Gospel singer Bishop F.C. Barnes dies – Source: Examiner.com


Gospel singer Bishop F. C. Barnes died this morning. Barnes, who was widely known for “Rough Side of the Mountain”, as well as many other hits, was 82.

Barnes began singing in quartets when he was 14 years old. He would later record six albums with Rev. Janice Brown, and “Rough Side of the Mountain” became the most popular. According to Malaco Records, the album of the same title remained #1 on the gospel charts for more than a year, selling over 500,000 copies. A native North Carolinian, Barnes received The North Carolina Folk Heritage Award on September 12th, 2000. (Read more)

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One Response to “Gospel singer Bishop F.C. Barnes dies – Source: Examiner.com”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    BLESSED IS THE RIGHTEOUS! AS I PRAY HE SAFELY MADE IT IN.
    I FOUND THIS INFO. WHEN I WAS LOOKING FOR THE SONG
    ” AT THE CROSS ” I LOVE THE WAY HE SANG IT
    AS WELL AS THE CHOIR.
    MAY, GOD TRULY ENRICH YOUR SPIRITS
    WITH HIS MEMORIES MAY, GOD TRULY BLESS~


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