Larry Wayne Gatlin is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter. As part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy, he achieved considerable success within the country music genre, performing on 33 top-40 singles; as their fame grew, the band became known as the Gatlin Brothers. Larry Gatlin is known for his rich falsetto singing style and for the unique pop-inflected songs he wrote and recorded in the 1970s and 1980s; some of Gatlin's biggest hits include "Broken Lady", "All the Gold in California", "Houston", "She Used to Be Somebody's Baby", "Talkin' to the Moon". During this time, country music trended towards slick pop music arrangements in a style that came to be known as Countrypolitan. Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers came to prominence and enjoyed their greatest success during this period with hit singles that showcased the brothers' three-part harmonies and Larry's poetic lyrics. Gatlin was born in Seminole in Gaines County, next to the New Mexico border.
His father was an oilfield worker, the family lived in several locations while he was a youth, including Abilene and Odessa. He was reared listening to country and Southern gospel music, his brothers and Rudy, he have performed together since childhood. They sometimes performed on local radio stations, on television shows, they recorded a Gospel music album for the Gospel label Sword and Shield. The brothers managed to beat out the legendary Roy Orbison in a local talent contest. In 1964, Gatlin was a quarterback at Odessa High School. After graduation in 1966, Gatlin was eligible to serve in the military during the Vietnam War; as a wide receiver on the football team, he caught a touchdown pass in a 1968 game in which his team, the Cougars, scored 100 points. He auditioned for and joined the Gospel music group The Imperials; the Imperials went on to perform in Las Vegas, Nevada in January 1971 at Jimmy Dean's Las Vegas Revue. While walking through the showroom, he caught country singer Dottie West's attention, who thought he looked like Mickey Newbury.
West soon was impressed with his songwriting skills. She was so impressed, in fact, that she recorded two of Gatlin's compositions, "You're the Other Half of Me" and "Once You Were Mine". West passed one of Gatlin's demonstration tapes around Nashville and arranged for him to relocate there, purchasing a plane ticket for him—a story he related on the 11/12/2009 episode of Larry's Country Diner on RFD-TV. West recorded other compositions by Gatlin that would become hits for him, including "Broken Lady", put on West's 1978 album, Dottie. With West's help, Gatlin found work in Nashville as a background singer for Kris Kristofferson. In 1973, Gatlin landed a solo recording contract with Monument Records. In 1973, Gatlin released The Pilgrim. Two singles were released from the album: "Sweet Becky Walker" and "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall", though both failed to chart; the latter was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1976. In 1974 came the release of a new album, Rain/Rainbow, a new song "Delta Dirt".
The album and single proved more successful. "Delta Dirt" was a top-20 country hit, peaking at number 14. The song was Gatlin's only entry on the pop charts, when it reached number 84. In 1975, Gatlin had his first major hit with his composition "Broken Lady", which reached number five on the Hot Country Songs chart in 1976. Gatlin won a Grammy Award for the song in 1977 for Best Country Song. A new album, High Time, was released in 1976. Gatlin is credited on guitar on Willie Nelson's 1976 album The Troublemaker. Brothers Steve and Rudy made their first appearance on Larry's 1976 album Larry Gatlin with Family & Friends, they were featured on some of Gatlin's other hits during the late 1970s, notably "I Don't Wanna Cry", "Love Is Just a Game", "Statues Without Hearts". In 1978, Gatlin scored his first number-one hit with "I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love." Gatlin continued his success as a solo artist until 1978, when he released his last solo album, Oh Brother, which featured the top-10 hits "I've Done Enough Dyin' Today" and "Night Time Magic", the latter of which made an entry into the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
Both songs spotlighted Gatlin's soaring falsetto. In 1977, Gatlin joined entrepreneur Larry Schmittou and other country music stars, such as Conway Twitty, Jerry Reed, Cal Smith, as investors in the Nashville Sounds, a minor league baseball team of the Double-A Southern League that began play in 1978. In 1979, when Gatlin signed with Columbia Records, he decided to have his brothers billed on his singles and on his albums; that year, their name was "Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers". In October, they released the album Straight Ahead, it spawned the classic single "All the Gold in California", which became their biggest hit together, reaching number one on the Hot Country Songs list. This was Gatlin's second number-one hit and led to his being awarded "Top Male Vocalist of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music that year. On June 6, 1980, Straight Ahead was certified gold; the group's next big hit came in early 1980, with "Take Me To Your Lovin' Place", which peaked at number five in 1981.
