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H.Hovie Lister

Hovie Franklin Lister (September 17, 1926 - December 28, 2001)

Biography

Hovie Lister had a long and successful career as a music publisher, record label executive, performer and promoter. He was instrumental in helping to expand Southern Gospel Music and popularize this musical art form around the world.

Hovie attended the Stamps Baxter School Of Music and then went on to perform with the Homeland Harmony Quartet, the LeFevre Trio and the Rangers Quartet. In 1948 he formed the Statesmen Quartet. Under Lister, the Statesmen became one of the dominant forces in Southern Gospel, especially after joining forces with the Blackwood Brothers for concert appearances.

Later in his career, Hovie formed another successful and influential group, the Masters V, after playing piano for the Palmetto State Quartet from 1989-1992. He also became a regular on the Gaither Homecoming Tour with Bill Gaither.

Solo Discography

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1964 1963 Sermon (StatesWood Records/SW-403): An Inspiring Sermon Recorded At The National Quartet Convention 1963.

1965 1964 Sermon (StatesWood Records/SW-408): An Inspiring Sermon Recorded At The National Quartet Convention 1964.

1967 1965 Sermon (Canaan Records CA-4633): An Inspiring Sermon Recorded At The National Quartet Convention 1965.

1967 1966 Sermon (Canaan Records CA-4638): An Inspiring Sermon Recorded At The National Quartet Convention 1966.

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1975 I'm Gonna Keep On! (Heartwarming Records/R 3360): I'm Gonna Keep On; Thanks To Calvary; The Old Gospel Ship; The Wicked Shall Cease Their Troubling; Jesus Is Lord Of All; Jesus, I Heard You Had A Big House; Thanks For Sunshine; It Is Well With My Soul; I'll Fly Away; I Could Never Outlove The Lord. (Re-issued in 1981 as Thanks To Calvary on Skylite SLP-6260).

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1985 The Masters V Present Their Sensational Pianist & Emcee Hovie Lister From The Soul (Skylite Records/SLP 6346): Redemption Draweth Nigh; God Will Provide; Thanks To Calvary; Near To The Heart Of God; My Home; Tenderly; Life Is Worth Living; Cleanse Me; Jesus Fills My Every Need; Something Happened To Daddy.

Awards

GMA Hall Of Fame (1984)
SGMA Hall Of Fame (1997)

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