After over 50 years of touring and singing gospel music, The McKameys of Clinton, Tennessee, are retiring in November.
Central Baptist Church in Dunn will be one of the group’s final stops Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. The concert also will include a local favorite, Butler, Hughes & Hayes.
The McKameys have brought us songs like “God on the Mountain,” “Do You Know How It Feels,” “There Is Jesus” and many more. They have had 24 No. 1 singles and in 1999 were honored by their record label, Horizon, for having the most No. 1 hits in the history of southern gospel music.
The group has been awarded several different Singing News Fan Awards through the years with member Peg Bean being named Favorite Female Vocalist seven times. However, their fans say they believe the singers really are sincere about the message they present.
“It’s the joy of the Lord and the strong message in the songs they hear,” Peg Bean says. “We try to have fresh songs and new encounters with the Lord so we can pass them along to those in need of it.”
Butler, Hughes & Hayes has been singing together since 2006 starting out of Central Baptist Church. Doors have opened for them to sing in numerous churches, concerts and festivals singing with many of their heroes including sharing the stage with Bill Gaither and performances at the National Quartet Convention. Their latest recording, “Adopted,” features songs written by group members as well as reinventions of gospel classics. Radio singles, “Jesus Is Better” and “Adopted” both charted nationally.
General admission tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Artist Circle tickets (closer to the front) are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at iTickets.com, by phone at 1-800-965-9324, or at Central Baptist Church at 6050 Plain View Highway, Dunn.