Dianne Wilkinson's career took off in the 1980s, when the Cathedral Quartet started recording her songs-songs like "We Shall See Jesus," "Boundless Love," "Homeland," and "Jesus Has Risen." Her songs have been recorded by virtually every major Southern Gospel group; around fifty have been radio hits, with seven reaching #1. In this autobiography, Southern Gospel's most recognized non-performing songwriter shares her unforgettable life story and the stories behind over 150 songs she has written.
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About the Author
Dianne Wilkinson has had around fifty charting singles on the industry-standard Singing News monthly radio charts; seven have reached #1. "We Shall See Jesus" was named Song of the Year by the Southern Gospel Music Association in 1984. Two of her songs have received Dove Awards® nominations for Southern Gospel Song of the Year-"Oh, Come Along" (1996) and "The Old White Flag" (2009). Over a dozen of her songs have been nominated for Song of the Year in the Singing News Fan Awards; two, "Jesus Has Risen" (1995) and "What Salvation's Done For Me" (2009), have won.
Daniel J. Mount launched SouthernGospelBlog.com in 2006 and has built it into one of the most-visted Southern Gospel news websites. He is also the author of The Faith of America's Presidents, published by AMG/Living Ink in 2007.
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Dianne Wilkinson has long been a heroine of mine because of her well-crafted songs and well-loved personality. Can you imagine my excitement when I discovered this classy lady had finally shared her memoirs? Her story is engaging, liberally sprinkled with her endearing Southernisms, and insightful as she shares the stories behind the songs. Particularly touching are Dianne's recollections about her husband's cancer and her friendship with Roger Bennett, acclaimed pianist for the Cathedral Quartet and Legacy Five. With a perspective into Southern Gospel from a beloved songwriter, this book is a must read for any Southern Gospel Music fan!