Gospel group organized by Shaun 'Sherrill' Nielsen

Born: September 10, 1942 Montgomery, AL

Died: December 10, 2010 Cullman, AL

Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62861247


The only vocal group Elvis Presley ever called his own was VOICE, which was organized and developed by Sherrill Nielsen.

Sherrill Nielsen was a renowned 50 year veteran in the world of Southern Gospel Music. He wrote: “I first organized the group in the 1970's. Elvis gave us the name VOICE from a Christian periodical he had read. For several years we opened all of Elvis’ concerts. Elvis may have left the building, but his VOICE is still here.”

Summarizing their talent and commitment to excellence; love and appreciation for an audience is an analogy for “The Impossible Dream,” and must be experienced to be understood. On the back of Sherrill's first paycheck Elvis wrote, "God loves you, but He loves you best when you sing." The same could have also been said of VOICE. Sherrill Nielsen, Donnie Sumner and Tim Baty were always dedicated to the golden sounds of what Southern Gospel Music is truly all about. New groups are constantly coming on the scene, but VOICE will always be remembered for providing the old Southern Gospel music; its harmony, message and sound – the timeless classics.

Source: CD Baby artist page


More info:

Interview with Shaun 'Sherrill' Nielsen By: Arjan Deelen Source: Elvis Australia February 1, 2011 - 5:56:00 PM http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/interview_shaunnilson.shtml

Backing Elvis: Donnie Sumner remembers his friend, Sherrill Nielsen December 15, 2010 http://www.examiner.com/article/backing-elvis-donnie-sumner-remembers-his-friend-sherrill-nielsen-part-one

Allmusic credits: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sherrill-nielsen-mn0001778355/credits

Sherrill Nelson http://www.alabamamusicoffice.com/artists-a-z/n/2088-nielsen-sherrill


Listen/Purchase

Amazon: Sherrill Nielsen and Voice

voice albums

Sherrill Nielsen & Voice: Shout Hallelujah
Sherrill Nielsen & Voice: Voice Reunites
Sherrill Nielsen & Voice: Distilled Gospel
Sherrill Nielsen & Voice: Christmas With Voice

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