to Southern Gospel Songwriter Bill Burns Official website.
QUESTION: What do, JD SUMNER & THE STAMPS, THE HOPPERS, THE FLORIDA BOYS, THE KINGDOM HEIRS, JOANNE CASH YATES , PERFECT HEART, THE CUMBERLAND BOYS, THE BLACKWOODS, THE CROSSMEN, THE WILBURNS, WILLIS CANADA, QUINTON MILLS, KIRK TALLEY, THE OLD TIME GOSPEL HOUR QUARTET & 3 of the GAITHER HOMECOMING VIDEOS have in common?
ANSWER: Their products collectively contain 31 songs written by BILL BURNS.
THE SINGING NEWS, THE GOSPEL VOICE, and THE U.S. GOSPEL NEWS have told you about this man and his impact on people.
BILL BURNS has written many songs that have won him much acclaim, respect, and admiration by his peers.
His song, "THAT'S HIM" was a top-ten finalist for Song of the Year at the national Quartet Convention in 1992.
His song "LOST IN THE PRESENCE" is being sung by many gospel groups. The WILLIS CANADA recording of the song was #1 at WENO Radio in Nashville several times.
Bill also wrote the song" THE LORD STILL LIVES IN THIS OLD HOUSE" especially for JD SUMNER, which was recorded by JD SUMNER & THE STAMPS QUARTET. J D did a soul-stirring rendition of the song on the GAITHER HOMECOMING VIDEO entitled "SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL". It was also the title song on the HALL OF HONOR Series video by J D & THE STAMPS.
BILL & GARY S PAXTON were co-writers on the hit song "PURE MERCY" for THE HOPPERS which was a number 3 song on the charts. BILL & GARY also wrote the song "WHEN GOD SHUTS THE DOOR" for the FLORIDA BOYS.
Bill wrote the hit song "GIVING ALL THE GLORY TO THE LAMB" and two others for the HOPPER album "ANCHORED TO THE POWER OF THE CROSS". He also wrote" MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO JORDAN", "LOOK THE OTHER WAY", "IT'S CALLED CALVARY", as well as the title cut on the HOPPER album entitled, "FOREVER SETTLED". He wrote the song "CRY of HIS CHILD for the HOPPER album "ONE FOUNDATION" and the new song "HOSANNAH" for the new HOPPER album entitled "POWER".
His latest is "ON MY JOURNEY HOME" by the OLD TIME GOSPEL HOUR QUARTET.
Bill travels extensively ministering and singing. Any weekend might find him in Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, or perhaps Jamaica, Central America, and just recently a tour to England. After living for ten years in Nashville, Tennessee, Bill has returned to his native home of Eufaula, Oklahoma. Bill says that his main objective is to reach as many folks as possible with the Good News.
Written by Gary S. Paxton