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Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC’s is an American quartet gospel group originating from Tupelo, Mississippi which has been in existence since 1968, but did not start recording until the 1990s. The gospel quartet recognize themselves as the number 1 gospel group in the nation, and includes Lee Williams as lead singer, Al Hollis as guitarist and background vocal, Patrick Hollis as background singer, Leonard Shumpert as second lead vocalist, and new full-time bassist Tommie Harris. Lee Williams was not known as the lead singer of the Spiritual QC’s until 1998

The founder and lead vocalist of the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Joe Ligon (born Willie Joe Ligon) helped bring gospel music up to modern standards. Under Ligon's leadership, the Mighty Clouds of Joy changed the standard gospel lineup from a vocal quartet backed by a sole electric guitar to a full-fledged, R&B-influenced group complete with bass, drums, and keyboards. The resulting sound turned the Mighty Clouds of Joy into the most commercially successful gospel group. Their song "Time" reached the top of the R&B charts in 1974, while their tune "Ride the Mighty High" became a major disco hit. Nominated for numerous Grammy awards, most recently for their 1993 album Power, the group received Grammys for their albums Live & Direct in 1978 and Changing Times the following year.

Throughout the United States, The Jackson Southernaires have become one of America's most outstanding gospel sensations. Frank Crisler formed the group in Jackson, Mississippi in 1940. Early on, the group followed in the footsteps of the famous Mississippi Blind Boys, but before long, they began to walk in their own distinct style, which is still evident today. They were the first gospel group in the state to use the guitar, bass, drum, and keyboard in their stage performance.

The Southernaires are not only performers, but producers as well. They have produced albums by the Sensational Nightingales, J. J. Farley, and the Original Soul Stirrers, The Williams Family, The Truthettes, The D. R. Curry Memorial Choir, The Eveready's, The Angelic Gospel Singers, and The Fantastic Violinaires.

Over the last two or three years, there’s been a huge gospel music industry buzz enveloping the firecracker vocalist known as Lisa Knowles. Her cameo slots on recordings by high-profile gospel acts such as John P. Kee, The Williams Brothers, Earnest Pugh and James Fortune & FIYA have generated praise for her dynamic vocal delivery.  All of the praise and accolades were not in vain because Knowles and her longtime group, The Brown Singers, have leaped onto the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart with their new CD “The Evolution Continues” (One Voice Media). The eleven- track project slid into the #6 position and marks the group’s first chart appearance in its thirty-plus year history.

You heard Tim Rogers when he teamed up with Doug Williams on the hit song “The Love Of Jesus”, taken from the “Duets II” CD by Doug & Melvin Williams. Now you can hear him in full effect, with his own phenomenal young group, The Fellas. These guys bring a fresh, new and anointed sound, not only to the Quartet scene, but to the entire music scene as a whole. They are now deemed “THE NEXT GENERATION OF

QUARTETS”. Coming from the small town of Blytheville, AR, this group of family members (with ages ranging from 21 to 29 years old), have very unique gifts and talents. Tim Rogers is one of the most powerful and anointed Singers/Preachers of our time. This group is destined for “Greatness”. You will hear their uniqueness starting with the first radio single “Happy”, which has that 70’s Motown feel to it. This entire album showcases what Tim Rogers & The Fellas are really all about. Get ready to be blessed, uplifted and refreshed, as you listen to these awesome young men of God.

Otis Clay is one of the premier deep soul and gospel singers working today. His raw, fiery vocals drive an energetic and danceable blend of soul, r&b and blues in the tradition of such deep soul singers as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke.

A master showman, Otis Clay stays in demand for festival and concert appearances in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Noteworthy recent appearances include headlining The 2006 Japan Blues and Soul Festival Tour, headlining the opening night and being Honorary President of The 2006 Blues Passions Festival in Cognac, France a special guest appearance at The Chicago Emmy Awards in Nov., 2006 and the 2007 Chicago Gospel Music Festival.

 
The Williams Singers was organized by Rev. Charles D. Williams; a preacher, quartet singer, songwriter, and musician in Indianapolis.

Seeing that God had richly blessed him with a musically gifted family and his sons were eager to sing like their dad, he organized a singing group; then named the Christian Cavaliers by his sons. The name was later changed to The Williams Family Singers. At first Rev. Williams led a few songs and played the guitar and son Darnell played drums. Darnell later moved to the guitar, older brother Rick played bass and younger brothers Ryan and Dezrale played drums. All the brothers led songs, sang background and played. Though instrumentally gifted, brother Dezmien chose to concentrate solely on his vocals; as he was and still is known for his vocal range.

Then years later seeing their father was getting up in age and had never gotten the chance to record; and also seeing that God had blessed them to start their own recording label (Deznell Music Group); Darnell, Dezmien, and Dezrale decided to record a live tribute album honoring their dad as well as show case some of the songs he'd written for them in earlier years.
 
