The Kentucky State Gospel Singing Convention is one of the oldest southern gospel conventions. The State Singing Convention was organized on April 20, 1946 at a meeting in the armory in Glasgow, KY with the late Rev. John Salmon elected as its first president. It was held September 28th-29th on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY.
The "Big State Sing" has been throughout the entire state down through the years. During its grand history, many of Southern Gospel music's legends have graced the stage of the event, including the late Dottie Rambo. The long running history of the Kentucky State Sing prides itself this year in celebrating 74 years. Many of the nation's singing conventions promote large choirs singing shape note music. However, the Kentucky Convention has always promoted mixed groups, quartets, and trios primarily of the Southern Gospel genre. Several artists from throughout Kentucky and surrounding states are on the performance schedule each year. There is no admission charge to attend the concert(s).