One of the most respected gospel and Christian music performer around the world, Bill Gaither has captivated millions of hearts with his magical music and riveting live performances. The highly celebrated musician is considered to be a key factor in reviving the southern gospel music scene during the nineties with his famous Gaither Homecoming series. The Grammy Award winning artist has sold millions of records and continues to produce chart breaking albums. This season, Bill will be performing live once again around the US at major concert venues such as Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena, Duluth’s Gwinnett Center, Southaven’s Landers Center, Evansville’s Ford Center and the Lakeland Center.
Artist: Bill Gaither
Genre: Contemporary Christian, Southern Gospel
Hit Songs: God Is Good All The Time, I Believe in a Hill, I Bowed On My Knees, Satisfied
Born in 1936, Bill became an English teacher after graduating from Anderson College. In 1967, he became a full time musician and released his breakthrough single ‘He Touched Me’. He continued performing with the 1950’s band, Bill Gaither Trio that originally consisted of his siblings Mary Ann and Danny. In 1981, Bill formed another group, The New Gaither Vocal Band, with the musicians Lee Young, Gary McSpadden and Steve Green. The band saw numerous lineup changes over the years and later evolved to become the Gaither Vocal Band. Initially established to produce contemporary Christian music, the band became popular for its southern gospel works.
Gaither Vocal Band
In 1990’s, Gaither Vocal Band resurged the interest in gospel music with its Gaither Homecoming videos that featured several gospel legends and upcoming artist. The videos not only helped to launch the career of later gospel sensations but also reinvigorated the careers of previous legends before Bill. Since its formation, the band has released over thirty albums out of which nineteen have been chart breakers. The group has received numerous accolades over the years including sixteen Dove Awards and two Grammys. Their most recent studio album ‘Pure & Simple’ was released to critical appraise in 2012.
Bill’s famous Gaither Homecoming series comprises of a concert tours, music recordings and videos. To date, more than thirty music recordings and over sixty videos have been produced under the popular series. The Homecoming series concerts have attracted millions of fans over the years, outselling annual tours of Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John.
Bill won his first GMA Dove Award in 1969 for ‘Songwriter of the Year’. In 1973, he bagged his first Grammy along with the Bill Gaither Trio for ‘Let’s Just Praise The Lord’. Since then, Bill has won six Grammys as well as thirty Dove Awards in categories including ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Inspirational Album of the Year’, ‘Best Southern Gospel Album’, ‘Mixed Group of the Year’ and ‘Southern Gospel Song of the Year’.
The Live Experience
Bill’s live performances continue to enthrall and fascinate thousands every year. His charismatic aura and inspirational music takes the viewers on an uplifting spiritual journey. The Bill Gaither tickets are always a catch for any southern gospel or Christian music fan. The artist will once again embrace the stage to deliver an electrifying and powerful live performance as he tours around the US. So make sure to indulge in this elevating musical journey and enjoy a memorable experience with your loved ones.