Craig West Leaving Gold City
Yes that is right I got it straight from the man himself last night at NQC. Rumors had been circulating for a few days now, so to settle it once and for all I just straight up asked Craig last night, and he told me a straight “Yes I am leaving Gold City after this week is over.” Below is a brief transcript (this is not word for word verbatim) of what Craig had to say about his decision to leave the group after around 10 months.
Me: So Craig I have heard some rumors that you will are leaving Gold City?
Craig: Yes those rumors are true I will be leaving the group at the end of this week.
Me: Any particular reason why?
Craig: Well you see I have never traveled with a Southern Gospel group before, and I have a ten year old at home that has been used to seeing his daddy home every day. At first it was fine as my son thought it was real cool that his dad was a singer; but after awhile it started getting to my son that he only gets to see me maybe two days a week. My wife told me one day that our son was not doing well at all without his dad at home. So I went and talked to my son about it, after some gentle prodding, he told me that really wants me to be home with him again. Well you see I myself had been feeling like I was not putting my family first and then when my son verbalized his feelings to me about the situation which convinced to start really seeking God’s will. One day while I was running some errands my old boss saw me, and said he wanted to talk to me about something. So we went to lunch where he asked me if I were interested in coming back to his company. After which he told me that God had been impressing it on his heart to talk to me about working for him again. Well I knew then what I had to do. I got ahold of Danny and let him know what was going on.