Bill Gaither Trio

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The Bill Gaither Trio
Also known as The Gaither Trio
Origin Alexandria, Indiana, U.S.
Genres Gospel, Christian
Years active 1956–1991
Labels Heart Warming, Impact, Word
Associated acts Gary McSpadden, Michael English

The Bill Gaither Trio, originally simply The Gaither Trio, was a gospel music group, last consisting of Bill, his wife Gloria Gaither, and Michael English. Among the honors of the group, include two Grammys and seventeen Dove Awards.[1] The group was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1999.[2] They were also nicknamed the masters of gospel "feel-good music".[1]

The original Bill Gaither Trio line-up consisted of Bill, his brother Danny, and sister Mary Ann. Gloria Gaither later replaced Mary Ann.[2]

Members[edit]

Lead

Alto

  • Mary Ann Gaither (1956–1964; 1965–1966)
  • Gloria Gaither (1964–1991)
  • Sherry Slattery (1966–1967)
  • Betty Fair (1967–1970)

Baritone

Discography[edit]

  • 1966: Sincerely (Heartwarming Records)
  • 1966: When God Seems So Near (Bill, Danny & Mary Ann)
  • 1967: Happiness (Bill, Danny & Sherry Slattery)
  • 1968: I'm Free ((Bill, Danny & Gloria)
  • 1969: He Touched Me (Heartwarming)
  • 1969: Sings Warm (Heartwarming)
  • 1970: At Home In Indiana
  • 1971: The King Is Coming
  • 1972: Live (2 LPs)
  • 1972: Christmas...Back Home In Indiana
  • 1972: My Faith Still Holds
  • 1973: Especially For Children Of All Ages
  • 1973: Let's Just Praise The Lord
  • 1974: Something Beautiful: An Evening With The Bill Gaither Trio (Live; 2 LPs)
  • 1974: Because He Lives
  • 1974: Thanks For Sunshine
  • 1975: I Am A Promise
  • 1975: Jesus, We Just Want To Thank You
  • 1976: Praise
  • 1977: My Heart Can Sing – The Inspiring Songs of Stuart Hamblen
  • 1977: Moments For Forever (Live; 2 LPs)
  • 1978: Pilgrim's Progress (Bill, Gloria & Gary)
  • 1978: I Am Loved (Bill, Gloria & Gary)
  • 1979: We Are Persuaded
  • 1979: He Touched Me
  • 1981: Bless The Lord Who Reigns In Beauty
  • 1982: He Started The Whole World Singing
  • 1983: Fully Alive
  • 1984: Ten New Songs With Kids...For Kids About Life
  • 1985: Then He Said Sing
  • 1987: Welcome Back Home
  • 1990: Hymn Classics (Bill, Gloria & Michael)

Compilations

  • 1978: Classics (Impact Records)
  • 1978: The Very Best Of The Very Best (Word Records)
  • 1980: The Very Best Of The Very Best...For Kids
  • 1992: Best Of The Gaithers...Live!
  • 1994: Oh Happy Day Vol. 1 & 2
  • 1994: Precious Memories
  • 1996: Our Recollections
  • 2000: Bill Gaither Trio, Vol. 1–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Google Archives
  2. ^ a b Bill Gaither Trio