Historic Proportions

The Story of J.D. Sumner & the Stamps, part 1

May 2, 2016 0

At age four, John Daniel Sumner first saw the Stamps Quartet perform at a campmeeting in Wimauma, Florida.  Fascinated by the low notes of Frank Stamps, he told his mother that he would one day […]

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The Story of Ron Booth and the Booth Brothers

April 1, 2016 0

On March 26, 1989, Easter Sunday, Ron Booth Sr. and his sons, Ronnie and Michael, performed together for the first time.  For them, life would never be the same.  Very few accolades can be paid […]

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The Story of the Speer Ladies

March 1, 2016 0

One of the greatest things we as advocates of southern gospel music can do for the industry is to teach our children to appreciate and respect the actual art form of the music itself.  Mom […]

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Definitive Cuts: Songs Written By George Younce

February 1, 2016 0

George Younce has certainly been one of gospel music’s three or four most beloved bass singers of all time, if not THE most beloved.  Even though he has now been gone for over a decade, […]

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Just a Melody – Homeland Harmony

January 1, 2016 0

Facebook can be rather addictive.  It can be even more addictive if you join a Facebook group called We Love Our Southern Gospel Music History.  Harold Timmons, John Crenshaw, Ann Downing, and Hannah Kennedy are […]

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1964: A Year That Forever Changed Gospel Music

December 10, 2015 0

It may be hard to believe, but 2016 is just around the corner. A year of change, opportunity, tragedy, challenge, and triumph lies ahead. We’ve all heard the phrases, “The only thing constant is change,” […]

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Singing With Girls: Family Style Harmony

November 8, 2015 0

I have been subject of an accusation by many of my peers that I am not one to completely deny. I am a quartet snob. Yes, that is partially true. Sadly, I have said very […]

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