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J.G. Whitfield

J.G. Whitfield has been active in gospel music for forty years beginning with singing conventions. He began his singing career in 1944. In 1947 he organized and managed the Gospel Melody Quartet which became known as The Florida Boys. After leaving the Florida Boys Quartet, he formed the Dixie Echoes in 1962. He began his career as a promoter in Pensacola, Florida. He promoted his first gospel concert in Carnegie Hall in 1963 and became one of the largest promoters in the country. He is responsible for promoting most of the concerts in the Southeast. He is the founder of the Singing News. He is Chairman of the Board of Skylite Talent Agency. He is a disc jockey on three radio stations in the Pensacola area. He has the No. 1 rated gospel show in Escambia County. In 1969 and 1970 he received the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award for “Best Gospel Disc Jockey”. He is a Charter member of the Gospel Music Association, served on the original Board of Directors, and served on Board of Directors as the Promoter Representative.

 

Induction Year

1990

 

GMA Involvement

He was a founding member and has served on the Board of Directors.

 

Groups

The Florida Boys, Dixie Echos

 

Voice Part

Bass

 

Publication

The Singing News Magazine

 

Video

The Dixie Echos singing “Give Up”