Southern Gospel Hymnody
(I've just begun working on this page and it has a long way to go. Please check back regularly for more complete information and links. -- DL, 3/12/2002)
'Southern Gospel' is a term referring to a style of music most closely associated with collections of gospel hymns published by the Stamps/Baxter Publishing Co. and the 'quartet' singing style of such professional groups as:
Artilces on Gospel Music in Academic Journals (arranged by year)
The Rise of Southern Gospel Music, Church History , Vol. 67, no 4 (D 1998),James R. Goff, p. 722-744.
Is Not This the Land of Beulah?. The Search for the Holy Spirit in American Gospel Hymns, Review and Expositor, Vol. 94 (Winter 1997), Esther Rothenbusch, p. 53-77.
Country Music and White Soul. The Gospel According to Hank Williams, Other Side , Vol. 32 (Mr-Ap 1996), Tex Sample, p. 48-50.
Praising God in Opryland, Reformed Journal , Vol. 39 (November 1989), Quentin J. Schultze ; William D. Romanowski, p. 10-14
Some Interesting Sites
Singers Glen, VA (the "birthplace" of Southern gospel music)
Gospel Music (Article on 'Gospel Music' from the Handbook of Texas Online. Here, 'Gospel Music' is defined strictly in the 'Southern Gospel' tradition.)
GaitherNet (Bill and Gloria Gaither's Website)
Singing News (Online Magazine for Southern Gospel Music)
The Birth of Contemporary Christian Music (a kind of 'timeline' for gospel music and 'Contemporary Christian' music)