Clara Ward (April 21, 1924 – January 16, 1973) was an American gospel artist
who achieved great artistic and commercial success in the 1940s and 1950s, as
leader of The Famous Ward Singers. .....
Most notably she was the first gospel artist to achieve mainstream popularity. ....
Tharpe was "the first nationally known gospel singer; first gospel singer to record
Sep 30, 2015 ... #Clara Ward is known for being the lead singer of “Clara and The #Ward Singers.
... The Ward Singers began touring nationally in 1943, following a memorable ...
Clara Ward was the first gospel singer to sing with a 100-piece ...
As a songwriter she has had over 150 of her songs recorded. ... They were in
great demand throughout the South for their soul-stirring gospel performances.
..... cut tragically short by tuberculosis, Rodgers became the first nationally known
The Cross Quartet began singing together in the Spring of 1993 and the quartet
... the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, singing gospel music to a sold-
out ... attracted the attention of nationally known promoters and a record company
... Their first nationwide release, "Sweet Heaven Awaits", went to #47 on the
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Sacred Harp. ... the first record company in the South, and makes the first known
Southern Gospel recordings. They are .... First National Quartet Convention.
Her stunningly powerful contralto voice led to her being called gospel's greatest
singer. In 1954, she hosted the first nationally broadcast gospel radio show and ...
The Fairfield Four was first organized as an a cappella gospel trio of young
African ... Green joined the group and it became a quartet, with four-part harmony
singing. ... a decade, and the members became nationally known gospel
Sep 22, 2010 ... As a teenager, Lucy Smith Collier, known as "Little Lucy Smith," ... keyboard and
talent as a singer and composer led to gospel fame, first in the 1950s ... church to
become a nationally known gospel pianist and composer, died ...
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