State of Michigan Special Tribute
to Hosea Humphrey
Celebrating Fifty Years
"Gospel Song Roundup"
1958 - 2008
Let it be known that it is with great pride we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of "Gospel Song Roundup," a program that has been cherished not only by the residents of this state, but throughout our nation and across the globe.
It was in 1958 when Hosea Humphrey launched "Gospel Song Roundup," a program which would touch the lives of listeners for a half-century and proudly endures to this day. Mr. Humphrey, through "Gospel Song Roundup," has given the opportunity for the timeless gospel favorites to be enjoyed by families which consist of those who recollect on the music of their past and ones who take in the inspirational melodies for the first time.
We appreciate this day Mr. Humphrey's profound desire to lead his audiences toward a closer relationship with his Savior through country-gospel music and advancing the legacy of gospel classics in an ever changing world.
Acknowledging Mr. Humphrey has advanced his program's availability from the traditional medium of local radio to include newer media through the World Wide Web, "Gospel Song Roundup" has found a welcomed place in the homes of listeners from Michigan, Iowa, Florida, and Pennsylvania to five other continents.
Recognizing his accomplishments, in 1999 the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame inducted Mr. Humphrey into its membership, being the first individual inducted into the Hall under the banner of gospel music. Surely all who know Mr. Humphrey can take pride in their comrade's most laudable achievements and together celebrate this most significant milestone.
In special tribute, therefore, we celebrate the golden anniversary of "Gospel Song Roundup," one of the longest running gospel programs in the United States of America by the same artist and stand in ovation for Hosea Humphrey's headship of the program. May the hand of the divine be with him in his future endeavors.
State Representative, The Eight-Seventh District;
Patricia L. Birkholtz,
State Senator, The Twenty-Fourth District
Jennifer M. Granholm,
The Ninety-Fourth legislature at Lansing
Wednesday, April 9, 2008