The #1’s is a feature that looks at the #1 chart songs in Singing News history. There was a time in Southern Gospel music (or the music industry in general) when a #1 song would reap significant benefits for the artist. Such is not the case in 2013.
In the history of their recording career, the Dixie Melody Boys have scored only one #1 song. That song was “Antioch Church Choir”; a song that tells the story of uncle Jesse who only wanted to sing in the church choir. This is a signature song for the Dixie Melody Boys who would record it on several other occasions in the 1990’s and 2000’s. The group still uses the song as a regular part of their concert appearances today.
The song spent one month at #1 in September 1982. The song happened to be the title track of the group’s 1982 album, Antioch Church Choir (Uncle Jesse). Here is a YouTube clip I found of the Dixie Melody Boys recorded at the time of the original recording (circa 1982) performing “Antioch Church Choir”. Enjoy!