The Mighty Clouds of Joy will celebrate their 50 year Golden Anniversary in Nashville, TN on October 10, 2010 with a concert at Crystal Fountain Church. This milestone is preceded by over 30 albums and multiple chart topping singles that have earned them three Grammy Awards.
The Mighty Clouds Of Joy were founded in the mid-1950s in Los Angeles by teen aged schoolmates Joe Ligon and Johnny Martin. They made their recording debut in 1960 with the song “Steal Away To Jesus.” In the decades that followed, the quartet became true pioneers as the first Gospel group to appear on Soul Train and to tour with major secular artists including, Paul Simon, Marvin Gaye and The Rolling Stones.
The Mighty Clouds Of Joy were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999.
Presented by R&R Productions and J. Bender Entertainment, the 50th Anniversary Concert will be held at Crystal Fountain Church on Sunday on October 10th at 6pm. Other performers include Malaco recording artists The Joy Boyz, The Swanee Trumpeteers, The Gospel Troops, and Broken.