They continued their hit success, having top-1
Rich man and Lazarus
The parable of the rich man and Lazarus is a well-known parable of Jesus appearing in the Gospel of Luke. The Gospel of Luke tells of the relationship, during life and after death, between an unnamed rich man and a poor beggar named Lazarus; the traditional name Dives is not a name, but instead a word for "rich man", dives, in the text of the Latin Bible, the Vulgate. The rich man was given the names Neuēs and Fineas in the 3rd and 4th centuries. Along with the parables of the Ten Virgins, Prodigal Son, Good Samaritan, it was one of the most illustrated parables in medieval art because of its vivid account of an afterlife. Luke 16:19–31, New International Version: There are different views on the historicity and origin of the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus; the story is not thought to come from the hypothetical Q document. Some Christians view the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man, not as a parable, but as an actual event, related by Jesus to his followers; this was the view of the medieval Church.
Supporters of this view point to a key detail in the story: the use of a personal name not found in any other parable. By contrast, in all of the other parables Jesus refers to a central character by a description, such as "a certain man", "a sower", so forth. Critics of this view point out that "The "soul that sins, it shall die". Paul describes death as sleep until the Day of the Lord, when the dead will receive glorified bodies upon the resurrection. No scripture, other than Philippians 1:23–25, 2 Corinthians 12:2–4, 2 Corinthians 5:8, etc. accounts for a disembodied soul and its comfort or torture. Because this seems to raise the question of what kind of body is tortured in Hades as depicted in Luke, there are those who maintain that whilst the conversations took place as described, the language used in them, referring to body parts, etc. was figurative. The 19th-century evangelist Brownlow North inclined to the view that the story described a literal, historical event but did not exclude the possibility that it might be purely a parable.
Other Christians consider that this is a parable told to his followers. Tom Wright and Joachim Jeremias both treat it as a "parable". Proponents of this view argue that the story of Lazarus and the rich man has much in common with other stories which are agreed-upon parables, both in language and content; the 1st-century Jewish historian Josephus is considered the most reliable extra-biblical literary source for Caiaphas, the Jewish high priest with the dates for Caiaphas' tenure of the high priesthood. According to Josephus, Caiaphas was appointed in AD 18 by the Roman prefect who preceded Pontius Pilate, Valerius Gratus. Joseph was the son-in-law of Annas the son of Seth. Annas had five sons who served as high priest after him; the terms of Annas and the five brothers are: Ananus the son of Seth Eleazar the son of Ananus Caiaphas - properly called Joseph son of Caiaphas, who had married the daughter of Annas Jonathan the son of Ananus Theophilus ben Ananus Matthias ben Ananus Ananus ben Ananus One identification is that the man in torment in the parable is Caiaphas the High Priest which as Josephus tells us had five brothers.
Caiaphas met. He was rich, as the high priest was dressed in purple and fine linen, he had five brothers, was well versed in Moses and the Prophets, but according to Jesus, were ignoring what they wrote. Martin Luther taught that the story was a parable about rich and poor in this life and the details of the afterlife not to be taken literally: Therefore we conclude that the bosom of Abraham signifies nothing else than the Word of God.... The hell here mentioned can not be the true hell. For the corpse of the rich man is without doubt not in hell; therefore it seems to me, this hell is the conscience, without faith and without the Word of God, in which the soul is buried and held until the day of judgment, when they are cast down body and soul into the true and real hell. John Lightfoot treated the parable as a parody of Pharisee belief concerning the Bosom of Abraham, from the connection of Abraham saying the rich man's family would not believe if the parable Lazarus was raised, to the priests' failure to believe in the resurrection of Christ: Any one may see, how Christ points at the infidelity of the Jews after that himself shall have risen again.
From whence it is easy to judge what was the intention of this parable. E. W. Bullinger in the Companion Bible cited Lightfoot's comment, expanded it to include coincidence to lack of belief in the resurrection of the historical Lazarus. Bullinger considered that Luke did not identify the passage as a "parable" because it contains a parody of the view of the afterlife: It is not called a parable because it cites a notable example of the Pharisee's tradition, brought from Babylon. An a
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Tracy Darrell Adkins is an American country singer and actor. In 1998, Adkins appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits. Adkins made his debut in 1996 with the album Dreamin' Out Loud, released on Capitol Records Nashville. Since Adkins has released ten more studio albums and two Greatest Hits compilations. In addition, he has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits " No Thinkin' Thing", "Ladies Love Country Boys", "You're Gonna Miss This", which peaked in 1997, 2007, 2008, respectively. "I Left Something Turned on at Home" went to No. 1 on Canada's country chart. All but one of his studio albums have received platinum certification in the United States. Adkins is known for his distinctive bass-baritone singing voice, he has made several appearances on television, including as a panelist on the game shows Hollywood Squares and Pyramid, as a 2008 finalist and as the 2013 winner on The All Star Celebrity Apprentice, as the voice for recurring character Elvin on King of the Hill, in television commercial voice-overs for the KFC fast food restaurant chain and the "Firestone Tire and Rubber Company".
