It has been several weeks since the song hall of fame series. This week I wanted to induct Donnie Sumner and Dwayne Friend’s collaboration, “The Night Before Easter”. Penned in the late 1960′s, the song went on to win a dove award for song of the year in 1970.
Many artists have recorded this song over the course of the last 40+ years but there is no more definitive version of this song than Donnie Sumner’s version on the Gaither Homecoming video Joy In The Camp. Here is a YouTube clip of Donnie Sumner performing this week’s inductee in to the Southern Gospel song hall of fame; “The Night Before Easter”. Enjoy!