Missouri native Gene McDonald started his singing career singing for his family group, the McDonald Family, from 1968 through 1980. He also sang with the Plainsmen and with Jack Campbell and the Ambassadors before joining the Florida Boys in 1998.
In 2003, McDonald was voted "Favorite Bass of the Year" in the Singing News Fan Awards. McDonald left the Florida Boys in 2007 and is currently a soloist.
Singing News Fan Awards:
Favorite Bass (2003)
2008 In Times Like These (Riversong Records): I've Got The Corner Turned Down; Beyond The Sunset; There's A Light; In Times Like These; Because He Lives; The Devil Lost The Battle Again; If I Can Help Somebody; Under Control; Let The Lower Lights Be Burning; I Gotta Walk That Lonesome Road; How Big Is God; He Looked Beyond My Faults.
2010 I Have Returned (Riversong Records): I Have Returned; Shadow Of The Steeple; The Sweetest Song I Know; Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus; How Great Thou Art; When They Ring Those Golden Bells; The Greatest Love Story; The Cross In The Middle; When He Reached Down His Hand For Me; Who Am I; That's No Hill For A Climber; Ten Thousand Angels; The Lighthouse.
2011 If We Love Them (Homeland Records): Everything He's Done For Me; Until Then; I Know Who Holds Tomorrow; He Kept Loving Me; Thanks To Calvary; The Night Before Easter; On The Sunny Banks; If We Love Them; Rumor Mill; The Lord's Prayer.