Hendersonville, TN (March 18, 2014) -Â The Memorial Celebration of the life of Norman Holland will take place onÂ Monday, April 14, 2014, fromÂ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at Christ Church, 15354 Old Hickory Boulevard, Brentwood, TN 37211.Â The beloved Southern Gospel music executive passed away last week.
His friends from Nashville, his family from Geneva, Alabama, and artists from the music he held so dear, Southern Gospel music, will gather together to celebrate his life and legacy.
Norman began his Gospel music career in radio promotions at the Benson Company in 1980, and through the years became a catalyst in the careers of such legendary artists as the Cathedral Quartet, the Speer Family, the Kingsmen Quartet, J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, Gold City, Jeff and Sheri Easter, and Greater Vision.Â Later, Holland headed the A&R department for Chapel Records (now Spring Hill) where he worked on the Gaither Homecoming Series and helped launch the careers of Brian Free and Assurance and the Martins.
For the past 16 years, Holland served artists as Vice President of A&R at Daywind Records where he built one of the top labels in the genre by guiding the careers of Greater Vision, the Perrys, Legacy Five, the Booth Brothers, Brian Free and Assurance, the Nelons, Karen Peck and New River, the Mark Trammell Quartet, Mark Lowry, Sisters, Barbara Fairchild, and many more.Â In recognition of his tremendous impact on Southern Gospel music during his career, Holland received a lifetime achievement award from the Southern Gospel Music Guild in 2012.