Roland Dewayne “Rosie” Rozell


Roland Dewayne “Rosie” Rozell

Hardy, Kay County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 28 Feb 1995 (aged 66)
Trussville, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Burial Trussville, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 19616025 View Source
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Rosie Rozell was a tenor singer for several groups, starting with the Tulsa Trumpeters (mid-1950s) and the Statesmen Quartet, starting in 1958. He was inducted into Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

He is renowned for his versions of "Hide Thou Me," "Leave It There," and "Oh What a Savior."

Rosie joined Bill Gaither on many of the Homecoming Videos.

He was also one of the founding members of the Masters V quartet (1980's).

Rosie Rozell became one of the premier tenors in the Southern Gospel Music industry.

After singing with the Tulsa Trumpeteers from the late 1940s through the mid-1950s, he was hired by the Statesmen Quartet in 1958. He quickly emerged as a unique stylist, thrilling audiences with unforgettable performances on songs like "Hide Thou Me," "Leave It There," and "Oh What A Savior."

Over the next decade and a half, he anchored the tenor position and helped keep the quartet at the top of the Southern Gospel Music profession.

In January 1970, Rosie left the Statesmen to form a successful family group--Rosie Rozell And The Searchers. Over the next two decades, he remained one of the most popular personalities in the gospel music industry and, despite poor health, continued to perform with amazing quality and consistency.

He returned briefly to the Statesmen in the mid-1970s and then sang as one of the founding members of the legendary Masters V in the early 1980s. He also sang with the James Blackwood Quartet and the Foggy River Boys.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 19616025
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Roland Dewayne “Rosie” Rozell (29 Aug 1928–28 Feb 1995), Find a Grave Memorial ID 19616025, citing Jefferson Memorial Gardens East, Trussville, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Roger Vick (contributor 46868454) .