Southern Gospel’s HOVIE WALKER, went to meet his Saviour he sang so well about in the early morning hours of March 24, 2017 with his wife and two daughters at his side.
Hovie was one of the greatest Bass singers to ever approach a microphone reaching lower notes than most any Bass singer today. He sang with such groups as the Thrasher Brothers, Willie Wynn and the Tennesseans, the Statesmen, Leon Russell. After a time of reflection and returning to his calling, Hovie joined Jim Murray, Sherman Andrus, and Terry Blackwood and put together the Classic Voices or former “Imperials”. Lastly he sang with his wife, Sondra. Not only could Hovie sing great, but he could deliver a sermon with the best of them. Hovie was born to be in Gospel Music. He was named after Gospel Great Hovie Lister and was recently inducted into the Tri-State Gospel Music Hall of Fame.