The Missouri-based barbershop quartet, Rural Route 4, got its start in 1971. The original members were three farmers and one carpenter (who also grew up on a farm) from Cass County, Missouri.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, Mo, – Fifteen years later (and after two personnel changes), Rural Route 4 won the international quartet championship in 1986. Here, the quartet sings an excerpt from the 1904 song "On the Farm in Old Missouri."