Carolinas Gospel Music
Hall of Fame
Country Gospel Artist
Born Randy Traywick on May 4, 1959, in Marshville, N.C., Travis grew up on a rural farm and began performing as a child with his brother Ricky as The Traywick Brothers.Blessed with a voice straight from the church altarTravis turned primarily to gospel music around the turn of the century, giving his career an unexpected boost with the release of iconic single “Three Wooden Crosses” in 2002. The song went to No. 1 on the Country and Christian charts and was the 2003 CMA Awards Song of the Year. Travis earned eight Platinum certifications and four Gold records in his career and is one of Country’s top-selling artists. The 56-year-old singer’s public performance career was put on hold in 2013 when Travis, who was then living in Texas, suffered a stroke as a result of a viral infection in his heart. With doctors telling the family that hope was virtually lost, he has fought back harder than ever and is now able to walk. His speech and singing continue to improve with hopes of being back in front of his loyal fans one day soon.
RANDY GREEN SR
Randy Green was born and raised in Texas City, Texas, he sold his livestock and farm IN 2007 and now resides in Ace, Texas. Where he and his wife, Sandra sing as a duet 96+ engagements a year. After his tour in the U.S. Air Force, he was ordained as a minister in 1982 in the Church of Christ, where he served for 25 years as Senior Pastor and Pastoral Counselor, and as an Evangelist and as a Chaplain as well. He also holds lifetime membership in the Texas Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors (TADAC) and Nation Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors (NADAC). He retired from the pulpit and began a new calling in the Christian music world. He has preached in several denominations as guest speaker. He served as Associate Pastor in Ridin’ On Faith Cowboy Church in Goodrich, Texas, where he did 104 engagements per year in the band. He is currently conducting worship services each Sunday at 2 pm in the Chapel at Pine Ridge in Livingston, visiting bedridden and counselling when needed.
Country Gospel Artist
Judy was born, on Sept 24, 1947 in Nolane, West Virginia and raised in Pike County, Kentucky. She was the youngest of 13 children and has been singing since she was big enough to talk. Like Loretta Lynn, she is a coal miner’s daughter, a singer and a songwriter. She wrote and recorded a song called Cinderella Mine, which depicts her life as a coal miner’s daughter. She also wrote and recorded a song about Mingo County, depicting her love for her roots. She wrote and recorded a gospel original "He's the Greatest Story Every Told"
She has sung on The Grand Olé' Opry, throughout Europe and, on the Ralph Emery Show, on TV's NIGHTIME IN NASHVILLE, as well as numerous TV shows around the country. She was a part of the Nashville scene for many years and participated in Fan Fair for 10 years. Judy went home to Jesus March 3, 2021.
She has opened for singers Ronnie McDowell, Patsy Montana, Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Jack Greene, Skeeter Davis, Marty Stewart, Tom Wopat, John Conley, Joe Edwards, Gene Watson and Little Jimmy Dickens
Gospel Artist of (Three Days Journey)
Fredric Dwight Chavis
Born in Red Springs, North Carolina
February 26, 1974 he departed on February 21, 2019
Of the gospel group Three Days Journey out of Robeson County, North Carolina incredible singer song writer. Gone way to soo!!
On February 6, 1989, Jesus Christ became Michael Combs' personal Savior and Michael Combs became a born-again child of God. Jesus put a new song in Michael's heart. What terrific news that is for those of us who love him and enjoy his music. It is this personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ that shines through Michael's testimony, music and personality. His love for Jesus reflects to all, and anybody who meets him can't help but notice that Michael is enjoying every step of his journey with his Savior and Friend.
Michael Combs' style is unique, as is everything else about him.
Rev. Ernest & Barbara Jo Philbeck
Rev. Ernest & Barbara Jo Philbeck from McDowell County North Carolina wrote many songs through the years. They sung at many churches through out the Carolinas and beyond. They traveled to other states like Florida and Georgia to name a few. He played the guitar and sung with his beautiful and talented wife Barbara. They recorded many tapes and were admired by many. We just want to honor these sweet and loving, and talented folks. Because they deserve to be honored for their place in history of spreading the word of God Through song and word. They are now singing in Heaven's Choir!!
Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams (born October 13, 1938 in Durham, North Carolina known professionally as Shirley Caesar, is an American gospel singer, songwriter and recording artist whose career has spanned seven decades. A multi-award-winning artist, with 12 Grammy awards along with Dove Award and Stellar Awards to her credit, she is known as the "First Lady of Gospel Music" and "The Queen of Gospel Music." She began recording at the age of 12 in 1951 on the Federal recording label
The Primitive Quartet
The Primitive Quartet has been traveling and singing gospel music thirty-five years, and we count it a joy and privilege to spread the gospel through song. Our ultimate goal is to see saints blessed and encouraged to have a closer walk with God and to help lead souls to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Our quartet was formed as a result of a fishing trip when we sat around the campfire at night and sang
Charlie Daniels, born as Charles Edward Daniels, is an American musician known for his characteristically southern rock, country and bluegrass music. He not only sings, but also plays various musical instruments like guitar, bass, fiddle and violin. As a child he grew up listening to music that included Pentecostal gospel, local bluegrass, the rhythm & blues and country music.
Charlie in his later years done gospel music and won many Dove Awards for his gospel music.
Luther Barnes is an award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, and choir director. During his long career he has led a number of groups and released more than 30 albums