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Historic Proportions

Mike Helwig

April 1, 2017 0

“Years ago when I was with the Stamps, the group was in rural Mississippi, in the wee hours looking for a place to stop for the night. Then road manager/primary driver, Jack Howell and I […]

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Jimmy Jones: The Common Man

March 1, 2017 0

“Please let us understand that the hope of America lies in our faith in God and the common man.” – Jimmy Jones One of the first southern gospel singers I had the privilege of seeing […]

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SGMA & Unsung Heroes

February 1, 2017 0

I have always been proud of the work put forth by the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  Their tireless efforts honoring the heritage of our music goes well beyond the […]

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The Gospel Music of the Statler Brothers

January 1, 2017 0

The members of the Statler Brothers spent their formative years gleaning priceless musical knowledge from the Statesmen, Blackwood Brothers, Sunshine Boys, and others, and then traveled to platforms that their gospel heroes had only dreamed […]

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The Jordanaires

December 1, 2016 0

In music, there is such a thing as a “beautiful contradiction”. Such terminology was one of many grand definitions of The Jordanaires. They accrued no Gold or Platinum-certified albums of their own, but they have […]

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Hovie Lister and the Statesmen Lead Singers

August 2, 2016 0

The Statesmen Quartet…..that mammoth name in gospel music.  Even more than a decade since their disbandment, the name still evokes excitement.  Hovie Lister worked, performed, thought, and dreamed larger than any of his contemporaries, and […]

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Stamps Quartet: Curtain Calls & Encores

July 1, 2016 0

For the first time since 1924, the name Stamps Quartet entered a period of complete inactivity beginning in 1980.  JD Sumner attempted permanent retirement from gospel music and began leasing and driving his buses for […]

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