The name of Naomi & The Segos is synonymous with Gospel Music and Christian Entertainment.
Originally starting out singing as The Harmony Kings, James, W.R. and Lamar Sego soon changed the name of the group to the Sego Brothers Quartet. Success followed and they began appearing on WMAZ-TV in Macon, GA in the late 50's. One afternoon, one of the group members fell ill and could not make the show that day, so James asked his wife Naomi if she would fill in on the show. That live TV show was the catalyst for Naomi to be officially brought into the group and become officially known as the Sego Brothers and Naomi. Their first album had the song titled "Is My Lord Satisfied With Me" and because of that song, the project sold over 300,000 copies in the first few weeks. Touring appearances soon followed and in 1962, the Sego Brothers and Naomi recorded another album featuring the song "Sorry, I Never Knew You", which became the first million selling gospel song in music history to that point. Appearances on the Grand Old Opry, and television appearances on the hugely popular syndicated "Gospel Singing Jubilee" TV show further cemented the Sego Brothers and Naomi's legacy in Gospel Music.
Lamar Sego left the group and returned to Macon, Georgia and formed the group called the Lamar Sego Family, and W.R. Sego retired from the road, leaving James and Naomi to continue the group. After James passed away in 1979, Naomi fought the odds and continued the group and re-married in 1983 to Vernon Reader. In the mid 80's the decision was made to officially change the name of the group to Naomi & The Segos.
Vernon passed away in 1998 and Naomi continued on with tenor singer William Pippin and baritone Scott Spangler. William left the group in 2000 and later died in 2007. Scott left the group in 2003, but rejoined in May of 2008.
Naomi & The Segos have come full-circle now with the re-joining of Scott in May of 2008 and also former tenor singer Jerry Gill, who left the group in 1980, but re-joined the group July 2008. With the combination of Naomi as the anchor, Jerry singing the tenor and Scott singing baritone and handling the emcee duties on-stage, people all across the United States and Canada are commenting on how this combination sounds exactly like the Sego Brothers and Naomi of yesteryear, and the group is seeing an increased popularity. The group is becoming more in demand on the concert circuit again, and are booked on several major upcoming Gospel Music events.
Naomi was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame (www.sgma.org) in 2001, and her late husband James was posthumously inducted in 2007, making them only one of 3 husband-wife combinations in the history of Southern Gospel Music.
Now in her 51st year of full-time ministry and Christian entertainment, Naomi & The Segos shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Naomi & The Segos are exclusively represented by the Beckie Simmons Agency of Nashville, Tennessee. To schedule this legendary group for your concert or church service, call 615-595-7500, of visit the Beckie Simmons Agency online at www.bsaworld.com
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