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Bill Gaither

by Kim Jones

Bill Gaither's résumé reads like a novel. There was the founding of his first group, the Bill Gaither Trio, in 1956, while Bill was a college student. There was his first job as a high school English teacher in 1959. There was marriage to teaching colleague, (who eventually his songwriting partner), Gloria Sickal, in 1962. And there were the years of juggling teaching, writing, singing, recording and publishing, before the music demanded the couple's full-time attention in 1967.

Later came the publishing of more than 600 songs including hymnal standards like "Because He Lives," "The King Is Coming" and "Something Beautiful," recording of more than 100 albums; winning five Grammy Awards plus more than two dozen Dove Awards and nominations and earning the title of Gospel Music Association's "Songwriter of the Year" eight times. Bill and Gloria were also named ASCAP's Christian Songwriters of the Century.

Let's not forget the videos that document the musical homecomings of the legends of southern gospel; the following of 75 million viewers who watch The Gaither Gospel Hour and the Gaither Family Music Hour on TV or the founding of Gaither Music Company, which includes a record company, concert booking, television production, copyright management, retail store, recording studio and telemarketing department.

Within all of this, you will find a man dedicated to the success of others. Just ask Mark Lowry, Carman, Jonathan Pierce and the others who received career boosts while traveling with the Gaithers. Says Gaither; "I truly enjoy helping other people win."

