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Vestal Goodman (December 13, 1929 - December 27, 2003)
Vestal Goodman, known by millions as "The Queen of Gospel Music", was reared in the rich Gospel Music tradition around Sand Mountain. She began singing as a child in church in her home state of Alabama. The multi-award winning group performed together until the early 1980's when they disbanded due to health reasons. Vestal and Howard's career was revived in the early 1990's when they began to appear on Bill Gaither's "Homecoming" series of gospel music videos and the subsequent tours that followed. She recorded several solo projects which included duets with the likes of George Jones and Dolly Parton.