Item description for America The Beautiful: Bill Gaither's Favorite Patriotic Songs by Bill Gaither & Homecoming Friends...
1) God Bless America 2) Battle Hymn Of The Republic 3) Star Spangled Banner 4) America The Beautiful 5) This Land Is Your Land 6) Let Freedom Ring 7) My Country Tis Of Thee 8) God Bless The USA 9) Medley Onward Christian Soldiers 10) Few Good Men 11) I Pledge My Allegiance
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Studio: Spring House / EMI
Record Label Spring House / EMI
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.4" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2004
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
Series Gaither Homecoming
ISBN 0012274356 ISBN13 0617884253325 UPC 617884253325
Availability 0 units.
More About Bill Gaither & Homecoming Friends
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.
Bill Gaither has published or released items in the following series...