Predictions for 2061
My siblings recently compiled a list of predictions for 2061—fifty years from now. With their help, I expanded it to include Southern Gospel, and thought it was worth passing along:
- People won’t sing in church. Their phones will do it for them.
- Rodney Griffin will win “Songwriter of the Year” for the 63rd Consecutive Year.
- Rap “music” will have gotten so loud that its enthusiasts will have gone deaf and won’t be able to listen to it anymore.
- Classical music will still be classical music.
- The Great MP3 Virus of 2024 destroys all mp3s; LPs again become the dominant technology.
- The Collingsworth Family launches a side business inspired by Kim Collingsworth’s piano solos: Collingsworth Smoke Detectors
- Caleb Garms will be Male Vocalist of the Year
- All other genres will have completely forgotten how to sing harmony, so all bass singers and soprano singers will automatically be Southern Gospel fans.
- When you need to use a iPhone, you’ll have to go to a museum to find one.
- Martin Cook will still be playing piano for the Inspirations.
Or, perhaps, Southern Gospel will have outlasted everything else, and King David will be leading the multitude which no man can number in an encore of “Boundless Love.”