Village Singers, The


  • From Fredericktown, Missouri.
  • Originally called “The Gospel Tones.” Formed in 1972 by Harold and Kathy Goad.
  • 1985, changed name to the Village Singers.
  • Heavily influenced by the style of the Chuck Wagon Gang.
  • Harold (banjo and guitar) formerly performed regularly at Silver Dollar City in Branson. Wife Kathy plays mandolin. Their son Warren plays guitar and sings bass.
  • Bass player Shirley Vaughn, formerly with a group called Parker Mountain Bluegrass is from Springdale, Arkansas.
  • 1999, released There’s a Great Day Coming album (Pinecastle).
  • 2001, released All Aboard album (Pinecastle).
  • 2010, released He Put the Color in the Rose album (Pinecastle).
  • Harold Goad died, 2018