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Bluegrass Musician Don Watkins Dies

EASTANOLLEE, GA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Donald H. "Don" Watkins, patriarch of the bluegrass music group, The Watkins Family, died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack during a performance at the True Gospel Community Church in North Carolina.

Watkins and his Wife began performing in the late 1970s and later added their three children Todd, Lorie and Shannon to the group. The group toured throughout the US and Canada and had the distinction of being the first gospel bluegrass act to perform at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

The group released numerous albums but achieved the greatest success with their top five charting hit "Power of the Holy Ghost." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers