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.