March 23, 2022

Gospel Music FanFair Welcomes Barbara Fairchild

Gospel Music FanFair welcomes Country & Gospel Music Artist Barbara Fairchild, at The Center for Rural Development, Somerset KY.

Barbara Fairchild has been singing since she was 5 years old. The phrase “To see her is to love her,” is really true of Barbara. Her sincere love for people and her vibrant personality makes everyone around her feel good. One of the most important things she does with her voice these days happens at 10:00 A.M. Sunday Mornings from mid-April until mid-December. That’s her Sunday Morning Worship Service which first began in Branson in 1992. Along with her husband, Roy Morris they’ve inspired hundreds of visitors from across the United States who have attended the service and testify to the life changing affect Barbara and Roy have had on their lives. The special “Tribute To Veterans” service held during the Veteran’s Homecoming Week in November always has the largest attendance of the year. Veterans affectionately gave her a name that she treasures, “The Veteran’s Sweetheart.” Roy and Barbara share a strong love and commitment to work tirelessly for veteran’s causes and passionately state their feelings, “We owe it to our Veterans to honor them and let them know we haven’t forgotten the sacrifices they made. We have to pass this knowledge on to our younger generations. Our heritage is a sacred gift that must be cared for or it will be lost.”

Barbara has been an important member of the Branson community since 1992 when she moved here to perform in the Mel Tillis Show. In 1993, she started producing and performing in her own show. Her love for entertaining people has not diminished and she had a plan for something that became a reality, the “Barbara Fairchild Diner.” Customers enjoyed the great food and Barbara’s hands on involvement in her diner for three years. 

In 2012, Barbara moved her show to the Golden Corral Showroom and in 2015 she and Roy began performing a 2 hour Dinner Show Tuesday Friday at 5:00 PM……..featuring a ‘Sit Down’ plated dinner served at your seat. You don’t want to miss out on Barbara’s new Dinner Show.  It’s schedule allows you to get to your next show in plenty of time.

Barbara’s had many exciting accomplishments in her Country Music Career and from her involvement in Gospel Music. She’s been nominated twice for the prestigious Grammy Award, one for her #1 Country Record, “The Teddy Bear Song,” and “Lullabye For Teddy” in the Children’s Music Category. She has appeared on many television shows and specials including “A Country Music Family Reunion” that currently appears on RFD-TV Network.

Since 1991 Barbara has been recognized in the southern gospel music field with songs such as “Could You Walk A Mile,” “Turn Right And Go Straight” from her debut album, “The Light.” She then became part of the group, “Heirloom along with Candy Hemphill Christmas and Tanya Goodman Sykes. The groups beautiful voices were critical acclaimed in such albums as “Apples Of Gold,” and Uncommon Love.” Barbara realized a long time dream along with two of her best friends in country music August 12, 2003 when Sharon White, Connie Smith and Barbara joined Sharon’s husband, Ricky Skaggs who produced their album, “Love Never Fail.” “It doesn’t get any better than that for me,” says Barbara.

‘Everything I do revolves around my belief in God. Even though I was raised in church throughout my childhood, a relationship with Jesus Christ became very personal to me one Sunday morning in August of 1971. "On my knees in a church in Nashville, Tennessee Jesus Christ invaded my life." That's the best way I can describe that encounter. I was pursuing a country music career at the time and continued on that road for several years. God allowed me to run that track for a time, but he had some things in mind for me that I would never have dreamed of.

When I became a Christian I couldn't stop talking about Jesus. I talked to everyone who would listen and lots of folks who wouldn't. I heard someone say once, "Baby Christians will make some messes, but I'd rather have a nursery than a graveyard." I've learned a lot about sharing Christ with others since those early days. You don't have to steam roll people to share the love of God with them. Without a doubt they will feel that love if you extend it to them because God won't let it come back empty handed.”

18th Annual Gospel Music FanFair,  May 9 - 14, 2022 Center For Rural Development,  2292 U.S. Hwy 27,  Somerset, Kentucky 42501

Six days and nights of live Gospel music, fellowship, and family fun! 

 Morning Worship, Artist Showcases, Meet & Greets, Matinees  and  Evening Concerts.

For more information visit  or call 205-662-4826