In addition, Adkins has written an autobiography entitled A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Free-Thinking Roughneck, released in late 2007. He has appeared in numerous films, including The Lincoln Lawyer, Moms' Night Out and I Can Only Imagine. Adkins was born in Louisiana, his paternal grandparents were Rayford D. Adkins and the former Mavis Giles Mavis Tilley, his parents are the former Peggy Carraway, the high school sweetheart of his father, Aaron Doyle Adkins, who worked for forty-seven years at International Paper Container Division in Springhill. Adkins has two brothers, Clay Adkins, Scott Devin Adkins, who died at age twenty-one in a pickup truck accident near Plain Dealing in Bossier Parish, his maternal uncle was the Christian musician James W. Carraway, his musical interest came at an early age. At Sarepta High School, since defunct, Adkins joined a gospel music group called the New Commitments, he was a member of the FFA. Adkins attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.
A walk-on offensive lineman on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team, Adkins left the team after his freshman season due to a knee injury, without playing in a game. Adkins never graduated. After leaving college, he worked at an oil rig, he worked as a pharmacy technician before pursuing a career in music. He lost the pinky finger on his left hand in an accident using a knife to open a bucket, asked doctors to reattach the finger at an angle so that he could continue to play guitar. Adkins moved to playing in honky tonk bars for the next few years in the Ark-La-Tex area and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in the early 1990s. In late-1994 Adkins met Rhonda Forlaw, an executive at Arista Records Nashville. Forlaw had numerous music industry friends come out to hear Adkins over the next few years. Scott Hendricks of Capitol Nashville signed him "on the spot" one night while Adkins was playing at Tillie and Lucy's bar in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Adkins' first single, "There's a Girl in Texas", was released in 1996, reaching the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.
It was followed by the release of his debut album, Dreamin' Out Loud that year. The album produced several hit singles, including his first Top 5 single, "Every Light in the House", his first Number One in " No Thinkin' Thing", another Top 5 hit in "I Left Something Turned on at Home"; the latter single was a Number One hit in Canada. His second album, Big Time, produced a Top 5 in "The Rest of Mine", but subsequent singles proved less successful. A change in management delayed the release of Adkins' third album, but the album was released in late 1999. Although the album's title track reached Top 10, More... failed to achieve gold status. Adkins daughter, was featured in the "More" video. In 2001, Adkins had to temporarily cancel touring. Shortly after the release of his Chrome album, he entered a 28-day alcohol rehabilitation program in Nashville. Chrome was his first album to reach the Top 5 on the country albums charts. In 2003, Adkins released two albums -- Comin' on Strong; the same year, he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
He made appearances as the center square on the game show Hollywood Squares, did voice-overs in commercials for fast-food chain KFC. Only one single, "Then They Do", was released from this Greatest Hits compilation; this album, which succeeded the Greatest Hits collection, produced two singles: the Top 5 single "Hot Mama" and "Rough & Ready", which peaked at No. 13. Adkins and Travis Tritt played the roles of prison convicts in a February 2004 episode of the television series Yes, Dear. In March 2005, Adkins released his album entitled Songs About Me; the title track was released as its first single in December 2004. The album's second single, "Arlington", generated controversy over its content, it was followed by "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk", which became a crossover hit, bringing Adkins into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time. 2006 saw the release of Adkins' seventh studio album, Dangerous M
WWVA is an American radio station that broadcasts on a frequency of 1170 kHz with studios in Wheeling, West Virginia. Its towers were located in Ohio, it is West Virginia's only class A 50,000 watt clear-channel station, sharing the frequency's Class A status with KFAQ in Tulsa, KJNP in North Pole, Alaska. WWVA can be heard in most of the eastern two-thirds of the United States at night, as well as most of Canada; the station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and uses the on-air nickname "The Big One". WWVA was one of the first stations in the US to have an in-studio Citizens band radio to talk to listeners at night, in between songs and other on-air items, during the 1970s when it produced and ran an in-house nightly truckers' show hosted by the popular radio personality, Buddy Ray. Ray left the station in the early 1980s. In two instances has WWVA been threatened with relocation, neither being successful: first in 1930 to Charleston by then-owner West Virginia Broadcasting Corporation, again in 2004 to Stow, Ohio by then-Clear Channel Communications.
