Monday, February 1, 2010

Shea Turns 101

George Beverly Shea is 101-years-old today. Shea holds the record for singing to the most people in person because he has been a part of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Team for so many years. Here are some other personal facts:

▪ Birthplace - in Winchester, Ontario
▪ Father - Wesleyan Methodist minister
▪ First time to publically sing – in the choir of his father's church
▪ Honors - nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, won a Grammy in 1965, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame by the Gospel Music Association in 1978, inducted into the National Religious Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1996

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