What Are Some Southern Gospel Groups?

What Are Some Southern Gospel Groups?

Some southern gospel music groups are Greater Vision, The Hoppers, Booth Brothers, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and Gaither Vocal Band. These are among the top Southern Gospel groups according to About.com as of 2015. The American Gospel Music Directory maintains a current list of gospel groups and their locations.

Greater Vision is an all-male trio that has been together since 1990. They average 200 performances per year and have released more than 30 albums.

The Hoppers have been around since 1957 when the five Hopper brothers began singing together. Originally called The Hopper Brothers, the name was changed to The Hoppers when the first brother married Connie after she joined the group. Three brothers are still in the group, joined by two wives, Connie and Kim.

The Booth Brothers began as a father/sons group in 1990. The father retired from the group in 1998, and they recruited a new singer, Jim Brady. The trio has been together ever since.

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound is an all-male quartet known as Ambassadors of Joy in Europe. The group was formed in 2003 and performs around the world.

The Gaither Vocal Band began as the Bill Gaither Trio. Before a Trio concert, Gaither was warming up around a piano with three other men and decided at the last minute to have all five -- the singing quartet and pianist -- perform the concert. The group has been the Gaither Vocal Band since.

Other top gospel groups include Karen Peck and New River, The Ball Brothers, The Collingsworth Family, The Freemans and The Kingsmen.