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Tri-State Hall of Fame Ceremony recognizes Troy Burns, Buddy Burton, more

Written by Staff on August 3, 2020 – 9:52 am -

Tri-State Hall of Fame ceremonies. Photo by Robert York

Family, friends, and guests from all over the southeast, gathered together on August 1, 2020, to be a part of the 16th Annual Tri-State Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Parkway Baptist Temple, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

The Tri-State Hall of Fame was founded by Herb Oliver to recognize people in music for the tri-state region. Will Dickerson, CEO of the Hall of Fame, and Radio Personality Ken Hicks, served as masters of ceremony.
The ceremony opened with a couple of congregation songs, followed by several scrap iron quartets made up of members of the Hall of Fame.
Tri-State Hall of Fame Ceremony recognizes Troy Burns, Buddy Burton, more

Troy Burns inducted into the Tri-State Hall of Fame. Photo by Robert York

The induction ceremony began with the first of the inductees, Troy Burns. He is a former member of the Inspirations, having sung with the quartet for 30 years. Leaving the group, he formed The Troy Burns Family group. During his career, Troy has performed at over 6000 concerts and received numerous awards.

The next inductee, was Buddy Burton, an ordained minister and past member of The Singing Americans, The Statesmen and Masters Five.
Tri-State Hall of Fame Ceremony recognizes Troy Burns, Buddy Burton, more

Buddy Burton inducted into the Tri-State Hall of Fame. Photo by Robert York

Nationally known arranger and pianist, Tommy Fairchild, who sang with the Oak Ridge Boys, was inducted. He also sang with The Blackwood Brothers on their song “Learning To Lean,” which remained on the charts for three record breaking years.

Howard Green was also recognized. He is a master woodworker and manufacturer of the custom Greenfield Violins. As well, Howard sang with a local group out of Atlanta, which appeared on the Mulls TV program and concerts.
“Elvis has left the building,” were the famous words of Ed Hill, who unfortunately passed away July 13, 2020. This gentleman was entered into the Hall of Fame posthumously. Ed sang tenor at age 13 with a group from East Tennessee University. He formed the Prophets Quartet in 1959 and sang for 15 years with them. In 1973, he sang with J.D. Sumner and the Stamps, during which time they did backup singing at Elvis concerts. Ed remained with the Stamps for 25 years.
Several more performers were inducted, including David Maddox, who had longed to sing bass with Willie Wynn and The Tennessee Quartet. David got that opportunity after he had sung with his family for 15 years, along with several other area groups including The Deep South Boys.
Tri-State Hall of Fame Ceremony recognizes Troy Burns, Buddy Burton, more

Peggy Parker inducted into the Tri-State Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of Randy and Sherri Miller

Peggy Parker, who passed away April 13, 2020, was inducted. Her daughter, Sherri Miller, accepted the award. Peggy and her husband formed the Kenny Parker Trio and also traveled with the Rambos from 1969-1971. When she learned of her induction before her death, Peggy began crying with joy. Kenny is also a member of the Tri-State Hall of Fame.

Marlon Pendergrass was raised in Powell, Alabama, and attended the National School of Music and later joined the faculty there. He sang with Cat Freeman and the All-Star Quartet, and later established the Cat Freeman Scholarship Fund. He also promoted gospel concerts in his area.
Tri-State Hall of Fame Ceremony recognizes Troy Burns, Buddy Burton, more

The Greesons. Photo by Robert York

Willie Wynn, known as Little Willie, and commonly known in gospel music as the Man with a Million Friends, was inducted into the HOF. He began singing as a teenager. Jake Hess suggested Willie for the Wally Fowler Quartet which later became the Oak Ridge Boys. Willie sang with them for 15 years. Later, Hovie Lister invited him to sing with The Statesmen and after several albums with that group, Willie formed his own quartet.

Rounding out the awards ceremony, was Charles Yates, who is nationally known from his time singing with the Speer Family. His most requested song was “Palms Of Victory.” In 1959, Charles sang with the Foggy Mountain Boys. He has flown airplanes as a crop duster, and also gyrocopters, and arrived at the ceremony by airplane with some of his friends.
Tri-State Hall of Fame Ceremony recognizes Troy Burns, Buddy Burton, more

Photo by Robert York

Then it was back to scrap iron quartet singing, during which time a special award was presented to the wife of the late Brian Etheridge of the Master Peace Quartet.

