Bill Gaither is an American Gospel Singer who is best known for writing gospel songs with Gloria Gaither, his wife. He is also the part of GVB (Gaither Vocal Band) and Bill Gaither Trio. Bill is one of the most popular and influential Gospel musician of all time. Keep reading to know more about Bill Gaither’s net worth in 2018.
Bill Gaither Early Life
William J. Gaither was born in 1936 on 28th March to George Gaither and Lela Gaither. He has two siblings a sister named Mary Ann Gaither and a brother named Danny Gaither.
He married Gloria in 1962, who is also his co-songwriter. The couple made three children together named Benjamin, Amy, and Suzanne. The family lives together in Alexandria in Indiana.
He was born and raised a Catholic, and like most church lovers he is very attached to his family.
Bill Gaither Career, Awards & Achievement
He has been making music ever since 1956 with Bill Gaither Trio. Later in 1991, he founded the Gaither Vocal Band and blessed the world with more of his melodious voice.
Initially, he made his first trio with his siblings Ann and Danny when he was at Anderson College. Later he transferred to Taylor University where he completed his majors in English and started teaching as a teacher. He tried to follow his passion while also working at a regular job, but he was unable to manage them both, so he decided to quit his job in 1967.
Bill Gaither has worked with two record labels Gaither Music Group, which is his own production house and Spring House Production.
Some of his most popular songs include ‘Because He Lives’, ‘God on the Mountain’, ‘He Touch Me’, ‘I have Never Been This Homesick Before’, ‘Yes I Know’, ‘The Love of God’, and ‘Til’ the Storm Passes By’.
He has also co-authored four books titled ‘I Almost Missed the Sunset’, ‘it’s more than Music: Life Lessons on Friends, Faith, and What Matters Most. Anderson, Indiana’, ‘Homecoming’, and ‘God Gave Song’.
He can be seen performing at several religious television shows, helping Lord Lovers with meditating and taming their souls.
He released his first solo album, titles ‘Bill Gaither’ in 2005, which was loved by his fans. Now his age has defied his talent, and he is no longer able to hit the high notes with his husky voice, but he has given us a legacy of gospel music which will be heard till the existence of Christianity.
Awards & Achievements
Bill Gaither has been nominated for more than 2 dozen GMA Dove Awards for his work and contribution to the Gospel music. He has also won six Grammys in total with both of his bands. His songs were awarded ASCAP Gospel Song of the Year in 1974 and 1980. In 2006 he was rewarded with SPEBSQSA’s Honorary Life Member.
In 2010, University of Indiana Wesleyan awarded him with an Honorary doctorate and inducted him amongst the World Changers.
Net Worth of Bill Gaither
Bill Gaither has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He has most his income by singing and writing songs about the almighty and he sure has blessed Bill with his abundant grace. He is one of the richest gospel singers in the country, who can give any pop singer a great competition.
Unlike most Church and Christian, he doesn’t exaggerate the greatness of his religion more than other, rather he talks about equality and love in his songs. You can listen to his Gospel songs anytime. His music has a sense of calmness, which soothes the soul from deep within.