Autrey Hayes

Autrey Hayes, a native of Marshall County, Alabama, was noted since his teen age years for an outstanding Bass voice. He began to sing in Southern Gospel Groups, and to be affiliated with the Stamps-Baxter Music Company. He taught music theory, song composition, and voice in various singing schools through out his life. He composed nearly 100 songs, many which were published by Stamps-Baxter Music Company.

His longest association was with the POWELL-HAYES Quartet, featuring Autrey, his son, and Edwin Powell and his wife, Rosa Nell Speer Powell, (of the famous Speer family). A long and lasting friendship developed between them over the years. Autrey keep the group going, and even after the Powells moved to Tennessee.

Later, he sang with the KEYTONE quartet. Autrey was always know for his deep bass voice, and his clear tonal enunciation of his words; something he always stressed to his voice students. Among his students of latter years was James E. Reid, who composed over 150 published songs and was a minister of music in the Southern Baptist Convention in Alabama for nearly 30 years. Another student was Dr. Byron L. Reid, who composed over 200 published songs, and is currently, (2005), a music editor for Leoma Music Company of Leoma, Tennessee. (Dr. Reid has been elected to serve as President of the National Gospel Singing Convention for 2006, which will meet in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. This is the home of the Vaughan Publishing Company and the James D. Vaughan Museum. Also, Dr. Adgar Pace, long time Music Editor of the Vaughan company, was the First President of the National Gospel Singing Convention.)

Autrey Hayes impact on Southern Gospel Music will be around for years to come, and his contribution shall live on through his songs, and through his students.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Autrey — may refer to the following communes in France: * Autrey, Meurthe et Moselle, in Meurthe et Moselle * Autrey, Vosges, in Vosges * Autrey le Vay, in Haute Saône * Autrey lès Cerre, in Haute Saône * Autrey lès Gray, in Haute SaôneIt may also refer… …   Wikipedia

  • Singing school — O, tell me young friends, while the morning s fair and cool,: O where, tell me where, shall I find your singing school.: You ll find it under the tall oak where the leaves do shake and blow,: You ll find a half hundred a singing faw, sol, faw …   Wikipedia

  • Porfirio Díaz — Mori …   Wikipedia Español

  • Liste von Jazzmusikern — Abk. Instrument acc Akkordeon acl Altklarinette afl Altflöte arr Arrangement as Altsaxophon b Bass bar …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Revenu fiscal par ménage en France - Top 10 000 — Projet:Communes de France/Revenu fiscal par ménage en France Top 10 000 Article principal : Revenu fiscal par ménage en France. Le classement 2006 de l Insee indique le revenu fiscal médian par ménage, pour chaque commune de plus de 50… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of poets from the United States — The poets listed below were either born in the United States or else published much of their poetry while living in that country.A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z NOTOC A*Henry Abbey (1842 ndash;1911) *Sam Abrams (born… …   Wikipedia

  • List of schools in Georgia (U.S. state) — Contents 1 Appling County 2 Atkinson County 3 Bacon County 4 …   Wikipedia

  • Happy Holidays (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Happy Holidays Type = Album Artist = Billy Idol Released = October 23, 2006 Recorded = 2006 Genre = Christmas Rock Length = 46:59 Label = Bodog Music Producer = Billy Idol Brian Tichy Reviews = Last album = Devil s… …   Wikipedia

  • Pete Briggs — (1904 ?) was an American jazz bass and tuba player.Briggs was born in Charleston, South Carolina and was related to bandleader Arthur Briggs. He first played professionally in the early 1920s with the Jim Jam Jazzers, and soon after played with… …   Wikipedia

  • Eddie Gibbs — (b. December 25, 1908) is an American jazz banjoist, guitarist, and bassist.Gibbs began his career late in the 1920s, playing with Wilbur Sweatman, Eubie Blake, and Billy Fowler. As a banjoist he was strongly influenced by Elmer Snowden. He… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.