The Lubbock Texas Quartet and Odis "Pop" Echols: Promoting Southern Gospel Music on the High Plains of Texas
Peoples, Curtis L.
The Center for Texas Music History
Diverse forms of religious music have always been important to the cultural fabric of the Lone Star State. In both black and white communities, gospel music has been an influential genre in which many musicians received some of their earliest musical training. Likewise, many Texans have played a significant role in shaping the national and international gospel music scenes.
Southern Gospel Music, Shape-note instruction method, Echols, Odis "Pop", Texas music