September 26, 2023

The Rising Stars

The Rising Stars originated in the early 1940’s in Eastover, South Carolina by two brothers, Robert and Johnnie Wilson. The group quickly became known as “Those Indian Boys.”  They began recording in 1957 with Robert Wilson writing some of the songs that made them popular! Over time, there was some restructuring, nevertheless, they persevered. Their sound, presentation and dedication to their faith and gospel music provided them much popularity over more than half of a century!

The Rising Stars have toured throughout the South and Northeast and was requested by Congressman James (Jim) Clyburn and his wife Emily Clyburn to present the 6th Congressional District at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference in 2001. The Rising Stars have received many awards and accolades over the years. Some of their most treasured were as follows, Certificate of Recognition from The House of Representatives, The Key to the City of Columbia by Mayor Bob Coble, Proclamation, Certificate of Recognition from Governor Jim Hodges, Proclamation of Appreciation from Richland County in South Carolina, A Letter of Congratulations from the Law Firm of Johnson, Toal, & Battiste, and a collection of gold CDs of their most popular songs by Radio Personality Loretta Coleman. We would like to thank our family, friends, and supporters for the continued love, support, patience and understanding made available to us over the years! We realize that as we travel in and through “This Lonesome Valley”, that at “The Appointed time”, “Dreams Do Come True!”

 --Those Indian Boys