Other companies like the Stamps-Baxter Publishing Company and the James D. Vaughan Publishing Company would follow the example of Showalter, putting out impressive numbers of soft-cover songbooks in the early years of the 20th century. With the rise of radio, these companies even began to hire gospel quartets in different cities for the purpose of promoting their books. Eventually, some of the most popular songs would make their way into hardback songbooks like the Church Hymnal, which is used by the United Shape Note Singers and Southern Gospel singers in West Georgia.
Statesman souvenir songbook
Bells of Heaven