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After meeting Bill Gaither this bucket list is complete
Dick Yarbrough
Sometimes in this business, it isn’t so much what you know as it is who you know. A couple of years ago, I wrote about trying to nail the final plank in my bucket list by meeting Bill Gaither. If you have recently transferred in from Uranus, you may not be familiar with the name. Bill Gaither and his wife, Gloria, are to gospel music what Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were to the High Renaissance period, only the Gaithers are still alive and still making beautiful music. The pair has written more than 700 songs, many of them classics including my personal favorite, “I’ve Just Seen Jesus,” a paean guaranteed to melt the hardest heart of the most avowed heathen.