WWVA began broadcasting at 2 a.m. on December 13, 1926 when John Stroebel threw the switch that sent power to a home-built 50-watt transmitter in the basement of his home. One week earlier, the Federal Radio Commission had granted a broadcast license on 860 kHz to the radio station WWVA. In its first year of operation, it broadcast to listeners with home-made crystal sets, principally from Stroebel's own home. Through the years, WWVA has been granted several power increases. In May 1941, the FCC moved WWVA to 1170, in August of that same year, granted it the highest power for AM stations: 50,000 watts. With the increase, WWVA became the most powerful AM station in the entire state of West Virginia. WWVA has changed hands many times over the years. Past owners include Fidelity Investments, West Virginia Broadcasting Corporation, Storer Broadcasting, Basic Communications, Screen Gems Radio - a division of Columbia Pictures, Coca-Cola, Price Broadcasting, Osborn Communications, Atlantic Star Communications, AMFM Inc. and Clear Channel Communications.
It is owned by iHeartMedia. WWVA’s broadcast history includes the airing of such notable live broadcasts as President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1952 visit to the Wheeling area. In the 1980s, WWVA enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading radio news operations in the country, won several national news reporting awards under the leadership of prominent broadcast journalists such as Jim Forsyth and Colleen Marshall, but that reputation faded in the 1990s. Harvey, remained on the station's schedule, as did the legendary Jamboree USA and Jamboree in the Hills broadcasts; the WWVA Jamboree broadcasts started on January 7, 1933 and were transmitted to troops abroad during World War II. Under Basic Communications ownership, the Jamboree became the centerpiece of an all-contemporary country western format starting on November 8, 1965, a format that saw ratings skyrocket weeks after it debuted. "This is WWVA, the big country" was their signature. In 1970 the studios and the Jamboree moved to the Capitol Music Hall, a civic center, the largest in West Virginia.
This country music format lasted until 1997. Assumption of ownership by Clear Channel Communications resulted in the addition of such hosts as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. A series of cost-cutting moves in January 2004 resulted in the elimination of both local talk hosts and most of the news department. Coinciding with this was an attempt to relocate the station to Stow, under an FCC major construction permit four weeks later; this application was withdrawn in August 2004. Since much of WWVA's programming emulates regional sister station WHLO in Akron, Ohio. One local link to the station's past was the afternoon drive show hosted by former sportscaster Steve Novotney, but he was fired from WWVA in November 2006. At the time, the only local talk show remaining on WWVA was Saturday Sports Day with John Simonson, but WWVA in negotiations with new ownership, made a bold move when they paid more money to David Bloomquist to export his Bloomdaddy Experience from rival local station, WKKX in late May/early June 2007.
The move was controversial. Clear Channel began to syndicate Bloomdaddy through the northeast and midwest after the cancellation of The War Room with Quinn and Rose in November 2013; the Original Wheeling Radio Jamboree is the second-longest running program in radio history. However the Jamboree was dropped from WWVA's schedule in December 2008, went to WKKX for a time. In 2015 it was picked up by community station WWOV-LP/101.1. On August 4, 2010, a severe thunderstorm, classified as a "down burst" by the National Weather Service, pushed through the Wheeling area knocking the 3 tower array, located in nearby St. Clairsville, Ohio, to the ground; the station was knocked off the air and took its programming to sister station WBBD on August 5. On August 5, 2010 at 10:30 pm, transmissions on 1170 AM were restored using temporary equipment. On November 16, 2006, WWVA, WOVK, WVKF, WKWK, WEGW and WBBD were announced for sale as part of Clear Channel's divestiture of 450 small and middle-market radio properties in the U.
