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The Georgians

This month’s Lamp Spotlight artist comes forward to be The Georgians Quartet of Valdosta, GA.

In their 3 year history with Lamp Music Group this energetic male quartet has experienced an unprecedented growth. With historical links back to the full time SG quartet concert circuits of the early 60’s – the Georgians have in the unbelievably short time of only 3 ½ years since regrouping established their quartet as a major concert attraction throughout the southeastern US.

As the official quartet of Valdosta’s nationally recognized animal theme park, Wild Adventures, The Georgians have performed for virtually hundreds of thousands of park attendants in the last year. The Georgians even have their own concert pavilion which was exclusively designed for them by the theme park!

At home both on the concert stage and church platform, The Georgians are quickly becoming known for their dynamic stage presence with a variety of material ranging from 50’s era style quartet to modern quartet harmonies of today. Much of the material they are staging is original music composed by group manager, Calvin McGuyrt.

The group is a vital part of Lamp Music’s 2005 Radio Celebration Tour, and will appear at all the major Lamp promotional events this summer and NQC. They are also members of the concert group that sings for national promoters Bill Bailey, Norman Bonds, as well as respected ministers such as Johnny Minick, pastor of River of Life Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Dr. Freddie Smith, pastor of Sweat Memorial Baptist Church in Waycross, Georgia and many others.

Lamp is proud of the heritage that this group represents and is excited to spotlight them this month.

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The Georgians Quartet has been carrying on the Southern Gospel tradition for over 40 years singing across the country and Canada. After its reorganization just over a year and a half ago, the group has commited itself to excellence in ministry and to keeping the four part men's quartet alive for years to come. A welcome addition however is the contribution of a lady member, Libby Pratt whose beautiful alto voice adds richness and anointing to the vintage quartet. Calvin McGuyrt, manager and baritone for the group says , "Someone told us it would be a smart thing to add a lady to your group" and their suggestion was confirmed.

After the reorganization of the group, Lamp Music Group offered the Georgians an opportunity to sign with them on the Mountain Top label .

Their first national radio release with Lamp "God's Touch" has received good response and the group was featured in the two Lamp Showcases at the National Quartet Convention 2003.

The Georgians have appeared recently with the Crabb Family, Ricky Atkinson and Compassion, Gold City, and the Hoskins Family in conjunction with Bill Bailey Promotions . They have just completed tours in Tennessee and Florida and will be performing in Ashburn Georgia with Michael Combs October 25 promoted by Norman Bonds Productions. The Georgians and the Crabb Family are also scheduled to be performing at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia at various times during the month of December.

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Written: 10/18/2003 | Category: Feature Articles Comments: 13

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I was glad to see this article, as this group has been on my mind recently. I collect information about southern gospel groups, and I have nothing on the Georgians. Is this the same group that sang "I've Got a Mansion" a few decades ago? Is there a web site I could go to? Thanks in advance for any help, and I look forward to hearing more from this group.

By Nathaniel T. Freeman on Sun, October 19, 2003 - 9:50:22

The Georgians, for many years,gave the Southern Gospel Music Industry great music and stylings. A couple of former members of several years back were Trudie McNabb and Bass Singer Randy Taylor who were great talent!. I believe the current group will have a bright future. It's good to see Calvin, hanging in there after all of these years and going strong!. I pray, that God will bless their Ministry Abundantly!.

By Tommy D Mayo on Mon, October 20, 2003 - 4:57:59

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

By jo on Tue, October 21, 2003 - 2:45:25

Thank you for the up date on the Georgians. They are an excellent group, and really blessed us recently at our church. I am looking forward to what God has in store for them.

By Ron Miller on Thu, October 23, 2003 - 10:13:35


By Charles Shepherd on Thu, October 23, 2003 - 10:35:22

It was great meeting and seeing you at the NQC. Your singing was fantastic. I am looking forward to seeing you again, as well as your next CD. God Bless.

By Julia Mitchell on Fri, October 24, 2003 - 10:44:27

I have been hearing and enjoying the Georgians for many years. I think the current group that Calvin has assembled is the best. The unusal variety they include is refreshing in gospel music. I will see you at Wild Adventures theme park in December.

By Mac Vickers on Mon, October 27, 2003 - 7:29:25

Great article on the Georgians Quartet. They are Southern Gospel quartet singing at its best. Thanks for bringing this well deserved recognition to them. This group has been a real blessing to me and I have become good friends with them since being introduced to them last year. Keep up the good work guys and hope to see you again soon. Jody Redding, Moultrie, Georgia

By Jody Redding on Thu, October 30, 2003 - 5:33:01

I became friends with The Georgians in Valdosta, Ga. a few months ago and have grown to love them and their contribution to Southern Gospel Music. Keep up the wonderful blessings guys. I am so thankful for your friendship. God Bless you all :thumbsup:

By PAT BAXLEY on Thu, October 30, 2003 - 8:05:37

Maybe the Georgian's could be on the Waycross All Night Sing Show!, That would be Just Awesome to have a legendary group that helped make Southern Gospel music what it is today, there!!!!!

By Johnny Davis on Sun, November 16, 2003 - 1:47:53

I want you to know that my husband and I and some
friends - The Campbells who have an annual gospel
sing at Spirit of Suwannee, Live Oak,Fl. recently
heard you at Wild Adventures , Valdosta. I bought
the CD that has Gods Touch on it and I have played it over and over - my favorite- traveling
back and forth to my job in Lake City , Fl.
for a Family Practice physician...I would really
like to purchase another one to give to Mrs. Campbell for a birthday gift on Feb. 7th...tell
me how I could get one.....It is the best $10.00
I have spent in a long time and I have really been
blessed with it ---all of it but especially -Gods
Touch and This Heart of Mine...
May God bless you all in witness as you spread the
gospel...Your friend in Christ, Mrs. Henderson

By Mrs Ronald Henderson on Wed, January 26, 2005 - 6:43:18

I wondered what ever happened to Trudy McNabb; She was such a wonderful piano player. She came to my church several times while I was pastoring in South Ga.I would really like to hear about her.

By Pastor Avery Lynch on Sat, February 28, 2009 - 9:28:19

Pastor Lynch, Mrs. Trudy is doing alright, she is my aunt if you like info on her just contact me

By Jarrod Barber on Tue, November 17, 2009 - 2:10:07


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