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.
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 “gospel” can be divided equally among three specific genres: Southern Gospel, Black Gospel, and Mountain Music.
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.