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Bill Gaither

Bill Gaither, long a fan of gospel music, began to sing and write when he was an English teacher in his home town of Alexandria, Indiana. It wasn’t long until his music began to spread in popularity and he (along with his wife, Gloria) gave his full time to writing and publishing. One of his earliest songs, “He Touched Me” is propbably his best known but has been followed by hundreds more including “Because He Lives” and “The King is Coming”. He has served as a director and an officer of the Gospel Music Association and the membership of the GMA has selected him “Gospel Songwriter of the Year” since 1969.

 

Induction Year

1983

 

Wife

Bill married Gloria Sickal in 1962.

 

Hometown

Alexandria, Indiana

 

Significant Songs

  • “Because He Lives” (songwriter)
  • “There’s Something About That Name” (songwriter)
  • “Let’s Just Praise The Lord” (songwriter)

 

Groups

  • Bill Gaither Trio
  • Gaither Vocal Band

 

Video

The Bill Gaither Trio singing “He Touched Me,” “Something Beautiful,” and “Let’s Just Praise The Lord”, all written by Bill and Gloria Gaither

 

The Gaither Vocal Band singing Bill and Gloria Gaither’s “The King Is Coming”