Gaither, William J (Bill)
b Alexandria, Indiana, USA 1936. Raised to work on a dairy farm in a rural community, he always appreciated sacred music, notably in ‘southern gospel’ mode. At 14, around 1950, he was captivated by hearing a record of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. He studied English at college, then taught it in high school, where he met Gloria; see above. He has written more than 300 songs. No.895.