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'Blind' Arizona Dranes: Influential Gospel Singer Was Born In Greenville


Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, is researching the story of "Blind" Arizona Dranes, an influential gospel singer of the early 20th Century, who was born in Greenville.  She's credited as an influence on such rock 'n' roll greats as Little Richard and Fats Domino.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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