J. T. Adams

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J. T. Adams (July 17, 1926 – September 1993) was an American gospel singer, musician, record label founder and dramatist, the creator of Worthy Is the Lamb.

He was born James Taylor Adams in Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States. He served in the army in the latter part of World War II and then attended East Texas State University, where he graduated and later taught music.[1] He earned music degrees from Texas Christian University and East Texas State University. In 1952, he formed a singing group, The Men of Texas, which performed and recorded on several record labels for about 15 years. In 1966, he founded Carol Records.[2] The Men of Texas were "a male glee club made up of outstanding voices from every section of the state." Adams was also director of music and youth at the First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.[3]

His definition of the American Dream: "[it is] the dream of a land in which life should be better, richer, and fuller for every man with opportunities for each according to his abilities and achievement."[citation needed]


  1. ^ McNeill, W.K. (2005) Encylopedia of American Gospel Music. Routledge. P. 197
  2. ^ "J.T. Adams". Birthplace of Country Music. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  3. ^ McNeill, W.K. (2005) Encylopedia of American Gospel Music. Routledge. P. 197

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