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June 12, 2013

Popular group set to return to Thomasville

THOMASVILLE — One of the most popular groups  in the history of the Another Night of Bluegrass Series is set to return Saturday.

The Chuckwagon Gang, in its third generation, will appear at the Thomasville Municipal Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

History’s best-selling gospel quartet, which started in 1936, still features four beautiful voices and a guitar. It posted album sales of more than 39 million for Columbia Records, now known as Sony.

“We sold more than 900 tickets the last time they were here,” said Len Robinson, promoter of the decade-old bluegrass/gospel series. “We had to open the balcony of the auditorium for the first time so we could accommodate everybody.”

More than 30 musicians have been members of The Chuck Wagon Gang. Its current lineup includes Shaye Smith, Julie Hudson, Stan Hill, Jeremy Stephens and Joe Rotton.

The group was formed by D.P. (Dad) Carter, his son Jim (Ernest) and daughters Rose (Lola) and Anna (Effie).

Smith, Hudson, Hill, Stephens and Rotton remain true to the sound “Dad Carter” started. They sing what has come to be known as “grassroots gospel.”

There can't be a Chuck Wagon Gang concert without "The Church In The Wildwood.” "Higher,” "I'll Fly Away,” "Echoes From The Burning Bush,” "Heaven's Really Gonna Shine,” "We Are Climbing,” "I'll Meet You In The Morning,” "Looking For A City” and others in this vein.

Tickets cost $10 and are available at the Visitors Center, 144 E. Jackson St..  They will also available at the door on show night.

 

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