ADA — Blackwood Gospel Quartet will perform Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Pontotoc County Agri-Plex.

Blackwood Brothers Quartet was formed in 1934 in the hills of Mississippi. Roy, Doyle, James and Roy’s oldest son, R.W. Blackwood were the original members. The group sang in churches, on the radio, and in schoolhouses all around Mississippi. Since that early formation, the group has won countless awards, sang thousands of concerts and appeared on television shows.

The group is now based in Knoxville, Tenn. They still sing the traditional close harmony quartet style music the Blackwoods are famous for.

Cecil Blackwood died Nov. 13, 2000. After Cecil’s passing, James Blackwood, who was at the time the only living original member of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet, decided to retire the name Blackwood Brothers. In February 2002, James passed away.

Mark Blackwood now continues the legacy of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet through the Blackwood Gospel Quartet.Mark Blackwood started singing when he was 9-years-old with the Blackwood Little Brothers. Mark is the son of the late Cecil Blackwood, who was the baritone for the group for 46 years. Mark traveled with his dad in the Blackwood Brothers Quartet for many years. Mark is the grandson of Roy Blackwood and the great nephew of James and Doyle Blackwood. Other members of the group include Bryan Hutson, Brad Smith and Paul Lancaster .

This Week's Circulars