Don Light Inducted Into Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame
November 30, 2009 at 9:23 AM (PT)
Manager, talent agent and musician DON LIGHT was recently inducted into the SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME at DOLLYWOOD in PIGEON FORGE, TN. LIGHT began his career as a GRAND OLE OPRY drummer and served as GM for BILLBOARD MAGAZINE in itsNASHVILLE office. He launched DON LIGHT TALENT with the artists HAPPY GOODMAN FAMILY and the OAK RIDGE BOYS in 1965.
LIGHT said: “This induction is important to me in a special way. The part of Christian music I really care about is Southern Gospel - quartet music. You have a great hall of fame. I am honored to be part of it. I want thank the SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION. I may have left gospel music but gospel
music never left me.”
Other 2009 class inductees included artists NEIL ENLOE, ED HILL, HAROLD LANE, BILL LYLES, BILLY TODD, CHARLIE WALLER and Producer/Promoter ELIZABETH "LADY" MULL. Country legend BARBARA MANDRELL received the JAMES D. VAUGHN IMPACT AWARD at the induction as well.
For more information about the SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME, visit www.sgma.org.