The songwriting profession can boast many successful partnerships – Rodgers and Hammerstein, George and Ira Gershwin, Livingston and Evans, Bacharach and David. But when it comes to writing gospel music, Bill and Gloria Gaither’s partnership has spawned some of the genre’s most classic tunes.
DEBBIE GIBSON: Multi-talented teen finds pop success
It’s not unusual for some successful singer/songwriters to write every tune on their albums. And it’s not really unusual for some to co-produce their albums. But it is unusual for a high school sophomore to undertake those feats and have the resulting debut product climb to the tip five in the Billboard pop charts. But then again Debbie Gibson isn’t your usual pop star.
BOB McDILL: Bob McDill Just Keeps on Writing Those Hits
How many times have you watched the opening scene from the classic TV western, “Gunsmoke”? Matt Dillon, Dodge City Marshall, stands in the street facing a gunslinger. The bad guy actually outdraws Dillon but fires and misses. Meanwhile Dillon shoots straight and true and the hapless gunfighter falls dead in the dust.