Rick Price, founder, and owner of New Legacy Project, passed away on Thursday morning, December 30, 2021 at Ascension Hospital in Detroit. He was 65 years-old. Price spent almost fifty years in Gospel music with more than two decades as a member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. Price was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998.
Originally a protégée of the late Cecil Blackwood, Rick was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame with the Grammy and Dove-award winning group in the 1990's.
After Cecil's death, with the support of his widow, he and Chris Blackwood formed the Blackwood Legacy. It was Rick's desire to carry on the grand heritage of his beloved mentor. The group has been continuously touring throughout the United States since their formation in 2001.
In 2017, Rick made the decision to rename Blackwood Legacy to New Legacy Project, believing that God is speaking into the ministry in a new way. The vision put on his heart is to let go of the old name, Blackwood. While honored to have carried it forward these many years, it is time to take up the new mantle God has for them. It can no longer be just about the music or the name of one family, as wonderful as they were in the history of Southern Gospel music.
The GMA Hall of Fame inductee had long expressed his desire to have the group continue to tour and touch lives for Christ in the event of his passing. The team will do everything possible to make this happen with your support. More information will be forthcoming in the next few days. Please be in prayer for his children, as well as the band members and staff.