Opry Dubois Paper July 16 1974
Clymer Watchmen Hit At Opry The Watchmen, Gospel Music's brightest star in the northeast, headquartered in Clymer (Indiana County) Pennsylvania, were a smash hit recently on stage at the famous Grand 'Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. The Opry program in which The Watchmen participated was broadcast "Live" nation-wide on radio out of Nashville. The Watchmen, performing before an audience representing listeners from nearly every state in the Union as well as many foreign countries, received thunderous ovations of applause from the Opry crowd. Stage manager of the Grand Ole Opry, Claude Lawrence, a man who has seen and heard nearly every top "country" and "gospel" music show in the country since joining the Opry staff, commented upon the Watchmen, saying, "These boys are welcome on my stage anytime. They have a fantastic sound and a unique way of communicating with the audience." Another Opry official commented, "I wish The Watchmen were back here every week. It would sure make my job a lot easier." According to John Abraham, manager of the group, The Watchmen will be returning to the Grand 'Ole Opry stage sometime in late summer or early faU. "We were extended an open in. in. vitation to work the Opry program any time we are in Nashville," said Abraham, "but the earliest we can get back down there is September or October,"