Bill Gaither Discography

  1. 1960s Happiness
  2. 1970s At Home In Indiana
  3. 1970s The King Is Coming
  4. 1970s Sings Warm
  5. 1970s Allelujah: Praise Continues
  6. 1970s The Early Works
  7. 1972 Live (2 LPs)
  8. 1972 Christmas...Back Home In Indiana
  9. 1972 My Faith Still Holds
  10. 1973 Especially For Children Of All Ages
  11. 1973 Let's Just Praise The Lord
  12. 1974 Something Beautiful...An Evening With The Bill Gaither Trio (2 LPs)
  13. 1974 Because He Lives
  14. 1974 Thanks For Sunshine
  15. 1975 I Am A Promise
  16. 1975 Jesus, We Just Want To Thank You
  17. 1976 Praise
  18. 1977 My Heart Can Sing - The Inspiring Songs of Stuart Hamblen
  19. 1977 Moments For Forever (2 LPs)
  20. 1978 Pilgrim's Progress
  21. 1978 The Very Best Of The Very Best
  22. 1979 We Are Persuaded
  23. 1979 He Touched Me
  24. 1980 The Very Best Of The Very Best...For Kids
  25. 1981 The New Gaither Vocal Band
  26. 1981 Bless The Lord Who Reigns In Beauty
  27. 1982 He Started The Whole World Singing
  28. 1983 Passin' The Faith Along
  29. 1983 Fully Alive
  30. 1984 New Point Of View
  31. 1984 Ten New Songs With Kids...For Kids About Life
  32. 1985 Then He Said Sing
  33. 1986 One X 1
  34. 1987 Welcome Back Home
  35. 1988 Wings
  36. 1989 The Best From The Beginning
  37. 1990 Hymn Classics
  38. 1990 A Few Good Men
  39. 1991 Homecoming
  40. 1992 Best Of The Gaithers...Live!
  41. 1992 A Praise Gathering
  42. 1993 Old Friends
  43. 1993 Turn Your Radio On
  44. 1993 Old Friends
  45. 1993 Southern Classics
  46. 1993 Peace Of The Rock
  47. 1994 Testify
  48. 1994 I Bowed On My Knees
  49. 1994 King Is Coming
  50. 1994 Oh Happy Day Vol. 1 & 2
  51. 1994 Precious Memories
  52. 1995 Reunion
  53. 1995 Reunion Precious Memories
  54. 1995 Can't Stop Talking About Him (hits collection)
  55. 1996 Our Recollections
  56. 1996 Southern Classics: Volume 2
  57. 1997 Back Home In Indiana
  58. 1997 Lovin' God & Lovin' Each Other
  59. 1997 Joy To The World: Gaither Gospel Series
  60. 1998 Still The Greatest Story Ever Told
  61. 1995 Holy Grounds
  62. 1998 Kennedy Center Homecoming
  63. 1998 Atlanta Homecoming
  64. 1998 All Day Singin' at the Dome
  65. 1998 Marching To Zion
  66. 1998 Rivers of Joy
  67. 1998 Singin' with the Saints
  68. 1999 Singin' in My Soul
  69. 1999 So Glad!
  70. 1999 Mountain Homecoming
  71. 1999 I'll Meet You on the Mountain
  72. 1999 Sweet, Sweet Spirit
  73. 1999 God Is Good
  74. 2000 I Do Believe
  75. 2000 Bill Gaither Trio, Vol. 1
  76. 2000 Bill Gaither Trio, Vol. 2
  77. 2000 Bill Gaither Trio, Vol. 3
  78. 2000 Bill Gaither Trio, Vol. 4
  79. 2000 Good News
  80. 2000 Memphis Homecoming
  81. 2000 Oh, My Glory!
  82. 2000 Because He Lives
  83. 2000 Harmony in the Heartland
  84. 2000 Irish Homecoming
  85. 2000 Christmas in the Country
  86. 2000 Whispering Hope
  87. 2001 What a Time!
  88. 2001 London Homecoming
  89. 2001 Christmas... A Time for Joy
  90. 2001 A Billy Graham Music Homecoming, Vol. 1
  91. 2001 A Billy Graham Music Homecoming, Vol. 2
  92. 2002 Freedom Band
  93. 2002 I'll Fly Away
  94. 2002 New Orleans Homecoming
  95. 2002 God Bless America
  96. 2002 Let Freedom Ring
  97. 2002 Everything Good
  98. 2003 A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming Vol.2
  99. 2003 Australian Homecoming
  100. 2003 Red Rocks Homecoming
  101. 2003 Rocky Mountain Homecoming
  102. 2003 a cappella
  103. 2003 Going Home
  104. 2003 Heaven
  105. 2003 A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming Vol.1
  106. 2004 Build a Bridge
  107. 2004 We Will Stand
  108. 2004 America The Beautiful: Bill Gaither's Favorite Patriotic Songs
  109. 2004 A Tribute To Howard & Vestal Goodman
  110. 2004 A Tribute to Jake Hess
  111. 2004 He Started the Whole World Singing
  112. 2004 Journey to the Sky
  113. 2004 Passin' the Faith Along
  114. 2004 Best Of The Gaither Vocal Band (hits collection with new cuts)
  115. 2005 Bill Gaither (self-titled solo project)
  116. 2005 Church In The Wildwood: Cherished Hymns
  117. 2005 Hymns
  118. 2005 Israel Homecoming
  119. 2005 Jerusalem Homecoming
  120. 2005 A Tribute to George Younce
  121. 2005 The Best of Guy Penrod
  122. 2005 Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
  123. 2006 Canadian Homecoming
  124. 2006 Gaither Homecoming Tour: Live from Toronto
  125. 2006 Bill Gaither Remembers Homecoming Heroes
  126. 2006 Bill Gaither Remembers Old Friends
  127. 2006 The Best of Anthony Burger
  128. 2006 The Best of Jessy Dixon
  129. 2006 The Best of Jeff and Sheri Easter
  130. 2006 Gaither Vocal Band: Give It Away
  131. 2006 Christmas in South Africa
  132. 2006 Homecoming Christmas from South Africa
  133. 2006 Give It Away
  134. 2007 Together (with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)
  135. 2007 Love can Turn the World
  136. 2007 Amazing Grace
  137. 2007 How Great Thou Art
  138. 2008 Lovin' Life
  139. 2008 Christmas Gaither Vocal Band Style
  140. 2008 Rock of Ages
  141. 2008 Homecoming Picnic
  142. 2008 Homecoming by the Campfire
  143. 2008 Country Bluegrass Homecoming Vol. 1
  144. 2008 Country Bluegrass Homecoming Vol. 2
  145. 2009 Gaither Vocal Band: Reunion Vol. 1
  146. 2009 Gaither Vocal Band: Reunion Vol. 2

Learn more about Bill Gaither by visiting his web site.


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