Southern Gospel dramatized?

Southern Gospel dramatized? That’s what you’ll find in this Southwest Florida News-Press article:

…entertainment writer Nicole Hamill gets a surprise visit from her estranged grandfather. Nervous and troubled by the unannounced visit, Nicole struggles to find common ground with the old man she remembers as a stern, aloof figure from her childhood.

But her grandfather starts weaving stories about his short tenure with a high-octane Southern Gospel quartet, and she becomes intrigued in spite of herself.

Evidently Mark McClellan, who wrote the musical, not only managed to base a play on “Southern gospel music made famous by The Statesmen, The Blackwood Brothers, The Stamps, The Blue Ridge Quartet and more,” but he also managed (whether intentionally or not) to pick a famous Southern Gospel last name for his main character.


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