attend Ochre Hill Baptist Church. Carroll handles the group scheduling as well as the product table and emcee duties. Originally the group’s tenor singer, Carroll has been singing the lead for the past few years. Carroll works full-time at the NC DOT mechanic shop in Sylva, NC.
DanielDaniel is the group perfectionist! He loves tinkering with our sound equipment, and works tirelessly to improve the group’s sound and make it consistent for each concert. Dan is married to Kim, whom he met at a Carolina Crossmen rehearsal (thanks to Cheryl). They have been married since 1995 and have two sons, Jacob and Jared. The Fiskeaux family attends Ochre Hill Baptist Church. Dan earned his Masters degree in Construction Management as of December, 2015 and works full-time at Western Carolina University.

JonJon is the newest member.  He is from Kansas City, Mo. After attending college in Greenville, SC he married Melissa who is from Georgia. The Welch’s moved to western NC in 2008 from north of Atlanta, Ga. Jon was introduced to the Carolina Crossmen by former bass singer, Carl Scott, as they attend church together at Victory Baptist in Sylva, NC. Jon keeps the website and facebook page updated and contributes to other activities of the group in addition to working full time in his small business providing document scanning and shredding services and technical support. Jon and his wife, Melissa, were married in 2006 and have two boys, Riley and Reese.