Chuck Wagon Gang at the Blue Gate Theatre

The Chuck Wagon Gang is a Country gospel musical group, formed in 1935 by D.P. Carter and son Jim and daughters Rose and Anna. The group got their first radio break as sponsored singers for Bewley Flour in 1936.

In today’s Chuck Wagon Gang, Smith and Smakula are joined by sonorous soprano Melissa Kemper, and longtime tenor Stan Hill, who remembers lying in bed as a child, listening to Chuck Wagon Gang records while he was supposed to be sleeping. Hill was far from the only musically inclined child to draw inspiration from the Gang.