Bill Gaither opened his eyes into this world on the 28th of March 28 in the year 1936. He is of American origin and is not only a singer but also a lyricist of both the southern gospel and also the Contemporary Christian music. To date he has penned several well-liked Christian songs in coordination with his better half named Gloria. Other than that he also performs solo and at times gives a joint performance with his wife. He has made appearances as a significant part of the “Bill Gaither Trio” and the “Gaither Vocal Band”. He has also appeared as a part of his "Homecoming" assembles.
He opened his eyes in the state of Alexandria in Indiana. He was born to George and Lela Gaither. His very first group was called as the “Bill Gaither Trio” and consisted of his sister and brother named Mary Ann and Danny respectively. This group was formed in the year 1956 when he was still in college, the “Anderson College”. After his graduation three years later he chose to become an English teacher. Three years further down the lane he got married to Gloria. Some years after that he was unable to manage both his careers, that is of full time teaching and full time music career. This was when he quit his teaching job in the year 1967 and started working as a full time musician in the field of music. He is heavily influenced by the southern gospel bands and vocalists like Jake Hess, Hovie Lister, and Speers to name a few. This influence is highly visible in his music.
To date he and his better half have penned several songs that have come to be the standards all across the English-speaking nations. Off them "The Longer I Serve Him," "Because He Lives," "Something Beautiful," and "He Touched Me" are worth a mention. "It is finished," and "There's Something About That Name" also make it to this highly coveted listed. These beautiful songs have been executed by the likes of Carman, Sandi Patty, The Statler Brothers and also the dynamic and legendary singer, Elvis Presley. In their partnership with one another the task of writing the lyrics mostly falls on Gloria whereas Bill writes and composes the music. Many times Gloria also helps with the compositions; hence they become a collaborative project amongst the two.
When Gaither began his singing career, he did so with the “Bill Gaither Trio” during the fifties. For the first few years he gave continuous performances. The original trio was broken his sister was replaced by his wife, Gloria. They mostly sang conventional gospel songs, which were backed by the original compositions by their own group. This gave the songs a fashionable touch. Gaither himself has a high bass voice and used to render his vocals for the songs. He also filled the shoes of a guitarist and a pianist for the respective band.