Josh Paul Leaves Daughtry

Josh Paul

Josh Paul has announced he’s leaving Daughtry after fifteen years with the group. The bassist, who was one of the four original members, shared the news on Instagram with a heartfelt message.

“Today, I announce my departure from the band. For the last fifteen years, Daughtry has been a second family and musical adventure. It has been both an honor and a pleasure to share the stage with the guys. My gratitude for having shared this experience and enjoying the friendship is immeasurable. It’s been a helluva ride fellas!”

Paul went on to say that the reason for his departure is that “now is the moment for change” after reflection on his life, family, and career. “I am grateful for the opportunities, the experiences and none of it, I take for granted,” he added. “More than ever, I clearly recognize how truly fortunate that I am. The past year has also been a time to reflect on my hopes, dreams and the importance of taking the steps to ensure that I continue to grow not only as a musician, but as a human being, father, a husband, and to further pursue forward motion.”

The news comes less than a month before Chris Daughtry and company are slated to continue their Dearly Beloved tour. A replacement bassist has yet to be named.

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