In March of 2009 another change in personnel came to the group. Peg’s sister, Carol Woodard, retired from the road after 26 years of traveling and singing. Carol’s husband retired and Carol wanted to spend time with him and their grandchildren. Sheryl Farris, Peg and Ruben’s youngest daughter, returned to the group to fill Carol’s position.
Peg is one of the first to admit that Southern Gospel Music has grown. “It’s bigger now than it ever has been. There are more people attending the concerts and the concerts are in auditoriums where they were at first only in churches. There are also stronger songs, and the music that enhances those songs has gotten better. There has been a lot of quality added to Gospel Music.”
Since 1954 the quality of The McKameys has always been there.
The harmonies, the songs and the love of the message and for the people it reaches has never wavered.
Fans can feel it emanate from the stage as the group breaks into song, because nothing can take the place of sincerity when it comes to delivering the Gospel to the people.