The Jackson Southernaires are gospel recording artists from Jackson, Mississippi. Frank Crisler formed the group in 1940. In 1963, the group signed their first recording contract. The Jackson Southernaires have gone on to record twenty top ten gospel albums, of which four have become number one.
In 1979, the Southernaires received a Grammy nomination for Teddy Bear. In 1987-1989, they won awards from the Gospel Music Workshop of America for the Traditional Male Group of the Year. In 1989, they won a Stellar Award for the Traditional Male Group.