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This page gives us the opportunity to introduce the chairman of the SC Gospel Music Association Keith Crowe
Keith Crowe

My background in Southern Gospel Music goes back some 48 years when I began my music career by singing in my church choir and in local groups. I also learned to read music during this time. As time went on I became more involved in music both as part of a quartet and directing music in my church. About 9 years ago I became part of a promotion company booking groups in churches and other venues in the Southeast. I have had the opportunity to interview and sing with some of the biggest names in Southern Gospel Music. I currently write a weekly newspaper column entitled "The Southern Gospel Music Corner".


Certainly through my years in music I have had many highlights among them, my interview with Hovie Lister, Buddy Burton, James Blackwood, Bill Shaw and the list goes on. I also value my friendship with Charlie Waller and his allowing me to be a small part of the Grand Ole Gospel Reunion. I could not talk about the high points of my musical career without mentioning my good friends the Trav’lers; Tom, Wayne, Eddie and Joel have played an important part in making my efforts in Southern Gospel Music always worth the effort.


Over the last 3 years or so I have been a part of the South Carolina Shape Note Singing Convention and our local chapter the North Greenville Singing convention. Shape Note singing is a style of singing that goes back many, many years and is the very core of Southern Gospel Music. It is for the above reasons that I have a desire to preserve the heritage of Southern Gospel Music in South Carolina.