Dave and Darlene Gourley photograph
Dave and Darlene Gourley

A Houston couple will be among inductees in the George D. Hay Society of West Plains.

David and Darlene Gourley are included in the 16th hall of honor induction that is planned for 5 p.m. at the Star Theatre in Willow Springs.

The Gourleys have performed gospel music around the world and are well-known throughout southern Missouri.

Hay got the inspiration for the Grand Ole Opry after three musicians played in 1919 in Old Town, Mo.

Other inductees are George Mason, Harrison, Ark., a world-renown fiddler player who plays for the Amanda Cook bluegrass band; and Gordan McCann, Springfield, who has a deep knowledge of music in the Ozarks.

Other awards also will be presented. Eric Lewis and the New Kentucky Colonels will perform a pre-show.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

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  1. Dave and Darlene have been a part of our lives here in Idaho for many years. What a great honor! Very deserving.

  2. Dave and Darlene blessed us many times with their music and friendship when they came down under to Tasamania, Australia. We remember well Dave’s “Jesus Loves Me” around the world – always brought joy into the church, along with Darlene joining him in singing their much loved songs.

  3. Congratulations to you both, Dave and Darlene. Thank you for your service to our Lord these many years. Many Souls won to the Kingdom through your ministry. There is no doubt a crown in heaven for you both. Much love my friends ❤️❤️

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