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Jim Hamill, one of Southern Gospel's all-time great lead singers, sang professionally for over 50 years and until shortly before his death, was still going strong. A native of Memphis, son of Rev. James E. Hamill, for many years pastor of First Assembly of God in Memphis, Jim joined the Weatherfords in the early 1950s. And then came times with the Blue Ridge Quartet, the Rebels, the Oak Ridge Quartet, the Rebels again, and finally, for almost 28 years he sang the lead for the Kingsmen.

John Wallace (Wally) Fowler 1917– 1994), was an American Southern gospel music singer, manager, and music promoter and businessman. He founded the Oak Ridge Quartet, a gospel act that eventually became the Oak Ridge Boys; and popularized all-night gospel sings. An accomplished songwriter in both the country music and gospel fields, Fowler's composition "Wasted Years" became a gospel music standard. He was known as The Man with a Million Friends and Mr. Gospel Music.

Les Beasley, HOF 1997 Manager and Lead singer for Florida Boys, Co-producer of Gospel Singing Jubilee TV show and co designer of Dive Award Statue

George Beverly Shea, affectionately known as "America's Beloved Gospel Singer," turned 104 on Feb. 1, 2013, after decades of singing and songwriting which often accompanied Billy Graham’s Crusades. I have loved this man, his voice, and the old hymns he sang for so many years.

J.D. Sumner 1924-1998, gospel bass singer. He and James Blackwood founded the Gospel Music Association, and was also the inspiration and primary driving force behind the foundation of the National Quartet Convention.