Then Sings My Soul Author:George (with Fred Bauer) Beverly Shea When George Beverly Shea steps to the microphone, audiences instinctively become hushed in an eager and stilled expectancy-for people everywhere know that through Bev Shea's singing, they will in reality receive a "message in music." — His stirring talent has taken him into the world's great halls and auditoriums, its great churches and tiny chap... more »els. His deep voice entered the homes of America for eight years on the radio "Club Time Show" and "Songs in the Night," and later on the "Hour of Decision" radio and television programs.
His recordings with RCA, for whom he has just completed his thirtieth album, "Be Still My Soul," are top sellers in religious music, having passed the million mark in sales in 1966. That same year he was awarded the coveted Grammy by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences for his album "Southland Favorites."
Incredible though it may seem, George Beverly Shea was painfully self-conscious as a boy, and suffered untold anxiety even for a simple class recitation. Born in Canada to a Wesleyan Methodist minister and his musically-gifted wife, a legacy of music appreciation and faith in God was his. When he came to the crossroads of decision concerning his career, he felt led to reject an excellent offer from a popular, secular singing group and to devote his life exclusively to religious music.
This is the story of George Beverly Shea-humbly and sincerely told. Here he meets the young preacher from Wheaton, Billy Graham, and begins a warm friendship and lifelong association. Here are the names of the great and famous who touched his life-John Charles Thomas, Jack Wyrtzen, Gino Monaco, Cliff Barrows, Stuart Hamblen, Ethel Waters, Jerome Hines, Herbert J. Taylor, and many, many others. Here, too, are evidences of the appreciation of the millions of persons whose lives he has touched through years of presenting the gospel message in music.
Concerts, crusades, radio, television, recording...a dedicated life...a great man...a great story.