Nashboro RecordsOne of the major gospel labels of the 60’s and 70’s was Nashboro Records. The label was formed in 1951 by Ernie Young. As reflected by the name, the label was based in Nashville, Tennessee.

The quartet groups (and quartet style singers) on Nasboro were, for that time, gospel quartet royalty. Many of the artists help shape the ‘new era of quartet gospel’ as the genre was moving from the Golden Era of Quartet Gospel.

Nasboro introduced the world to The Gospel Keynotes, Madame Edna Gallmon Cooke, The Angelic Gospel Singers, The Consolers, Brother Joe May, The Supreme Angels, and so many more. The Brooklyn Allstars, The Fairfield Four, The Bells Of Joy, The Hightower Brothers, Pilgrim Jubilee Singers, and Dorothy Love Coates and the Gospel Harmonettes are just some of the groups that were recorded by Nashboro after having earlier recordings by other labels.

Nashboro’s influence on quartet gospel is immeasurable. The quartet gospel songs that were recorded by this label are still popular today. Many of the recordings have become collectors’ items. In addition, the lasting popularity of the music from Nashboro can be heard often in songs recorded by many of today’s quartet gospel groups.