Gospel event planned at Jeff Davis
A benefit gospel concert will be held Jan. 12, 2006, at Jefferson Davis Community College to benefit hurricane victims of 2005.
The Blackwood Gospel Quartet from Sevierville, Tenn., and the Chuck Wagon Gang of Nashville, Tenn., will be featured. Singing will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets will be a donation of $15 or $18 at the door.
All proceeds go to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
Accounts are open at BankTrust of Brewton and First Progressive Bank of Brewton, for donations and tickets. Tickets are also available at the It Is Written Bible Bookstore in Brewton Heights Shopping Center, Escambia County Bank in Flomaton, Flomaton Flower Shop, Atmore News and Gospel Lighthouse Bible Bookstore in Atmore.
For more information, contact Carolyn Lambeth at 296-5470, Mary Buesing at 296-0296 or Lou Lambeth at 296-1040.
The Blackwood family has been in the music business since 1899 with the Blackwood String Band.
In 1934 the original Blackwood Brothers Quartet went on the radio and family members have been singing ever since.
They have sold 40 million albums, won eight Grammy Awards, 27 Dove Awards and five All American Music Awards.
The Chuck Wagon Gang has sold more than 39 million recordings since their first in 1936.
The group recorded for Columbia Records for decades and at one time was the company's second best selling artist.
They recorded “I'll Fly Away” in 1947 and it has been recorded over 1,000 times and today is one of the most requested songs in the group's repertoire.
The great granddaughter of the original group's founder, D.P. Carter, and alumnus from the 60s and 70s is carrying on family tradition.