Also performing were The Greesons, who are all members of the HOF, and Testimony Quartet.
The evening wasn’t complete until the oldest member of the HOF, 94 year old Ray Branham, was called to the stage to sing. He was given a standing ovation for his upbeat song.
Tri-State Hall of Fame Ceremony recognizes Troy Burns, Buddy Burton, moreThe evening ended with the recognition of the 2019-20 members who have passed away, and everyone singing, “What A Day That Will Be,” and “What A Meeting In The Air.”
What a day and a meeting that will be when we .gather, with all of the music makers who have gone before us, beneath the throne of Jesus Christ, to sing his praise forever.

For more information on the Tri-state Hall of Fame, please contact Will Dickerson at. admin@TriStateGospelMusicHallOfFame.com

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Story by Robert York

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TRI-STATE 2020 GOSPEL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES 

Written by Staff on April 1, 2020 – 6:02 am -

TRI-STATE GOSPEL 2020 HALL OF FAME

Tri-State Gospel Hall of Fame Choir

Will Dickerson, Chairman of Tri-State Gospel Hall of Fame, which represents Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee has announced the 2020 inductees. They are: Troy Burns, Buddy Burton, Tommy Fairchild, Howard Green, Ed Hill, David Maddox, Peggy Parker, Marlon Pendergrass, Willie Wynn and Charles Yates. These folks are recognized, honored and celebrated for their outstanding contributions to gospel music.

Willie Wynn

Willie Wynn

The induction ceremony is August 1 at Park Baptist Church, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, starting at 6:00 pm.

The ceremony is free, but a love offering will be received.
The evening will include the presentation of awards and a lot of gospel singing with the Gospel Hall of Fame Choir.
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Fairchild Music Group Launched

Written by Rhonda on September 8, 2010 – 6:26 pm -

HENDERSONVILLE, TN September 08, 2010 Ron Fairchild, Tommy Fairchild, and Dean Haskins have announced the formation of Fairchild Music Group, a full-service production and recording company located in the beautiful Nashville suburb of Hendersonville.  After several decades of significant musical influence in Gospel and Country Music, the trio reached an agreement to join efforts in a new venture designed to offer world-class music production, mainly to Gospel Music artists, putting in reach, a level of production previously not even within the realm of possibility for many of them.

Ron Fairchild, pianist/arranger for the Oak Ridge Boys for nearly three decades, recently came off the road to offer his producing/engineering expertise to other recording artists, and opened Ron Fairchild Music in Hendersonville.  Having worked closely in the studio with many top musicians and producers, like The Crabb Family and Michael Sykes, Ron is now devoting his efforts to providing artists with the absolute finest in recording engineering and production.  Ron is, and will remain, the heart and soul of Fairchild Music Group.
 
Tommy Fairchild, a Gospel Music legend, spent many years performing and recording with such groups as The Oak Ridge Boys and The Blackwood Brothers before becoming a musical staple in shows on the Branson Strip.  Having recently moved to the Nashville area, Tommy is now lending his arranging and producing talents to artists and groups seeking to hone their performance styles and techniques to the level for which he has been revered for so long.  Fairchild Music Group is proud to have such an indomitable musical force available for our artists, providing his unparalleled expertise in their recordings.
 
Dean Haskins, a veteran composer and arranger, rounds out Fairchild Music Group, providing not only his outstanding musical skills, but also his talents in marketing and promotion.  Whether called upon to lend his ear for producing, or developing marketing concepts and strategies for FMG artists, Haskins is an integral part of everything FMG does.  As the head of marketing, much of FMG’s outreach to Gospel artists and groups will fall squarely into Haskins’ arena. 
 
Ron Fairchild stated, “We are really looking forward to being able to offer a level of musical production many of these deserving artists just had no way of obtaining before.  If an artist or group will just sit down and talk with us, we’re certain that we’ll be able to pleasantly surprise them.  We’ll do everything we can to make a way for them to truly have the finest Nashville production, in a way that they’ll be able to handle financially.”  Of working with the two Fairchilds, Haskins said, “Just being in a room with these men is awe-inspiring.  When one looks at the wealth of musical memories to which they have contributed over the years, it’s just very hard to put that into words.  I am looking forward to all of the new legendary musical moments we’re going to get the opportunity to influence.” 
 
Fairchild Music Group has recently launched its new website: www.fairchildmusicgroup.com.  Designed by Dean Haskins, it contains a wealth of information for potential FMG recording artists.
 
Fairchild Music Group has positioned itself to be the new standard in Gospel Music production, and is committed to producing the very best recording projects for the very best artists and groups in our industry.  Tommy Fairchild added, “We have a limited number of immediate slots available for new projects, and as we continue to expand, we expect to be working with several top-tier, touring acts.  We believe we will be the dominant force in Gospel Music production.”
 
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Fairchild Music Group
361 W. Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 38340
 
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