Predictions for 2061

My siblings recently compiled a list of predictions for 2061β€”fifty years from now. With their help, I expanded it to include Southern Gospel, and thought it was worth passing along:

  1. People won’t sing in church. Their phones will do it for them.
  2. Rodney Griffin will win “Songwriter of the Year” for the 63rd Consecutive Year.
  3. Rap β€œmusic” will have gotten so loud that its enthusiasts will have gone deaf and won’t be able to listen to it anymore.
  4. Classical music will still be classical music.
  5. The Great MP3 Virus of 2024 destroys all mp3s; LPs again become the dominant technology.
  6. The Collingsworth Family launches a side business inspired by Kim Collingsworth’s piano solos: Collingsworth Smoke Detectors
  7. Caleb Garms will be Male Vocalist of the Year
  8. All other genres will have completely forgotten how to sing harmony, so all bass singers and soprano singers will automatically be Southern Gospel fans.
  9. When you need to use a iPhone, you’ll have to go to a museum to find one.
  10. 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.”


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  1. Love it! Made me laugh.

  2. I predict the Dove Bros. will had a string of tenors similar to that of the Florida Boys. Just Kidding, McCray.

  3. So what I’m wondering is, when King David is leading “Boundless Love” will they be singing with EHSS’s version. Can you imagine all those “stomps” and “claps” coming from a numberless throng?

    • An interesting mental picture!

  4. #2 was my immediate favorite!

    • πŸ™‚ I think mine was either #1 or #10.

  5. Mark Blackwood names new tenor, baritone, and bass singer for his group.

    Amber Thompson makes the cover of Singing news with the caption “Queen of Gospel Music”.

    Bill gaither releases new homecoming video entitled “The Second Hundred Years”.

    • Your second one has already been taken.

  6. Had this happened a few weeks ago, I might have said “Somebody’s Coming” by Gold City is released (just kidding). Now I guess I could say Daniel Mount passes on southerngospelblog to Caleb Garm’s wife, Azubah. πŸ™‚

    • Who’s Azubah????

      -Caleb for TGF

      • Caleb,don’t EVER let on that you forget your wife’s name. πŸ˜‰

      • Q-M,

        Ohhhhh, mmyyyyyyy!!! Parents laughing so hard we can hardly contain ourselves…

        -Dad and Mom for TGF

      • πŸ˜€ Caleb, I got your “wife’s” name from your Biblical namesake’s wife’s name.

      • ❗ Ah, I see Q-M had his thinking cap on! I knew I had heard “Azubah” somewhere before, but I couldn’t place it!

  7. #5 makes me sad.

  8. Thanks for predicting that I’d win “Male Vocalist of the Year”…but you never know, Ivan Parker may still be alive and he might still win even when he’s ninety-some or hundred-some years old! 😯

    -Caleb for TGF

    • Well, that is possible, but I think it’s even more of a stretch than the prospect of you winning. πŸ™‚

  9. LOL Martin COok probably will still playing….that made me laugh. Is anyone going to tell him he’s getting old? LOL