Early detours led Rodney Griffin on road to SGMA Hall of Fame
By John Herndon, KentuckySings.com
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. – Once he tells his story, it’s hard to miss the irony of where the detours along career paths have led Rodney Griffin on his way to a place in the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame.
“I was trying to get into med school,” Griffin says, remembering his days as a student at Berea College. “As I got into my studies, I saw that my grades were not going to be the straight A’s that are required to get into medical school. Those people were brilliant that I was in class with. “I thought I had better find something else because that is just not my thing.”
Rodney Griffin draws a laugh during his remarks at Gerald Wolfe’s induction into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame on Sept. 24. From left are Donna Wolfe, Gerald Wolfe; Joseph Habedank, Griffin, Scott Fowler of Legacy Five (behind Griffin) and Jon Epley.
Somerset native reflects on career, explains one of newest songs
By John Herndon, Kentucky Sings.com
It was fitting that Rodney Griffin was chosen as one of the speakers during the portion of the ceremony when Gerald Wolfe was officially inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame last week.
And it wasn’t surprising that Griffin punctuated his talk with some tears as he talked about his friend, mentor and, yes, boss with Greater Vision for the last 26 years.
“I cry very easily,” Griffin smiled as we talked shortly after the ceremony at the National Quartet Convention. “I always have, especially when I am talking about something so dear to me as a friendship. Gerald and his family were standing right there behind me, so it got to me and I got emotional.” Continue reading “A talk with Greater Vision’s Rodney Griffin”→