For 22 years, The Royalheirs have been traveling the Midwestern states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through Gospel Music. In January of 2017, lead singer & manager Shem Koutz reformed the group with myself and Randy Lewis.
Shem Koutz is the lead singer and manager of The Royalheirs. He began singing around the same time he learned to talk. He has been traveling to various churches around the mid-Michigan area since 1995 as a soloist. He feels it is a dream come true to be singing the lead in his first group. He has been involved with the music program at his home church in St. Johns since 2006. Shem and his wife, Jessica have called Lansing home since they married in 2003. They are the proud parents of 3 children, Lionel, Brooklyn, and Weston.
Randy Lewis is the tenor singer for the Royalheirs. Randy is no stranger to Gospel Music fans, who will remember him from his years with The Calvarymen, but he has also sang with nationally known groups such as The Toney Brothers, Melody Boys, Blackwood Gospel Quartet, Palmetto State, and The Booth Brothers. Randy and his wife Denise make their home in Clio, MI. They have 2 daughters and a son, who is currently serving in the US Navy. They also enjoy spending time with their 5 grandchildren.
Brian Fuson is the group’s baritone vocalist. Growing up the son of a Baptist preacher, Brian fell in love with Gospel Music and has been singing since he was a young child. He spent 3 years singing baritone with the New Destiny Quartet, and has spent the last 2 years traveling and singing with his wife Crysta and her parents, The Sammons Family. Brian is also a Southern Gospel blogger, his site is called Fuson’s Findings. He has also promoted Gospel Music concerts in the Metro Detroit area for over 15 years. Brian and Crysta make their home in Southgate, Michigan, which is just south of Detroit.
The group has just finished their first recording, Renewed, produced by Bob Caldwell. To learn more about The Royalheirs, you can visit our website. Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts as well.