Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams
 

Kevin Williams is an accomplished musician who is no stranger to southern gospel music. While growing up in Russell Springs, Kentucky, Kevin first picked up a guitar at age 12 and began playing at churches and community events just two years later. His natural ability and hunger to grow as an artist led to countless opportunities to produce, perform and record professionally.

“As a kid, I would sit on the front row at concerts of many of the artists that are now featured on the Gaither Homecoming videos. It has been my honor to play for them and get to know them. I will never forget men like George Younce and Joel Hemphill who offered an encouraging word to a then-hopeful 14-year-old guitar player.” Shortly after his 16th birthday, Kevin made his first trip to Nashville. It was then that his dream of becoming a professional guitarist began to take shape.

Kevin began touring with the legendary Wendy Bagwell & The Sunliters until 1995, when he produced the group’s last project, “I Feel Like Singing.” He considers that project among his career highlights. Kevin states, “I learned about character from Wendy Bagwell. He was always a professional, a gentleman, and everyone’s buddy. I’m grateful that our paths crossed.”  Since then, he has become an integral part of the Gaither Homecoming Tour, and as a studio session player has played on countless recordings. Known and loved around the world not only for his guitar savvy but also his quick wit, Kevin now celebrates more than 2 decades in gospel music, more than 600 recordings and hundreds of live appearances.

This guitar player, band director and “resident smart-alec” for the Gaither Homecoming Tour continues to light up arenas all over the world with his warm spirit, musical expertise and passion for blessing audiences with the gift of laughter.

Kevin and his wife, Kathy, reside in Nashville, Tennessee, with their two daughters Carolina and Olivia.

  • Dog & Cat Tales
    (OCTOBER 2014) NOW THAT'S FUNNY: Homecoming’s resident wise-guy, Kevin Williams shares his favorite funny pet stories.
  • Military, Marriage, & Mules
    (JUNE 2014) NOW THAT'S FUNNY: Homecoming’s resident wise-guy, Kevin Williams shares his favorite funny stories.
  • "Wait 'Til He Cries..."
    (APRIL 2014) NOW THAT'S FUNNY: Homecoming’s resident wise-guy, Kevin Williams shares his favorite funny stories.
  • Fishing, Hiccups and Hairpieces
    (FEBRUARY 2014) NOW THAT'S FUNNY: Homecoming’s resident wise-guy, Kevin Williams shares his favorite funny stories.
  • Wise Guys
    (DECEMBER 2013) Random thoughts from homecoming’s resident wise guy Kevin Williams.
  • “I’ll Be Here... Holding Your Purse”
    (OCTOBER 2013) Homecoming’s resident wise guy Kevin Williams is left holding the bag(s)!
  • Take My Wife... Please!
    (AUGUST 2013) Random thoughts from homecoming’s resident wise guy Kevin Williams.
  • Digging Deeper: Kevin Williams
    (AUGUST 2013) Getting to know KEVIN WILLIAMS a little better...
  • Einstein and the 50-Yard Line
    (JUNE 2013) NOW THAT'S FUNNY: Homecoming’s resident wise-guy, Kevin Williams tells it like it is... from his perspective.
  • Laughing Through the Changes
    (FEBRUARY 2013) NOW THAT'S FUNNY: Homecoming’s resident wise-guy, Kevin Williams reflects on changes over the past decade.
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