Tramaine Hawkins: Walter Hawkins Wife

July 12, 2010

Did you know that the gospel singer known as Lady Tramaine is actually Tramaine Hawkins the former wife of Walter Hawkins the legendary gospel crooner? Well she is and not only that but the two used to make great music together. You can learn all about Tramaine below which includes pictures and a video of her singing her heart out, it is really good.

Tramaine Hawkin

Tramaine Hawkins is Walter Hawkins wife, well ex-wife actually the two met when she became part of the The Edwin Hawkins Singers Choir’s. Tramaine and Walter have two children one daughter and one son, as well as two grandchildren. Their marriage may not have lasted but the music they made together like in the infamous song Oh Happy Day lives on.

The San Francisco, California born and raised Hawkins created the group The Heavenly Tones with two friends while still in high school. They even recorded a song with Sly & The Family Stone. Their success with the song and singing in venues around San Francisco helped them get recruited right out of high school. However the groups name was changed to Little Sister Band.

Tramaine eventually branched out into a solo career which is when she joined up with her now ex-husband Walter. After leaving that group she hit it big on her own having a very successful gospel career in the 1970’s as well as an equally successful mainstream career, still as a gospel singer though, in the 1980’s. You may have heard of her songs Fall Down, Child of the King and The Morning Time. In the 1990’s she became the first gospel artist to sign with Columbia Records, which is pretty awesome considering the company had never taken on that genre of music before. Hawkins is a part of the Gospel Hall of Fame too, pretty cool huh.

Singing sensation Tramaine Hawkins is gospel legend Walter Hawkins ex-wife. She currently resides in Sacramento, with her husband Tommy Richardson, Jr. The two have been married for 16 years. If you have never heard her sing before I highly recommend checking out the below video, she really does have an amazing voice.

Photos: Bennett

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4 Responses to “Tramaine Hawkins: Walter Hawkins Wife”

  1. 1
    Hazel Says:

    Well, for those of us in the gospel music world…. yes,we knew that Tramaine was the former wife of Bishop Hawkins!

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    Joan Says:

    What an incredible talent..and voice.

  3. 3
    Alvin Says:

    To me, she will forever remain Gospel music’s “It Girl”. Love her!

  4. 4
    Shelley B Says:

    this is my first time here and I just wanted to stop by to say HI