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Bill Gaither [Gospel]

Genre:Gospel, Christian
Rank:399
Albums:4
Songs:120

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1Sweet Beulah Land lyrics
Bill Gaither [Gospel] feat. Squire Parsons
2More Of You lyrics
Bill Gaither [Gospel]
3His Eye Is On The Sparrow lyrics
Bill Gaither [Gospel] feat. Lynda Randle
4Joy Comes In The Morning lyrics
Bill Gaither [Gospel]
5Satisfied lyrics
Gaither Vocal Band feat. Michael English, Mark Lowry and Bill Gaither [Gospel]
6It Is Well with My Soul lyrics
Bill Gaither [Gospel] feat. Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends
7There's Something About That Name lyrics
Bill Gaither [Gospel] feat. Gaither Vocal Band
8Precious Lord, Take My Hand lyrics
Bill Gaither [Gospel]
9Love Can Turn the World lyrics
Bill Gaither [Gospel] feat. Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends and Gaither Vocal Band
10I'd Rather Have Jesus lyrics
Bill Gaither [Gospel] feat. Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends and Crabb Family

Most Popular Albums (more)

1Classic Moments From The Bill Gaither Trio, Vol. 2
Bill Gaither [Gospel]
2Redeemed
Bill Gaither [Gospel]
3Bill Gaither Trio & Bluegrass Favorites
Bill Gaither [Gospel]
4Volume 3
Bill Gaither [Gospel]

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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