Fairfield Four member passes

Published: 2005-11-28
Nashville gospel group The Fairfield Four lost one of its members, Wilson "lit" Waters Jr. this past Thursday, November 24 to cancer.

He joined the Grammy award winning group in 1982, though the group began in the 1920's. The Fairfield Four gained popularity in the 1940's and 1950's when they had their own morning radio show. At the end of the 50's their brand of gospel began to loose popularity and they disbanded.

They reformed in the 80's and their success continued as they won a Grammy in 1998 for the tune "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" and gained Grammy gold again in 2002 after contributing to the soundtrack for George Clooney's film O Brother Where Art Thou.

Wilson "Lit" Waters Jr. passed away in his Nashville home, he was 74.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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