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

Charles F. "Rusty" Goodman 1933 -1990 Songwriter and Performer. Sang with The Happy Goodman's.

I LOVE southern gospel music!! And The Whisnants, they are the best of the best! :)

Vestal Goodman - The Queen of Southern Gospel music!

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George Younce, 1930-2005 - died at age 75. One of the great bass singers. Southern gospel lost another great singer.

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years. She has won numerous awards and her achievements in the rock music genre have led many to call her the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll".[1][2] Turner started out her music career with husband Ike Turner as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.[3] Success followed with a string of hits including "River Deep, Mountain High" and the 1971 hit "Proud Mary". With the pub...

Love Janet Paschal...my FAV Southern Gospel singer!!!! I love all her songs...and I try to sing them all!!! lol!!!

Loved listening to these sounds growing up! This features two of the best singers in southern gospel music ever(Vestal Goodman and Johnny Cook)!

When veteran singers and songwriters Bill and Gloria Gaither began the groundbreaking Homecoming Friends series of videos and album in 1991 they quickly became the catalyst for taking a regional form of gospel - the harmony group sound of Southern gospel - and expanding its audience to first a national and then international sales phenomenon, nationally and internationally.

Vestal Goodman

I love Mahalia Jackson's gospel music

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Although known for her soul recordings and referred to as the Queen of Soul, Franklin is also adept at jazz, blues, R, gospel music, and rock. Rolling Stone magazine ranked her atop its "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" list,[1] as well as the ninth greatest artist of all time.[2] She has won 18 Grammys and received two honorary Grammys. She has 20 No.1 singles on the Billboard R Singles Chart an

Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.[1] She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on subsequent jazz vocalists.