Southern Gospel’s Big Week

| August 4, 2011

Every September since 1957 the traveling quartets in the genre of  southern gospel have gathered together in one place to celebrate their heritage through performances, and to meet with their fans who have followed them across the country listening to …

Southern Gospel Music: Part 3

| September 28, 2010

Homecoming

Homecoming

By the 1970s there were many traveling groups – some family quartets, some all-male quartets, and even mixed trios were seen traveling to churches and conventions across the country.  The Happy Goodman Family received their first Grammy in 1968, and a …

Southern Gospel Music: Part 2

| September 23, 2010

Many people like to lump various styles of music together in one large category and simply call it “gospel,” but this does a huge disservice to those who are searching specifically for a particular type of gospel music.  The term …

Southern Gospel Music: Part 1

| September 16, 2010

Do the names Blackwood, Goodman, Gaither, or Speer mean anything to you?  If you grew up in the South, they probably do.  These are some of the most recognizable “southern gospel” family quartets that have ever performed.

Southern gospel music evolved …