Singer George Beverly Shea

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A
on January 18, 2013
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What is the latest on George Beverly Shea, the great singer who performed with Billy Graham?
—Jim Pollock, Johnson City, Tenn.

Shea, who turns 104 on Feb. 1, and his wife Karlene live in Montreat, N.C. The native of Ontario, Canada, frequently entertains guests by singing hymns and has a collection of organs that he continues to play. Two years ago, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for his long career, over which he performed hundreds of concerts, recorded a vast collection of songs and participated in Billy Graham’s evangelism crusades as a soloist for more than 60 years.