Bill Gaither 1936- He quit his teaching job in 1967 and worked full time in the Christian music industry. "He Touched Me" 1964, was his breakthrough song. Bill and Gloria have written many songs, including "Because He Lives," "The King Is Coming," "Something Beautiful," "He Touched Me", "It Is Finished," "Jesus, There's Something About That Name" and "Let's Just Praise The Lord." Gloria Gaither often writes the lyrics while Bill writes the music. As of 2005, they had composed about 600 songs
When Sam Phillips opened up the Memphis Recording Service studios on Union Street in Memphis, Tennessee and started his own independent record label, Sun Records, 60 years ago, he could not have known the impact that he, his studio, and his new label would have on the world.