Nashville, TN (September 25, 2018) – The legacy of Tracy Stuffle, longtime member of The Perrys, was celebrated today when he was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held this afternoon at the National Quartet Convention, an annual event at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Tracy Stuffle joined The Perrys in 1985 and sang with them until his death in February 2018. His wife, Libbi Perry Stuffle, and son, Jared Stuffle, continue to travel, along with Troy Peach and Andrew Goldman, and they know Tracy would have been honored by this induction.
Landon Beene, co-owner and CEO of StowTown Records, along with business partner Wayne Haun, longtime personal family friend and Perrys producer, were present to represent StowTown Records and share in this momentous occasion. Wayne comments “Tracy was not only a gifted bass singer and performer, he was hilarious, caring and truly called to his life on stage. He wouldn’t have wanted all of this attention, but he certainly deserves it. I’m so glad the SGMA saw fit to honor his life and legacy in this manner.”
Speaking on behalf of The Perrys, Troy Peach shares, “We couldn’t be more touched about Tracy’s induction into the SGMA Hall of Fame. This tribute to our legendary bass singer means the world Libbi, Jared, and all of The Perrys. As Tracy would say, ‘There’s another whosoever out there; let’s go find them.’”
The Perrys have just released their newest DVD, Testament, which includes Tracy’s final National Quartet Convention performance from 2017. A bonus concept video of their newest single, “It Carried Him,” is on this DVD. When it released via YouTube one week ago, it quickly garnered thousands of views, making it one of the most successful concept videos released by The Perrys. It is distributed worldwide exclusively by Sony/Provident.