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Genesis: The Origins of a Song: Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown?

This article is reprinted from the July 2023 SEBA Breakdown, written by Lady Outlaw.

The popular old Baptist hymn, Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown?, written in 1897 by Eliza E. Hewitt and set to a melody by John R. Sweney, can be found as No. 787 in the Baptist Sankey hymnal.

It has been recorded numerous times by American country and bluegrass music artists such as George Jones, Ferlin Husky, Alison Krauss, the Cox Family, Reba McEntire, and many others.

The only biblical reference to stars in a crown is found in twelfth chapter verse 1 of

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Loss Of Bluegrass Greats

It is with deep sadness that this week the bluegrass world has lost two of the most influential musicians in the history of the music we love. On June 23, 2023, Jesse L. McReynolds passed from this life and on June 27, 2023, Bobby Osborne also passed from this life. They were two of the most respected musicians … Read more

SEBA’s New Website

Your Website Development Team is working Fast & Furious to bring the new website to you. The big items now are : Working out the Payment process Sanitizing the Membership list (including all the expired Members from back over the years) Other tasks that won’t delay the Launch (but would be real good to have) … Read more

Fred MacIsaac Tribute

Celebration Saturday, May 9, 2009 Author: Tony Salazar (May 2, 2009) Fred MacIsaac played bass for Cedar Hill The SouthEastern Bluegrass Association mourns the loss of one of it’s best as Fred MacIaasc aka Reddy Freddy received his call to glory April 22, 2009. Fred has been with us (SEBA) since the beginning in 1984, … Read more

Tony Ianario

Heartfelt sympathy and condolences Author: SEBA Board of Directors (Mar 9, 2009) SEBA member and luthier, Tony Ianario and his wife Ann were killed in a traffic accident last Friday, March 6, 2009. The Ianarios were active members of SEBA’s Winder Chapter. Heartfelt sympathy and condolences to family and friends.

Congratulations! The Hollonville Opry House

Congratulations! To SEBA Member Organization, The Hollonville Opry House for receiving the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame Organization Award for 2008. Author: SEBA Board of Directors (Dec 17, 2008) Charlotte & Harold Kirkland receive Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame honor on behalf of all staff at Hollonville Opry House. Founded spring of 1991 … Read more

Alex Thomlinson Wins Again!

Third year in a row for the soon-to-be 14 year-old Author: SEBA Board of Directors (Dec 17, 2008) Three time Georgia Beginning Fiddle Champion Alex Thomlinson with Rhonda Vincent Multi-fiddle contest winner & SEBA member Alex Thomlinson wins again! For the third year in a row Thomlinson captured the Georgia State Champion Beginning Fiddler title … Read more

SEBA Member Sponsors Benefit

Bobby Hicks holds annual Swing Concert to benefit the Madison County Arts Council Author: SEBA Board of Directors (Nov 17, 2008) Bobby Hicks sporting SEBA cap and “pick pocket” t-shirt (see what’s available at our new online store.) SEBA member and fiddling legend Bobby Hicks appears in concert with another fiddle legend Buddy Spicher on Saturday … Read more

Jim Miller Becomes First SEBA Silver Anniversary Member

Founder of Bluegrass Sound. Author: SEBA Board of Directors (Oct 18, 2008) Our 1st Silver Anniversary Member Jim MIller of Bluegrass Sound SEBA proudly announces our first Silver Anniversary Member: Jim Miller of Marietta, Georgia. Member since 2002 and founder of SEBA Member Band Bluegrass Sound. Miller started his musical adventure at a flea market … Read more

Blairsville Georgia Wins!

Named First-Ever Bluegrass City of SEBA Author: SEBA Board of Directors (Oct 2, 2008) SEBA VP Tony Salazar presents Blairsville Mayor Jim Conley with “Bluegrass City” plaque SEBA names Blairsville Georgia the first ever official “Bluegrass City” of the SouthEastern Bluegrass Association. SEBA Blairsville 2008 Video (click image to watch) Blairsville’s mayor Jim Conley was … Read more