S. The Clear Channel Wheeling stations were slated to be sold to Florida-based GoodRadio. TV LLC in May 2007, b
Robert Joseph Bare Sr. is an American country music singer and songwriter, best known for the songs "Detroit City" and "500 Miles Away from Home". He is the father of Bobby Bare Jr. a musician. In the 1950s, Bare tried and failed to sell his songs, he got a record deal, with Capitol Records, recorded a few unsuccessful rock and roll singles. Just before he was drafted into the United States Army, he wrote a song called "The All American Boy" and did a demo for his friend, Bill Parsons, to learn how to record. Instead of using Parsons' version, the record company, Fraternity Records, decided to go with Bare's original demo; the record reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, but Fraternity erroneously credited Bill Parsons on the label. The same track, with the same billing error, peaked at No. 22 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1959. In 1965, an album of older recorded material, Tender Years, was released on the Hilltop label; that same year, the material was released under the title Bobby In Song.
These albums are not included in Bare's published discographies. Bare's big break in country music came, his debut single for the label was 1962's "Shame On Me". Follow-up "Detroit City" reached No. 6 Country, No. 16 Hot 100, in 1964 earned him a Grammy Award for Best Country and Western Recording. A surge of hits followed, including "500 Miles Away from Home" and Ian Tyson's "Four Strong Winds". In 1965 he received two further Grammy nominations for Best Country & Western Vocal Performance and Best Country & Western single for the latter song. In 1966, he received a yet another Grammy Nomination for Best Country & Western Male Vocal Performance for his song "Talk Me Some Sense", he recorded two duet albums with Skeeter Davis and recorded six tracks as a trio with Norma Jean and Liz Anderson, which produced a major hit with "The Game of Triangles", a wife-husband-other woman drama that hit No. 5 on the Billboard chart and earned the trio a Grammy nomination. In 1968, he recorded. In 1969, he had a Top 5 hit with Tom T. Hall's " The Lincoln Park Inn".
Bare moved to Mercury Records in 1970 and scored a Top 3 hit with "How I Got To Memphis", had two Top 10 hits with early Kris Kristofferson compositions, "Come Sundown" and "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends". He scored a #12 hit in 1972 with a version of Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show's pop hit "Sylvia's Mother", written by Shel Silverstein. After two years at Mercury, Bare returned to RCA in 1973 and scored once more with Billy Joe Shaver's "Ride Me Down Easy", which nearly made the Top 10. Bare started to release novelty songs recorded live with selected audiences. One such song, "Marie Laveau", topped the country chart in 1974, it was co-written by his friends Silverstein and Baxter Taylor, who received a BMI Award for the song in 1975. Silverstein penned other songs for Bare including a Grammy-nominated hit, "Daddy What If", which he recorded with his five-year-old son, Bobby Bare Jr; the song was an immediate success as well, not only reaching #2 on the country charts, but nearly reaching the Top 40 on the Pop charts.
Bare's album, Sings Lullabys and Lies, became his most commercially successful album, finding him a new audience with pop radio once again playing his songs and gaining a new following with college kids. These songs, would become Bare's last Top 10 hits. Bare recorded a successful album with his family, written by Silverstein, called Singin' in the Kitchen, it was nominated in Best Group category in Grammy Awards, but was declined by Bare himself. He continued to record critically acclaimed albums and singles, his biggest hits during this time included "Alimony", "The Winner", "Drop Kick Me, Jesus". In 1977 he recorded "Redneck Hippie Romance" and "Vegas". Bare signed with Columbia Records and continued to have hits like "Sleep Tight Good Night Man", which cracked the Top 10 in 1978, alongside continuing to score critical acclaim with his releases Bare and Sleeper Wherever I Fall. In 1979, he started off Rosanne Cash's career in a big way by being her duet partner on the Top 20 hit "No Memories Hangin' Round".
In 1980, he cracked the Top 10 with "Numbers", which came from his album Down and Dirty. On that album, Bare started to experiment with Southern rock, which continued with his following album and Crazy; the next year, Bare returned to his country roots with his Rodney Crowell-produced album As Is, featuring the single "New Cut Road". Bare was still doing well chartwise into the early 1980s. In 1983, his duet with Lacy J. Dalton, "It's A Dirty Job", hit the Top 30, his last trip into the Top 30 came that summer with the novelty song "The Jogger". He released "Used Cars", the theme song from the film of the same name. In January and February 2012, Bare joined up with Petter Øien at the 2012 Melodi Grand Prix to choose Norway's entry to the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, in May, his song Things Change got through to the Norwegian final where Bare finished third. Bare was given an opportunity to star in movies, he acted in a Western with Troy Donahue, A Distant Trumpet, had a memorable scene being branded for desertion, a few episodes of the TV series No Time for Sergeants.