Gods Posse was founded in 1999 by Evangelist Nelson Larkins. The members of Gods Posse are Minister Ray Burnett, Timothy Henderson, Anthony Sanders, Johnell Atkins, Cedric Montgomery, Edward Fipps, Minister Tommy Washington, and Deoandre Sanders. With God’s help through Evg. Larkins vision & ministry, Gods Posse has been on the move, rounding up souls for the kingdom of Heaven. During this time the group recorded its first single “Better Man”
Through the years personal has evolved, yet Gods Posse as continued to be led and moved by the spirit of the most high. Each present member of Gods Posse has a personal testimony of where The Savior has brought them from. The group has been blessed to record these testimonies on several occasions. Their first live recording was titled live In Chicago. This cd produced songs that were placed in medium rotation within Chicago. Gods Posse begun to travel across the country singing hits such as “Put Your Trust in Jesus” & “Gods Has a Blessing Waiting for You”.
 
The Douglas Singers have been described as one of the most promising female quartet groups of our time their voices transcend the limits of genre, and their passionate vocal techniques turns any song to a masterful composition. Anyone that have seen this groups perform, knows that they have strong convictions about the gospel message they sing about. Their songs are merely the... work ethic of the late beloved, Rev. Nathanial Douglas, Sr. who was the manager of The Douglas Singers before his transition to glory.

They produced their first album in 1977, and after a long hiatus the group released their first cd in July of 2002. In 2004 they released a single entitled “stumbling and falling” and in 2006 God bless them to release their first live cd and dvd compilation entitled “no time to fool around” With God’s favor being upon these young ladies, they are well known throughout the Chicago land area as well as all across the United Stated. They have shared the stage with such gospel greats as, The Queen of Gospel, Albertina Walker, Mr. Willie Wilson, Pastor Donnie Mcclurkin, R. Kelley, Doc Mc Kenzie and the Hi Lites, The Gospel Four, The Canton Spirituals, The Jackson Southernaires, Evelyn Turrentine Agee and the Warriors, The Bolton Brothers, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC's Evang. Dorinda Clark Cole, Ambassador, Dr. Bobby Jones, Chicago's own Mixon Singers, The Inspirational Souls, The Victory Travelers and Pastor Mack Mccullum, just to name a few.

 
The Mixon Singers
 
The Stars of Heaven originated in Chicago, Illinois in 1990 under the leadership of their current manager Sharon Liggins. Being inspired to sing by her mother the late Flora Liggins, Sharon formed a quartet of ladies to minister the gospel in song around the Chicago land area.

In 2005, and 2008 they performed for the 21 and 24 Annual City of Chicago Gospel Musical Festival coordinated by Ms. Pam Morris. In 2010 they would complete a live CD recording titled “I’m Holding On” published by their own publishing company Steaven Publishing. In 2012, they performed for the University of Chicago Folk Festival; they were also blessed to perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that same year.

These ladies have shared the stage with many great artists such as The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Lee Williams and The Spiritual Qc’s, The Boutté Family Sunday Praise, The Soul Stirrers, Jesse Dixon and many others.
 
Isaac Tyrone Sly Lindsey, Sr. is a blessed Christian man who wears many hats. He says that his Grandparents who raised him as their own Son since he was two years old always taught him..."to whom much is given, much is required".

He served as Pastor of the Prayer Center Baptist Church - one Church with two locations in Chicago, Illinois for nearly five years before resigning his Pastoral posts in the BIG city of Chicago to concentrate on helping to care for his Grandfather in his hometown of Lexington, Mississippi. He has been one of the most in demand preachers of our time in recent years booking up to 150 to 200 speaking engagements annually.

Dr. Lindsey has also served in Radio for the past 24 years in a variety of roles 2as General Manager, Sales Manager, Program Director, Host, & Radio Announcer for 93.9FM and AM 1240 – WGRM in Greenwood, Mississippi, and he also served in Management, Sales, and as an on air talent for WXTN-AM 1000 and Hot 102.5 FM in Lexington, Mississippi and as a Radio Broker on Inspiration 1390AM WGRB, WBGX AM 1570 in Chicago.

Dr. Lindsey is also Vice-President & CEO of Gospel Quartets of America, Special Events Director of the Mississippi Delta Youth Foundation, and Producer & Host of the Praise In The House TV & Radio Shows. Because of his popularity, he has become one of the most sought after hosts/emcees of most major events in Mississippi, Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Louisiana, & Florida.

God has also for entrusted Dr. Isaac Lindsey with the gift of music as a Gospel Singer, Composer, Arranger, Recording Artist and Producer with The Windy City SpiritualaireS, The True Believers, and he got his recording career started with Walter Bruce & The Mighty Soul Travelers. He's also worked as a Producer on projects featuring Willie Clayton, Elder Teddy Cross of The Gospel Keynotes, Evangelist Chequita Lumzy of The Lumzy Sisters, Mary Glover, The Victory Travelers, Fantastic Violin Notes, Brown Brothers, Inspirational Souls, Douglas Singers, Heavenly Kings, Sensational Harmoneers, Family Jubilees, Witness For Christ, & many others. He’s also a Gospel Events Promoter with Praise In The House and while in Chicago he worked with New Wave Gospel Productions which produces some of the largest Gospel Music events in the World.
 
Bishop Michael Gardner
 
Minister Tim White