Steel Magnolias, Grand Ole Gospel Sing celebrates seven years

The Steel Magnolias. Pictured from left are Bekaye Keller, Jerri Graves, Phyllis Scrutchin, Delanie Klug, Patti Seiffert, Debbie Daniel, Darlene Ewell, Margo Gregory, Evelyn Meehan, Becky Lanning and Carma Herndon.

Seven years ago this month, Debbie Daniel was having knee troubles. After having both of them replaced at the same time and “suffering” through rehab with no positive results, her knees had frozen up with scar tissue so quickly that she could not bend her legs at all. Daniel went through another surgery three days before the very first Grand Ole Opry Sing and realized that her dream of standing on the Gospel Sing stage, announcing the christening of a new ministry, was not to be a reality.

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