Rodney Griffin

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Rodney Griffin
GenresChristian: Southern Gospel
Years activeyear (year) - Year (Year)
Associated actsThe Galileans
Higher Dedication
The Brashears
Dixie Melody Boys
Greater Vision
 
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Rodney Griffin
GenresChristian: Southern Gospel
Years activeyear (year) - Year (Year)
Associated actsThe Galileans
Higher Dedication
The Brashears
Dixie Melody Boys
Greater Vision

Rodney Griffin is a Southern Gospel singer and songwriter currently performing with Greater Vision. Griffin was named favorite songwriter in the Singing News Fan Awards every year from 1998 to 2011. He was also named Favorite Baritone in 2006. Many of his songs, including My Name is Lazarus (1999) and Just One More Soul (2000), have won Favorite Song.[1]

Early years[edit]

Griffin earned a bachelor's degree from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky in 1988. Until 1990, he worked at a shipyard in Virginia, but always had a desire to sing gospel music. He spent time with an amateur group from Chesapeake, Virginia called The Galileans, but wanted to sing professionally. He joined a professional group called Higher Dedication. When Higher Dedication disbanded, Griffin moved on to an Arkansas-based family singing group called The Brashears,[2] and later joined the Dixie Melody Boys serving as baritone vocalist and bass guitarist from 1991-1993.

Greater Vision[edit]

Griffin joined Greater Vision to replace baritone Mark Trammell, who left the trio in 1993. Besides being a talented singer, Griffin began writing many of Greater Vision's songs including the hits He'd Still Been God, Common Garments, Faces, A Pile of Crowns, Just One More Soul, and My Name is Lazarus. Griffin has also written songs performed by other groups, including Don't Let the Sandals Fool Ya (Triumphant) and Temporary Tomb (Legacy Five).

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