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Bill Gaither Honored by the State of Tennessee
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Bill Gaither has received numerous awards and honors through the years, and just a couple of weeks after his 80th birthday (which was March 28), he was honored yet again by the state of Tennessee.

In April 2016, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a joint resolution to recognize Bill Gaither for his many contributions to gospel music. Here's an excerpt from the final bill which was passed and signed by Tennessee governor Bill Haslam.

"BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED NINTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING, that we honor Bill Gaither for his many contributions to gospel music, salute his talent as a performing artist and songwriter, and recognize his singular contributions to gospel music."