The “Sound of Tennessee” barbershop choir sang to a packed house on Sunday night at the Hullander Farm in Apison.
The choir is one of 30 that will compete in international completion this summer. The group is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The choir is directed by Chad and Brandon Guyton from Cleveland.
The group has several men from Knoxville, North Georgia and Chattanooga. Ages range between 11 and 80. The group is a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Organizer Bill Hullander recognized retired Hamilton County Commissioner Curtis Adams who hasn’t missed but two or three of the Red Back Hymnal singings since they were started nearly four years ago. The Red Back Hymnal singings are held the third Sunday night of the month at the Hullander Farm in Apison.
The world famous Chuck Wagon Gang Will be the special guest in October. Mr. Hullander said he and his wife Linda started the singings to help preserve the old fashion hymns. Jack Clark and Sue Gray are the pianists.
The singings are always free but love offerings are taken to help cover costs.