Item description for Turn Your Radio on: The Stories Behind Gospel Music's All-Time Greatest Songs by Ace Collins...
Overview Fascinating stories provide an inspirational inside look at how the best-loved gospel songs came to be written.
Publishers Description Turn Your Radio On tells the fascinating stories behind gospel music's most unforgettable songs, including 'Amazing Grace, ' 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic, ' 'He Touched Me, ' 'I'll Fly Away, ' 'Were You There?' and many more. These are the songs that have shaped our faith and brought us joy. You'll find out: What famous song traces back to a sailor's desperate prayer, What Bill Gaither tune was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1969 -- and won a Grammy, What song was born during a carriage ride through Washington, D.C., at the onset of the Civil War. Turn Your radio On is an inspiring journey through the songs that are part of the roots of our faith today
Citations And Professional Reviews Turn Your Radio on: The Stories Behind Gospel Music's All-Time Greatest Songs by Ace Collins has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 08/01/1999 page 2006
Ingram Advance - 08/01/1999 page 71
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.535 lbs.
Release Date Aug 2, 1999
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310211530 ISBN13 9780310211532 UPC 025986211530
Availability 0 units.
More About Ace Collins
Citing his Arkansas heritage, Christy Award winning author Ace Collins defines himself as a storyteller. In that capacity, Ace has authored more than seventy books for twenty-five different publishers that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. His catalog includes novels, biographies, and children's works as well as books on history, culture, and faith. He has also been the featured speaker at the National Archives Distinguished Lecture Series, hosted a network television special, and does college basketball play-by-play. Elk Lake Publishing continues to release new episodes of In The President's Service, a groundbreaking series that first hit the market in 2014. In addition to books, Ace has penned more than 2000 magazine features, appeared on every network morning television show, as well as CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and Fox. He also does scores of radio interviews each year. His speaking engagements have taken him from churches and corporations to America's Dog Museum in St. Louis and the National Archives in Washington, DC. Beyond normal writing circles, Ace has penned several production shows. He also speaks regularly to college classes on the art of writing. Ace's hobbies include sports, restoring classic cars and Wurlitzer jukeboxes, and running. He is the play-by-play voice for Ouachita Tiger basketball. Ace is married to the Chair of the Department of Education at Ouachita Baptist University, Dr. Kathy Collins. The couple lives in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and has two sons.
Ace Collins currently resides in Hillsboro, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about Turn Your Radio On?
Turn Your Radio On Sep 16, 2000
This is a great little book. It tells the origins of 65 famous gospel songs as well as inspiring stories about the songwriters. There are no actual music scores or lyrics, but the song titles are all familiar tunes to Christian gospel lovers, young and old. When friends of Albert Burnley would hear his songs on the radio, they would call him and say, "Albert, turn your radio on." Soon, he wrote one of his best loved songs, "Turn Your Radio On"; and hence the title of this collection of stories. If you love gospel music, you will love this book. Stories are told about Andrae Crouch, Dottie Rambo, Bill and Gloria Gaither, George Beverly Shea, Rusty Goodman, just to mention a few. All the great gospel songwriters are here. Order now for youself or as a great gift. Lynn Rouse