Presenting Southern Gospel
Apropos of our 20 vs. 2000 discussion last week—though submitted prior to that post—a reader poses the following question: If you were given the opportunity to send five Southern Gospel groups to represent the genre at a “Celebrate American Culture” event—with an audience made up of a Who’s Who of American society (former Presidents and first ladies, members of Congress, corporate CEOs, the nation’s best known pastors, Hollywood moguls, military brass etc.)—who would these five groups be?
The reader poses an even more intriguing follow-up: Suppose this same Kennedy Center audience was at Freedom Hall as part of the NQC audience. Would their impression of Southern Gospel be the same as if they only saw those five groups?
Naturally, we can’t run every column idea submitted, but this question is certainly intriguing enough to pass along.