The Inspirations are a professional Southern Gospel quartet from Bryson City, NC. The quartet began in 1964 when Martin Cook, a teacher at Swain County High School, invited several young men to his home for evenings of singing. Later they began traveling around the area and singing at various venues. The original quartet consisted of Archie Watkins, tenor; Ronnie Hutchins, lead singer; Jack Laws, baritone, Troy Burns, bass/later lead singer; and Martin Cook on piano. Read more about Inspirations on Last.fm.