Doy Willis Ott (April 28, 1919 - November 6, 1986)
Doy Ott began as a Southern Gospel pianist for the Stamps Melody Boys. He was also with the Hartford Quartet, the Rangers Quartet, and the Homeland Harmony Quartet. In 1950 he became the pianist for the Statesmen, filling in for Hovie Lister who was in the army. When Lister returned the following year, Ott switched from piano to baritone, a position he held for 27 years, until 1978.
In addition to his singing and piano artistry, Doy was also a songwriter.
SGMA Hall Of Fame (2000)
hi-res (back cover)
1967 Easy Listen' (White Church Records/WCM-1004): Master Locksmith; They'll Welcome Me Back Home; If God Didn't Care; It Takes The Storm Clouds; It Is No Secret; I'll Never Be Lonely Again; Point Me The Way; Sea Walker; Little Girl; Heaven Is Where You Belong; Big Boss; Far Above The Starry Sky.
1974 Featuring Doy Ott (CAM Records/CAM-1494): Everybody Has The Blues; Morning Prayer; Wait For Me; Mercy Lord; Don't Give Up On Me; Something I Can Feel; That's Just Like Jesus; More And More; Three Crosses; I Live On.