BONIFAY - The Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday June 27, at Holmes County High School, located at 825 West Highway 90 in Bonifay.


BONIFAY - The Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday June 27, at Holmes County High School, located at 825 West Highway 90 in Bonifay.



Dating back to the early 50’s with promoter J.G. Whitfield, the Southern Gospel Sing has a long of history of success and popularity over its 63 years, becoming known nationally as the “Biggest All Night Sing in the World.”  During its most popular run in the 1970’s and 80’s, the sing would draw as many as 15,000 fans. The sing has experienced many changes over the years, but there are several things that have remained constant, the music, the message, and deep history.  Everyone that attends the sing is sure to have a great time.



This year’s lineup will include Kevin Williams (guitarist for Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band), The Nelons, Amber Nelon Thompson, Four Calvary, New Vision, and The Thompsons.



Kevin Williams is an accomplished musician who is no stranger to southern gospel music. While growing up in Russell Springs, Kentucky, Kevin first picked up a guitar at age 12 and began playing at churches and community events just two years later. His natural ability and hunger to grow as an artist led to countless opportunities to produce, perform and record professionally.



“As a kid, I would sit on the front row at concerts of many of the artists that are now featured on the Gaither Homecoming videos. It has been my honor to play for them and get to know them. I will never forget men like George Younce and Joel Hemphill who offered an encouraging word to a then-hopeful 14-year-old guitar player.” Kevin began touring with the legendary Wendy Bagwell and The Sunliters until 1995, when he produced the group’s last project, “I Feel Like Singing.”



Since then, he has become an integral part of the Gaither Homecoming Tour, and as a studio session player has played on countless recordings. Known and loved around the world not only for his guitar savvy but also his quick wit, Kevin now celebrates more than 2 decades in gospel music, more than 600 recordings and hundreds of live appearances.  This guitar player, band director and “resident smart-alec” for the Gaither Homecoming Tour continues to light up arenas all over the world with his warm spirit, musical expertise and passion for blessing audiences with the gift of laughter.                                     



Kevin and his wife, Kathy, reside in Nashville, Tennessee, with their two daughters Carolina and Olivia.



With numerable awards and accolades including three GRAMMY Nominations, Six Gospel Music Association DOVE Awards and many songs that have soared to the top of national radio charts, The Nelons continue to produce innovative music that embraces their traditional roots, while simultaneously reaching beyond various musical boundaries with an emphasis on introducing songs for the church. 



The Nelons’ have a heavy touring schedule consisting of more than 150 concerts annually that takes their brand of Christian music around the world. They are regulars on the Bill Gaither Homecoming Tour and the famed Gaither Homecoming Video Series.



For (original group member) Kelly Nelon Clark, singing alongside her husband (song-writer and group arranger) Jason Clark, and daughter (vocal power-house), Amber Nelon Thompson this is a full-circle moment as she reflects on the countless nights she shared the stage with her Hall of Fame Father, Rex Nelon.



Amber Nelon Thompson, of The Nelons, is the 2015 Absolutely Gospel Music (AGM) Breakthrough Artist of the Year.



Four Calvary is no stranger to the area as they use their blend of traditional, high energy, "Old Campmeeting Style" four part harmony.



New Vision began at the Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle in Greenhead, FL. They offer a unique blend of harmonies along with live music. The group features Leah Page-Pettis. Leah has filled in for Libbi Stuffle with The Perry's.



The Thompsons consist of two brothers and their families.  The group has a wide variety of sounds from a country flavor to a contemporary Christian praise and worship sound.



Tickets are $10 advance and $13 at the door, ages 6 – 12 are $5 advance and $8 at the door, and



ages 5 and younger free. Free Admission for Veterans. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:



Bonifay: Piggly Wiggly, Crestview: Libby and Friends Gospel Concerts - Gospel Lighthouse Christian Store, Dothan & Enterprise: Dove Christian Supply, Chipley: One South Bank 



For more information, purchase or reserve tickets call (850) 547 – 1356, email four_calvary@yahoo.com, or Facebook: Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing or fourcalvary.