He turned his back on Hollywood to pursue his country career. From 1983 to 1988, Bare hosted Bobby Bare and Frien
Gospel music is a genre of Christian music. The creation, performance and the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, as an entertainment product for the marketplace. Gospel music has dominant vocals with Christian lyrics. Gospel music can be traced with roots in the black oral tradition. Hymns and sacred songs were repeated in a call and response fashion. Most of the churches relied on hand clapping and foot stomping as rhythmic accompaniment. Most of the singing was done a cappella; the first published use of the term "gospel song" appeared in 1874. The original gospel songs were written and composed by authors such as George F. Root, Philip Bliss, Charles H. Gabriel, William Howard Doane, Fanny Crosby. Gospel music publishing houses emerged; the advent of radio in the 1920s increased the audience for gospel music. Following World War II, gospel music moved into major auditoriums, gospel music concerts became quite elaborate.
Gospel blues is a blues-based form of gospel music. Southern gospel used all tenor-lead-baritone-bass quartet make-up. Progressive Southern gospel is an American music genre that has grown out of Southern gospel over the past couple of decades. Christian country music, sometimes referred to as country gospel music, is a subgenre of gospel music with a country flair, it peaked in popularity in the mid-1990s. Bluegrass gospel music is rooted in American mountain music. Celtic gospel music infuses gospel music with a Celtic flair, is quite popular in countries such as Ireland. British black gospel refers to Gospel music of the African diaspora, produced in the UK; some proponents of "standard" hymns dislike gospel music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today, with historical distance, there is a greater acceptance of such gospel songs into official denominational hymnals. Gospel music features Christian lyrics; some modern gospel music, isn't explicitly Christian and just utilizes the sound.
Subgenres include contemporary gospel, urban contemporary gospel, Southern gospel, modern gospel music. Several forms of gospel music utilize choirs, use piano or Hammond organ, drums, bass guitar and electric guitar. In comparison with hymns, which are of a statelier measure, the gospel song is expected to have a refrain and a more syncopated rhythm. Several attempts have been made to describe the style of late 19th and early 20th century gospel songs in general. Christ-Janer said "the music was tuneful and easy to grasp... rudimentary harmonies... use of the chorus... varied metric schemes... motor rhythms were characteristic... The device of letting the lower parts echo rhythmically a motive announced by the sopranos became a mannerism". Patrick and Sydnor emphasize the notion that gospel music is "sentimental", quoting Sankey as saying, "Before I sing I must feel", they call attention to the comparison of the original version of Rowley's "I Will Sing the Wondrous Story" with Sankey's version.
Gold said, "Essentially the gospel songs are songs of testimony, religious exhortation, or warning. The chorus or refrain technique is found." According to Yale University music professor Willie Ruff, the singing of psalms in Gaelic by Presbyterians of the Scottish Hebrides evolved from "lining out" – where one person sang a solo and others followed – into the call and response of gospel music of the American South. Coming out of the African-American religious experience, American gospel music can be traced to the early 17th century, with foundations in the works of Dr. Isaac Watts and others. Gospel music has roots in the black oral tradition, utilizes a great deal of repetition, which allows those who could not read the opportunity to participate in worship. During this time and sacred songs were lined and repeated in a call and response fashion, Negro spirituals and work songs emerged. Repetition and "call and response" are accepted elements in African music, designed to achieve an altered state of consciousness we sometimes refer to as "trance", strengthen communal bonds.
Most of the churches relied on foot-stomping as rhythmic accompaniment. Guitars and tambourines were sometimes available, but not frequently. Church choirs became a norm only after emancipation. Most of the singing was done a cappella; the most famous gospel-based hymns were composed in the 1760s and 1770s by English writers John Newton and Augustus Toplady, members of the Anglican Church. Starting out as lyrics only, it took decades for standardized tunes to be added to them. Although not directly connected with African-American gospel music, they were adopted by African-Americans as well as white Americans, Newton's connection with the abolition movement provided cross-fertilization; the first published use of the term "Gospel Song" appeared in 1874 when Philip Bliss released a songbook entitled Gospel Songs. A Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes, it was used to describe a new style of church music, songs that were easy to grasp and more singable than the traditional church hymns, which came out of the mass revival movement starting with Dwight L. Moody, whose musician was Ira D. Sankey, as well as the Holiness-Pentecostal movement.
Prior to the meeting of Moody and