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Bill Gaither

Host: Dr. James Dobson

November 10, 2021

Music. It's an art form and an instrument of expression that has been used throughout the ages to release praise, share deep emotions, and heal the soul. It affects everyone differently but is consistently influential. On today's special program, Dr. James Dobson visits with gospel music legend Bill Gaither about what inspired him to write over 700 worship songs, including "Because He Lives," "The King Is Coming," and "He Touched Me."

Meet the Guest


Bill Gaither

Bill Gaither has been a singer and songwriter of Southern gospel and contemporary Christian music since the mid-1960s. He is best known for performing as part of the Bill Gaither Trio and the Gaither Vocal Band. The musical collaborations of Bill and his wife, Gloria, have resulted in more than 700 popular gospel songs, including the hymnal standards "Because He Lives" and "He Touched Me." Bill and Gloria’s collaborations have garnered eight Grammy awards, as well as over forty Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. The couple are also members of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as well as the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Throughout his career, Bill has performed in front of hundreds of thousands of fans at world-renowned venues, such as Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, and the Kennedy Center. The Gaithers have three adult children, and make their home in Alexandria, Indiana.

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