On Center Stage
The Chuck Wagon Gang
By Jimmy Reno
Over the past 85 years, the Chuck Wagon Gang has been a name thatâ€™s synonymous with gospel music.
The quartet was created by David P. Carter in 1935, just after the great depression ended. The groupâ€™s first radio break came after landing a spot as sponsored singers for Bewleyâ€™s Flour in 1936.
The â€œGangâ€ was signed to Columbia Records and remained with the company for 29 years. At one point in time, the group was the top group Columbia had with over 39 million in record sales.
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