Gospel

Charles Hodges and his brothers were regular session players in Memphis.  Charles was among the early keyboardist for Willie Mitchell's band, which was the cornerstone for the Hi Records rhythm section.  Charles can be heard on an amazing 26 gold records in a row, beginning with Al Green in the...
Vasti Jackson is a fifth-generation music maker in his family! He started on drums and then switched to guitar which he began playing professionally by the time he was 12 years old. In 1978, at the age of 18, Vasti began working for Malaco Records as a studio musician playing on countless sessions...
Joey Kibble is the second tenor for the singing group Take 6.  He joined the group in 1991, following his brother Mark, who was a founding member.  During their career the group has sold millions of recordings and has won countless awards including ten Grammy Awards.  The group has been active in...
Mark Kibble is the first tenor for the singing group Take 6, which he formed along with Claude McKnight, in 1980.  Mark has played an important role in the development of the group’s sound not only as a vocalist but as an arranger.  During their career the group has sold millions of recordings and...
Jerry Mannery enjoyed writing poems and was encouraged by a college professor to set his words to music. When one of his songs was performed by the legacy choir director, Frank Williams, Jerry felt a calling to write gospel music. In 1985, Jerry oversaw the Gospel Division at Malaco Records and...
Claude McKnight formed an a cappella quartet on the campus of Oakwood College in 1980.  The group signed with Warner Brothers Records seven years later and has since sold millions of recordings and won countless awards including ten Grammy Awards.  The group has been active in music advocacy...
Michael Puryear is the president of Final Four Music in Nashville, a music publisher that has worked with Amy Grant, The Oak Ridge Boys and Vince Gill, among many others.  Michael’s career has covered many aspects of the music industry including being a songwriter himself.  In fact, since his...
Wolf Stephenson met Tommy Couch (the founder of Malaco Records) while the two studied pharmacy in college. They began booking musical acts for their college parties and soon expanded to events and night clubs in and around Oxford, Mississippi. In 1963, Wolf met Rick Hall (the founder of Fame...
John Styll formed the Contemporary Christian Music magazine in 1978 as the leading voice in the new era of church music was being established. After selling the publication 20 years later, he became president of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) where he played an important role in the growth and...
David Thomas is the second tenor for the singing group Take 6.  He joined the group only five years after they were formed and soon became an important element in their unique sound.  During their career the group has sold millions of recordings and has won countless awards including ten Grammy...

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