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Religious music popular in Southern churches; church gospel; sub-genre of Christian Music; not the same as soul or R&B

Duane Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Duane Allen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One. Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1990. Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.

Wendy Bagwell

Real/Birth Name:
Wendell Lee Bagwell
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Southern Gospel singer. He formed group Wendy Bagwell & The Sunliters. Song Here Come the Rattlesnakes. Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1997. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1990. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1993 as a member of Wendy Bagwell & The Sunliters.

Joe Bonsall

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph S. Bonsall
Also Known As:
Cat Joe Bonsall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

Tenor. Wears a moustache. Group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'all Come Back Saloon, You're the One. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1994. Cajun Music Hall of Fame 1997. Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.

Albert Brumley

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Edward Brumley
Also Known As:
Albert E. Brumley
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
72, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Wrote Southern and shape note gospel songs I'll Fly Away, I'm Bound for the Land of Canaan, Turn Your Radio On. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1972. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 2005.

Jimmie Davis

Real/Birth Name:
James Houston Davis
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Two-term governor of Louisiana (1944-1948 and 1960-1964.) Songs You Are My Sunshine, Suppertime, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Someone to Care. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Country Music Hall of Fame 1972. Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame 1971. Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Lew DeWitt

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Calvin DeWitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Tenor. Gospel group The Statler Brothers.Song Flowers on the Wall Country Music Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of The Statler Brothers.
GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Statler Brothers.

Bill Gaither

Real/Birth Name:
William J. Gaither
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Relationships:

husband of
Older than Gloria Gaither by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote popular Southern gospel songs He Touched Me, Because He Lives, Something Beautiful. Host of his TV show Homecoming. Member of The Bill Gaither Trio, The Gaither Vocal Band. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1983.

Gloria Gaither

Real/Birth Name:
Gloria Sickal
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Bill Gaither by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

TV show Homecoming. Member The Bill Gaither Trio. Southern gospel singer. Composer with her husband. Often the lyricist. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1997.

William L. Golden

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Golden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 28 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1997. Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.

Vestal Goodman

Real/Birth Name:
Vestal Freeman
Nickname(s):
The Queen of Gospel Music (Southern Gospel)
Gender:
Female
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Southern gospel singer. A founding member of group The Happy Goodman Family. Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame 2002. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2004. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2004.

Hovie Lister

Real/Birth Name:
Hovie Franklin Lister
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Southern gospel. Founder of the group The Statesmen Quartet singing tenor. Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1986. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1989.

Homer Rodeheaver

Real/Birth Name:
Homer Alvan Rodeheaver
Nickname(s):
Rody
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Southern gospel music publisher. Songs In the Garden, The Old Rugged Cross. Published over 80 songbooks. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2008. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1973.

Richard Sterban

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Sterban
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

Deep bass singer. Member group The Oak Ridge Boys. Songs Elvira, Y'All Come Back Saloon, You're the One. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1994. Grand Ole Opry as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2015 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Oak Ridge Boys.

J.D. Sumner

Real/Birth Name:
John David Sumner
Also Known As:
JD Sumner
Nickname(s):
World's Lowest Bass Singer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 3 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Brief Facts:

Southern Gospel singer with a deep bass voice. Formerly listed as the World's Lowest Bass Singer. Groups Sunshine Boys, Blackwood Brothers, Stamps Quartet, Masters V. Song The Old Country Church. Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1984. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of Blackwood Brothers.

James Wetherington

Real/Birth Name:
James Stephen Wetherington
Also Known As:
James S. Wetherington
Nickname(s):
Big Chief
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 28 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Brief Facts:

Member of The Statesmen Quartet as the bass singer. Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame 1997. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1977.
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