About George Younce
George Wilson Younce from North Carolina is known as an American bass singer at Southern Gospel Quartet, most importantly The Cathedrals.
George became one of the most influential gospel singers in Southern states in the twentieth century. He was compared with Dotti Rambo.
From quite an early age, George was a natural on stage with his performances. He served in the military as a paratrooper for three years. At the end of his career, after retirement, he performed with Old Friends Quartet. He seemed to make frequent appearances at the Bill Gaither Homecoming Concerts.
George Younce Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What was George Younce’s net worth?
George Younce was very active and influential in his career but maintained a low-key lifestyle. His earnings or assets are not mentioned to the media but some sources mentioned his net worth was somewhere around $300 million at the time of his death.
How much did George Younce earn per year?
The salary or spending habits of George Younce has not been mentioned yet to the media.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall was George Younce?
The height or any physical attributes of George Younce has not been mentioned yet to the media.
How old was George Younce?
George Younce was from Patterson, North Carolina. He was born on February 22, 1930, and on April 11, 2005, at the age of 75 at Akron City Hospital in Ohio, he died of heart disease and kidney failure.
Childhood And Education
George Younce was the youngest sibling among Ruby Ham, Ray Younce, Bridge Younce, and Tom Younce. He mentioned his father's influence on his career.
The family shifted to Lenoir, North Carolina. At 15, he fell in love with Southern Gospel music. He started by joining the first quartet, the 'Spiritualaires', and later with age shifted to the bass portion.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who was George Younce’s partner?
George and Clara Younce got married on April 27, 1955, and their marital relationship lasted for nearly five decades till his death. George and Clara Younce had five children together, George Lane, Tara Younce Aidala, Dana Lynn Younce Wills, Lisa Younce, and Gina Younce Eroskey.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
George Younce made his appearance on the 'Gaither Homecoming Tour' which was at Radio City Music Hall. He staged a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
George made an appearance at the famous 'Billy Graham Crusades' which was in Cleveland and Nashville. He was also present at 'Rex Humbard Hour', 'Bill Gaither Homecoming Hour', 'Prime Time Country', as well as 'Gospel Singing Jubilee'.
Other than that, George was present on 'NBC's Today Show', along with 'The Nashville Network', and 'The Statler Brothers Show'.
What awards did George Younce win?
In 1998 George Younce was nominated for the SGMA Hall Of Fame. In 1999 he won the GMA Hall Of Fame. In 1999 and 2000, for the two consecutive years, he became the Favorite Male Singer and in between 1981-1999 he was chosen as the Favorite Bass Singer.
Other Interesting George Younce Facts And Trivia
- Some of George's solo performances include, 'I Believe, Out Front' (Landmark Records), 'Poetic Reflections', 'Day By Day' (Cathedral Records), 'That Says It All', and 'A Tribute To George Younce' (Gaither Music Group).
- George Younce was nominated for Dove Awards for two solo projects in 1998.
- George Younce worked with some renowned groups, Homeland Harmony Quartet, The Weatherfords, and Florida Boys. He started performing with them all over North Carolina and later in 1963 founded the Cathedral Quartet with Danny Koker, Bobby Clark, and Glen Payne.
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