Blackwood Brothers:  80 years of presenting the Gospel in song

By John Crenshaw
Used By Permission of Singing News, a flagship publication of Salem Communications, Inc.

Keeping a Gospel quartet together for five years is impressive. Keeping a Gospel quartet on the road for 25 years is an outstanding accomplishment. Keeping a tradition of Gospel excellence alive for 80 years? Unheard of! However, this year The Blackwood Brothers celebrate 80 years of bringing the message of the gospel in song.

The history of The Blackwood Brothers begins in 1934 in Choctaw County, Mississippi. Brothers James, Doyle, and Roy Blackwood, along with