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George Beverly Shea (1909 - 2013)

George Beverly "Bev" Shea (born February 1, 1909) is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian-born American gospel singer and hymn composer. Shea has often been described as "America's beloved Gospel singer...

1/28/2010 11/26/2014

Stuart Hamblen (1908 - 1989)

Stuart Hamblen (October 20, 1908–March 8, 1989), born Carl Stuart Hamblen, was one of American radio's first singing cowboys in 1926, and later became a Christian songwriter, temperance suppor...

9/2/2014 9/2/2014

Robert Sterling Arnold (1905 - 2003)

Robert Sterling Arnold (January 26, 1905 – February 8, 2003) was a shape note music publisher, singer, composer, and singing school teacher. He was born January 26, 1905 at Coleman in Coleman ...

9/4/2012 9/4/2012

Wendy Bagwell (1925 - 1996)

Wendell Lee "Wendy" Bagwell was the founding member and leader of the Southern gospel music and comedy trio, Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters. Born in Chamblee, Georgia, on May 16, 1925, he joined wit...

9/4/2012 9/4/2012

James Webre Blackwood (1919 - 2002)

James Webre Blackwood (4 August 1919 – 3 February 2002) was an American Gospel singer and one of the founding members of legendary Southern Gospel quartet The Blackwood Brothers. Biography...

2/24/2011 9/4/2012

Jimmie Davis, Governor (1899 - 2000)

Jimmie Davis won his first gubernatorial election in 1944 with the support of reform Governor Jones. Davis at first thought he should avoid mixing his two careers of country music and politics. After a...

12/7/2010 9/4/2012

Danny Gaither (1938 - 2001)

Danny Gaither (November 20, 1938 - April 6, 2001), was a gospel music singer from Alexandria, Indiana and an original member of the world-famous Bill Gaither Trio. As the founding tenor of th...

9/4/2012 9/4/2012

) William (Bill) J. Gaither is an American singer and songwriter of southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music. Besides having written numerous popular Christian songs with his wife, Gloria, he...

9/4/2012 9/4/2012

Gloria Gaither (born March 4, 1942) is a Christian songwriter, author, speaker, editor, and academic. She is the wife of Bill Gaither and also sang in the Bill Gaither Trio, one of the most influenti...

9/4/2012 9/4/2012

Charles "Rusty" Goodman (1933 - 1990)

Charles F. Goodman (September 2, 1933 – November 11, 1990) better known as Rusty Goodman was a singer/Songwriter in the Southern Gospel Music industry that wrote some of histories most prolifi...

9/4/2012 9/4/2012

Howard "Happy" Goodman (1921 - 2002)

The Happy Goodman Family was a Southern Gospel group that was founded in the 1940s by Howard "Happy" Goodman and performed together for several decades. The Happy Goodmans achieved significant popula...

9/4/2012 9/4/2012

Vestal Goodman MP (1929 - 2003)

Vestal Goodman (December 13, 1929 – December 27, 2003) was a singer who performed in the Southern Gospel genre for more than half a century. She is known both as a solo performer and as a foun...

9/4/2012 9/4/2012

Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, media personality and actress, best known for her Christian music. She has been referred to as "The Queen of...

9/4/2012 9/4/2012

Haldor Olsson Lillenas (1885 - 1959)

Haldor Lillenas (19 November 1885 - 18 August 1959) was "one of the most important twentieth-century gospel hymn writers and publishers" and is regarded as "the most influential Wesleyan / Holiness s...

9/3/2012 9/3/2012

Buck Rambo MP

Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States

Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States

Buck Rambo...For over 47 years, Buck has traveled, singing and ministering the Gospel, From Greenland to Vietnam and around the world. His Gospel Music (with a touch of country) has blessed people in c...

9/3/2012 9/3/2012

Reba Rambo McGuire is a Grammy and Dove award-winning Christian singer and songwriter. Biography At the age of 12, Reba started singing with her father and mother, Buck and Dottie Rambo, as t...

9/3/2012 9/3/2012

Dottie Rambo (1934 - 2008)

Dottie Rambo (March 2, 1934 – May 11, 2008) was an American gospel singer and songwriter. She was a Grammy and multiple Dove Award-winning artist. Rambo, along with husband Buck and daughter R...

9/3/2012 9/3/2012

Homer Alvan Rodeheaver (1880 - 1955)

Homer Alvan Rodeheaver (October 4, 1880 – December 18, 1955) was an American evangelist, music director, music publisher, composer of gospel songs, and pioneer in the recording of sacred music...

9/3/2012 9/3/2012

Ira D. Sankey (1840 - 1908)

"The Sweet Singer of Methodism"

In 1979–80, the Gospel Music Association recognized Sankey's prodigious contributions to gospel music by listing him in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. ra David Sankey (August 28, 1840 – A...

9/3/2012 9/3/2012

Ethel Waters MP (1896 - 1977)

Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage a...

3/15/2012 9/3/2012

Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788) was an English leader of the Methodist movement, son of Anglican clergyman and poet Samuel Wesley, the younger brother of Anglican clergyman Joh...

4/9/2009 9/3/2012

Elvis Aron Presley MP 100 (1935 - 1977)

"Big E", "Big El", "Elvis the Pelvis", "The Hillbilly Cat", "The King", "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", "Alan (code name at Graceland)", "The Chief", "Crazy Tiger Man", "Mr. Dynamite", "Memphis Flash", "E.P.", "Tiger (Karate name)", "The Atomic Powered Singer", "Elvis"

Elvis Aaron Presley , in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillbor...

2/25/2007 9/2/2012

Billy Graham MP

Montreat, NC, United States

Montreat, NC, United States

William Franklin "Billy" Graham, Jr. (born November 7, 1918) is an American evangelical Christian evangelist, who rose to celebrity status as his sermons were broadcast on radio and television. Graha...

6/25/2007 9/2/2012

Charles Davis Tillman (1861 - 1943)

Charles Davis Tillman (1861 March 20, Tallassee, Alabama – 1943 September 2, Atlanta, Georgia)—also known as Charlie D. Tillman, Charles Tillman, Charlie Tillman, and C. D. Tillman ...

9/2/2012 9/2/2012

Dolly Rebecca Parton MP

Brentwood, Williamson, Tennessee, United States

Brentwood, Williamson, Tennessee, United States

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music. She is one of the m...

2/22/2011 9/2/2012

Tennessee Ernie Ford MP (1919 - 1991)

Ernest Jennings Ford February 13, 1919-October 17, 1991 Parents: Clarence Ford 1884- and Maud Long 1887- Wives: Betty Heminger d. 1989 Beverly Wood 1921-2001 Children with Betty Heminger:...

1/7/2009 9/2/2012

Johnny Cash MP (1932 - 2003)

"Johnny Cash", "J.R. Cash"

Johnny Cash , born John R. Cash , (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential Ame...

12/25/2007 9/2/2012

Frances J. "Fanny" Crosby MP (1820 - 1915)

From Wikipedia (English) : Frances Jane van Alstyne née Crosby (March 24, 1820 – February 12, 1915), more commonly known as Fanny Crosby, was an American mission worker, poet, lyricist,...

8/31/2009 9/2/2012