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By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever
GMF extends its sympathy in the passing of musician/writer/producer, Terrell “Midge” Gatlin, formerly of the Williams Brothers and the Christianaires. Gatlin died in an apparent drowning in Mississippi. As of Wednesday morning, March 16, Pike County authorities were uncertain whether the incident occurred Monday night or Tuesday morning.
In addition to his tenures with the Williams Brothers and Christianaires, Gatlin’s work is featured on projects by the Truthettes, Doug Williams, Willie Neal Johnson and the Gospel Keynotes, the Jackson Southernaires, the Angelic Gospel Singers, and others.
Please join us in prayer for the family and friends during this difficult time.
Libra Nicole Boyd, PhD is a musician, award-winning author, gospel music aficionado, and the founder and editor of Gospel Music Fever™. Her commitment to journalistic integrity includes bringing you reliable gospel music content that uplifts and advances the art form. Libra is presently working on several scholarly projects about gospel music in the media as well as gospel music in social movements.