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    Bill Gaither [Gospel]

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    Genre:Christian
    Rank:107 history »
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    3.8/5 from 4 users
    Albums:4
    Songs:78

    Most Popular Songs (more)

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    213 4.3/5
    Sweet Beulah Land lyrics
    Bill Gaither [Gospel] feat. Squire Parsons
    2
    737 4.4/5
    His Eye Is On The Sparrow lyrics
    Bill Gaither [Gospel] feat. Lynda Randle
    3
    1,283 4.3/5
    He Touched Me lyrics
    Gaither Vocal Band feat. Bill Gaither [Gospel]
    4
    3,239 4.7/5
    Joy Comes In The Morning lyrics
    5
    6,401 5.0/5
    Sweet Beulah Land lyrics
    Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends feat. Bill Gaither [Gospel]
    6
    7,536
    Precious Lord, Take My Hand lyrics
    7
    8,964 4.5/5
    Rock Of Ages lyrics
    8
    9,915 5.0/5
    Thank You lyrics
    Bill Gaither [Gospel] feat. Ray Boltz
    9Why Me lyrics
    Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends feat. Bill Gaither [Gospel]
    10There's Something About That Name lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

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    2,829
    Redeemed [1999]
    2
    4,019
    Bill Gaither Trio & Bluegrass Favorites [2005]
    3
    4.0/5
    Classic Moments From The Bill Gaither Trio, Vol. 2 [2000]
    4
    4.0/5
    Volume 3 [2000]

    Biography

    The pages of history have been written by ordinary people who had something extraordinary to say with their lives. Bill Gaither is just such an individual, an Indiana-born kid with an insatiable love for music who grew to become an industry leader who would change the course of gospel music history through the songs he has written and through his influence as a mentor for other artists.

    An avid fan of gospel quartets throughout his childhood, Bill founded his first group, The Bill Gaither Trio, in 1956, while he was a college student. He began teaching English in 1959 because his musical aspirations couldn't support him full-time, yet. In 1962, Bill did one of the best things he has ever done. He married Gloria Sickal, who became the best writing partner Bill could have found anywhere. The couple spent the first five years of their married life juggling full-time teaching jobs, writing, singing, recording and publishing until music became their full-time career in 1967.

    The collaborations of Bill and Gloria have resulted in more than 700 popular gospel songs, including the hymnal standard "Because He Lives," "The King Is Coming," "Something Beautiful," "He Touched Me," "It Is Finished," "There's Something About That Name," "Let's Just Praise The Lord," and "Loving God, Loving Each Other." Bill and Gloria have collectively won eight Grammy Awards and more than a dozen nominations, and they have received more than two dozen Dove Awards from The Gospel Music Association, earning the title of Gospel Music Association's "Songwriter of the Year" eight times.

    After decades of unprecedented musical successes, Bill and Gloria still operate their business from Bill's hometown of Alexandria, Indiana, and they dwell in the same home in which they raised their family. They live a lifestyle focused on investing their resources into eternal things.

    "Our calling is not just making music, but communicating the reality of Christ. That might mean birthing a song about Him or simply offering a cup of cold water to someone who needs it. Gloria and I have never claimed to have God figured out, but we do know that if He could use two imperfect people like us to communicate His Truth to the world, He can use everyone sitting in the audience, working on our staff or singing with us. If we have done anything right over the years, I hope we have built bridges where people could connect with God and with each other. That is what started us writing and what will keep us going for the rest of our lives."

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