In the early 1920’s a small group of music lovers gathered in a Benson tobacco warehouse to begin a tradition.
Little did they know, 96 years later, Benson’s annual State Singing Convention would remain — becoming a destination for gospel music fans across North Carolina and the nation.
The three-day convention was held this weekend. On Sunday the Walters Family was named the Grand Champions of the 2016 State Annual Singing Convention. They are pictured with their trophy.
Front from left: Benson Sing Vice President Norman Dunn, Robbie Walter, Laura Walters, Sarah Walters, Shelby Walters, Kathryn Walters and President Danny Holland. (In back) Jerry Burton. Courtesy The Daily Record