By Staff and Press Reports
Saturday, June 1-Noon at JuneFest
Sunday, June 2- at Enon CP Church
Sunday, June 2- 6 p.m. at Ackerman Baptist Church
Gospel music performer Terry Blackwood will return home to Choctaw County this weekend to perform for the first time.
Terry is the son of Doyle Blackwood, the original co-founder of the famed Blackwood Brother’s Quartet of Choctaw County.
His first performance will be Saturday, June 1 during the county’s annual JuneFest festival. He will perform, as a guest entertainer, at noon at the pavilion on Main Street in downtown Ackerman.
Terry will also sing Sunday morning during the church service at Enon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Ackerman.
His main performance will be Sunday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at Ackerman Baptist Church in the “Ackerman Homecoming for Terry Blackwood” concert.
Terry Blackwood was born in Ackerman, Mississippi, and is the son of Doyle Blackwood, original co-founder of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. Terry’s passion to share the love of God, coupled with his acclaimed musical gift, have taken him around the world singing the Gospel. His distinctive vocal styling has been featured on many contemporary Christian chart-topping singles while associated with two highly acclaimed vocal groups: The Imperials and Andrus, Blackwood & Co.
Terry has been a featured soloist on many of the widely popular Bill Gaither Homecoming videos. Terry is currently singing selected solo dates at churches around the country and with The Imperials around the world and here in the US. Their association with Elvis continues to open many doors for them to sing their gospel songs here in the states and abroad.
Terry and his wife, Tina, make their home in Leipers Fork, Tennessee, and are blessed with three wonderful children: Luke, 15, Jesse, 13, and Leah, 11.
Buddy Smith of Joyful Noise Quartet said, “We decided it was time to bring attention to the contributions The Blackwoods of Choctaw County have made to Gospel music. It is a recognized fact that the name “Blackwood Brothers” is a name synonymous with Gospel music not only throughout the nation but around the world. Since 1934 when the quartet was formed, Mississippians, and particularly those from Ackerman and Choctaw County, have proudly claimed to be the home of the original Blackwood family and quartet.” The music of The Blackwood Brothers Quartet has been heard around the world on radio, recordings, television and in personal appearances. The original members were brothers Doyle Blackwood, James Blackwood, Roy Blackwood and his son, R. W. Blackwood. From “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” show to The Grand Ole Opry, to appearances with Johnny Cash and Billy Graham Crusades, The Blackwood Brothers faithfully proclaimed the Gospel in song.