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WLOSGMH CONVENTION SPEER TRIBUTE IS TUESDAY NIGHT

Written by Staff on March 26, 2018 – 4:41 pm -

SPEER TRIBUTE

SPEER TRIBUTE

We Love Our Southern Gospel Music History, (WLOSGMH) is one of Facebook’s most unique groups. The page features a host of exclusive videos, audio clips, photos, stories and memorabilia being shared on a daily basis. Those exclusive tid-bits are what really allows the group to share the history of southern gospel music came to be one of the most faithful and popular Christian music forms.

In the many years since the Franks Stamps Quartet, there have been some true iconic performing artists. The Blackwood Brothers, Statesmen, Sunshine Boys, Stamps Quartet, Weatherfords, Cathedrals, LeFevres, Sego Brothers and Naomi, Goss Brothers and the list could go on and on.

Yet one family group really stood out for many years as a true leader in the field, The Speer Family. The family had several resurgent periods of popularity that marked gospel music. When the group disbanded in 1998, seventy six years of history were logged in the annals of gospel music.

With the recent deaths of Ben Speer and Rosa Nell Speer Powell, the last original performing family members, there has been a void in gospel music. Yet their impact lives in the lives of those adopted family members who are still singing and ministering.

This year, the WLOSGMH Convention runs March 26 and 27, 2018 to the Murfreesboro, TN Clarion Hotel Ballrooms.

On Tuesday evening the WLOSGMH Convention will feature a special SPEER FAMILY TRIBUTE.  This special tribute to the legendary Speer Family is planned to highlight some history of the legendary family. Some vintage footage of the Speer Family through the years will be shown. Former Speer Family members will grace the stage including Joyce West Black, Ann Downing, Jeanne Johnson, Sue Dodge, Linda Robinson Sholar, Karen Apple Young, and Daryl Williams, They will be singing some of your favorite songs. Doug Young and Gene McDonald will join this all-star lineup of talent to create that unique Speer Family sound. Tom Powell, Rosa Nell Speer Powell’s son, will be conducting a choir featuring many of the great songs written by Dad Speer. Several Speer Family members are expected to be in attendance. You don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime treat!

SPEER TRIBUTE

SPEER TRIBUTE

Convention notes for the two day event. Monday 5:30/Dinner – 6:45/Concert

Tuesday Morning activities, followed by lunch, afternoon activities, you are on your own for supper. Tuesday Evening Concert at 6:00 PM. Daytime activities include funny stories, show and tell, gospel music movies, etc. Times subject to change.

TALENT for the one of a king music history convention includes the who’s who in southern gospel music. Chuck Wagon Gang (Monday night only), Mercy’s Well (Monday night only), Sherman Andrus, Ann Downing, The Sheltons (Monday night only), Jeanne Johnson, Sue Dodge, Charlie Griffin, Michael Stanton, Jordan’s Bridge, Eddie Crook, John Wyrick, Joyce Black West (of the Speer Family), Jonathan Wilburn, Ellen Marsh, Ed Hill, Brad Smith, Donnie Williamson, Songfellows Quartet (Monday night only), Administrators Quartet, The Collectors Quartet, John Crenshaw, Hannah Kennedy, Harold Timmons, Rita Spillers, Bill Kelley, Doug Young, Karen Apple Young and Gene McDonald. (Talent subject to change.)

Speers

Speers

For more information contact Harold Timmons via Facebook with a private Facebook message or email h.t@comcast.net, or call 615-885-8000 and leave a message.

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News From Ben Speer

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on March 23, 2015 – 10:49 pm -

From Ben Speer

Ben Speer

Ben Speer

Recently, I have been told that I am one of the millions who is being afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease. Upon learning this news, Rebekah and I had to decide whether we would keep this a private matter or whether we would make this news known in a public way.

After some consideration we have decided to share this with you. I intend to live the remainder of the years God gives me on this earth doing the things I have always done. I will continue to share life’s journey with my beloved Rebekah and family. I plan to enjoy many more singing schools and singings and stay in touch with my friends and supporters.

Unfortunately, as Alzheimer’s Disease progresses, the family often bears a heavy burden. One my family is all too familiar with. I only wish there was some way I could spare Rebekah and the rest from this painful experience. During this time and those to come, I am confident that with your help they will face it with faith and courage.

Sincerely,
Ben Speer

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This Weekend’s Harmony Road Features Concept Video from Channing Eleton

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 14, 2013 – 3:17 pm -

Harmony Road logo Jan 2013SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN June 14, 2013, This weekend’s Harmony Road features great all time Southern Gospel Classics. Songs include “I’m Getting Ready to Leave This World” from the Dove Brothers Band, “God Walks the Dark Hills” from The Perrys, and “I Never Shall Forget the Day” from the Speers highlight the program. It also features “He Looked Beyond My Fault” from Sisters, and a great concept video from Channing Eleton, “Up on This Ridge” Hosted by Singing News Publisher and Solid Gospel Radio host Les Butler, Harmony Road can be found each Sunday morning at 8 Eastern on TNN, The Nashville Network. Information on TNN and its growing list of affiliates can be found at www.watchtnn.com. Other members of the Harmony Road team include Ball Brothers pianist, Cody McVey, doing interviews and stories “from the road”, as well as Randy Liner, Technical Director and Roger Spears, Producer.

Harmony Road is also found each Saturday evening and Sunday morning on WMJN29 in the Huntsville/Decatur, Alabama area and streamed on the internet at www.wmjn29.com. The program is also shown on Sunday afternoons in the Anniston/Gadsden Alabama area on tv24, and on Charter Cable in Clarksville and Jackson, TN where it’s also available “on demand”. Harmony Road is broadcast Saturday evenings on theWALKtv. Harmony Road has recently been added to the lineup on DTC Communications in Middle Tennessee. More big announcements are coming soon as the program continues to grow. For a list of affiliates and information on streaming, including ROKU, go to www.harmonyroadtv.com .

This week’s program originates from Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse in Monteagle, Tennessee. More information about the Smokehouse can be found at www.thesmokehouse.com.
Other members of the Harmony Road team include Ball Brothers pianist, Cody McVey, doing interviews and stories “from the road”, as well as Randy Liner, Technical Director and Roger Spears, Producer.


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Allison Durham Speer Talks With Rhonda Frye Of SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 29, 2012 – 11:20 am -


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