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William Burton Walbert was a gospel music singer, composer, and editor. He was born in Barren County, Kentucky, United States on May 18, 1886. He was long associated with the James D. Vaughan Music Company and was son-in-law to James David Vaughan. His son was a noted pianist, James D. Walbert. After James D. Vaughan's death, Walbert took charge of the Vaughan School of Gospel Music. He was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1959, the year of his death.