Inaugural Class of the KSGSC Hall of Fame

Rex Agers (1985 & 1993 KSGSC President)

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Roger Barrick (1998 & 1999 KSGSC President)

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Bill & Hazel Bryson

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Lyndell Graven (1996 & 1997 KSGSC President)

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P.G. Graves (1974 KSGSC President)

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Buddy Lowe (1965 KSGSC President)

Buddy Lowe started a gospel Quartet in 1957 called the Joymakers. His love for gospel music has over the years touched many hearts and lives.  His contribution to southern gospel music in the region goes far beyond anyone's imagination.  He was influential to the current, modern lineup of the group as he was dating all the way back to the original members in 1957.  He gave many men and women a chance to use their God given talents to bless people as they traveled from place to place sharing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whenever a singer or musician decided it was time to leave the road or "go to the house", as Buddy called it, he would have someone in place in a week or so to continue the music ministry  of the quartet and band.  He was one of the first weekender regional groups that utilized a full live band.  Many former member of the Joymakers have had the privilege of learning music and life in general from Buddy.

Buddy Lowe was and is what the Joymakers stand for today.  His willingness to go above and beyond have been instilled in all of the members that have passed through the Joymakers.  2020 is the 63rd year for the Joymakers and what Buddy started back in 1957 is still continuing today. 

Haskell & Annette McCubbins

"Down through the years, God has been faithful, He's never left us to walk all alone, Crossed rivers and valleys, and even the mountains, God has been faithful, Down through the years"....

For some, these may be lyrics for just another song.  But for one couple, these are the words that God blessed them with along life's journey together, a journey that has lasted over six decades. 

Haskell began singing at a young age with his brothers in a quartet, The McCubbins Brothers Quartet, with one of his brothers playing the guitar.  Eventually, the quartet dissolved with one brother surrending to preach, one entered the military, and one brother passed away after a brief illness. Annette served the Lord in her church and in other churches playing the piano for revivals and Bible Schools.  Haskell and Annette met in church and began dating in 1957.  The couple began to sing together.  They married in January of 1958, and the ministry of The McCubbins Family began.  As Jane Ann, Sherice, and Lucindy were born, they began singing as soon as they could talk. 


Over the years, The McCubbins Family have recorded seven albums, and have written 15 songs.   They have traveled many miles all over Kentucky and many states, led revivals, sung in many state singings, and went wherever the Lord led them.  They have done many benefits for those in need, held offices in the Kentucky State Singing Convention, and hosted a gospel radio program for over twenty years. They hosted Singing Down on the Farm featuring local groups for 12 years.


The McCubbins Family has been blessed with sixty-two years together of faith, music, and love.  Every step of the way, God has been faithful.  He has always provided for them and is still contintuing to do so ... Down through the years.                         

Lynwood Montell (1989 KSGSC President)

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Alan Sullivan (2002 & 2003 KSGSC President)

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Bill Twyman (2000 & 2001 KSGSC President)

William “Bill” Twyman grew up in a musical family on a red-clay dirt farm in Hart County, Kentucky.  After his father, Herbert, showed him a few chords on a guitar, Bill started playing at age 14.  On his 16th birthday, he took to the stage for the first time with the Twyman Family Band playing country music. In 1964, he joined The Four Duces, a small rock band, playing guitar and singing backup.  His gospel music career began in 1967 when he joined the Joymakers as a guitarist and soloist. He continued with the Joymakers until 1984.  

After his time with the Joymakers, he formed the Heartland Quartet in 1984 featuring Johnny Howard as tenor, Doug Roy as lead, JB Root as bass, Brenda Roy as pianist and himself as baritone. Many members have traveled the road with the Heartland Quartet while playing and singing, including his daughter, Kelly Twyman Cruze, son-in-law Dewey and granddaughter Jordan. 


In 1997, Bill organized and was emcee of the Community Gospel Singing. He gathered many musicians, soloists, trios and quartets to share some of the old hymn favorites throughout the state of Kentucky.  He retired the Community Gospel Singing in 2019.


Bill had a 35-year career in education where he was a teacher, principal and superintendent. He served as president of the Kentucky State Singing Convention 2000-2001.