Kevin Williams Bio
Kevin Williams is an American guitarist, comedian, and speaker whose 35-year career
in music is full of milestones.
Kevin continues to be the guitarist, band leader, and resident funny guy with Bill & Gloria Gaither, The Gaither Vocal Band, and "The Gaither Homecoming" TV Series, performing approximately 60-70 concerts per year with them.
He is now in his 29th year with the Gaithers, and also co-hosts "Bill Gaither's Homecoming Radio" heard on over 3,500 radio stations and outlets.
As a soloist & humorist, in addition to the Gaither tour, Kevin performs an additional 30 to 40 dates per year, and has 12 solo projects. He records for the Spring Hill Music Group.
Kevin has performed in many of the major NBA arenas in America, and world-famous venues including Carnegie Hall, The Beacon Theater, The Grand Ole Opry, Kennedy Center, Sydney Opera House, Air Canada Centre, London Royal Festival Hall, and the Oslo Spektrum. His guitar and crazy wit have been heard from stages in all 50 US states, 18 countries, and 5 continents.
As a session guitarist, Kevin's touch has been heard on countless songs by major Christian and Country Music artists. He has played on over 2,600 recording projects, including over 120 gold and platinum projects, numerous Grammy and Dove Award winning projects. and over 2 million units sold.
Prior to the Gaithers, Kevin toured with million-selling artist, Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters for 5 years. As a part of that monumental group, Kevin was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1989.
Kevin is an acclaimed music producer having produced projects for many legendary artists including Wendy Bagwell & the Sunliters, Lynda Randle, Russ Taff, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, Wes Hampton, The Booth Brothers, and Mark Lowry,
The roster of artists with whom Kevin has played guitar is extensive to say the least. A small sampling of the artists include:
Wendy Bagwell & The Sunliters, The Blackwoods, Booth Brothers, Boots Randolph, Anthony Burger, Cathedrals, John Conlee, Crabb Family, Jimmy Dean, Jessy Dixon, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Florida Boys, Gaither Vocal Band, Larry Gatlin & Gatlin Brothers, Vince Gill, Happy Goodmans, Jamie Grace, Lee Greenwood, Greater Vision, Buddy Greene, Hemphills, Hinsons, Dallas Holm, Hoppers, Inspirations, Isaacs, George Jones, Mark Lowry, Martins, Ronnie Milsap, Nelons, Willie Nelson, Oak Ridge Boys, Squire Parsons, Sandi Patty, Guy Penrod, David Phelps, Dottie Rambo, Linda Randle, Lulu Roman, George Beverly Shea, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Paul Simon, Singing Contractors, Connie Smith, Speer Family, Statesmen, Statler Brothers, JD Sumner & The Stamps, Ralph Stanley, Russ Taff, Talleys, Conway Twitty, and Gene Watson.
Originally from Russell Springs, KY, Williams is proud of his hometown. In 2014, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear commissioned Kevin an official “Kentucky Colonel”. In 2017, local officials named a street “Kevin Williams Way” in his honor.
Kevin founded a charity in 2014 called Kevin's Kids which has raised over $200,000 to benefit needy children in Kentucky, and continues to help hundreds of children each year.
Kevin and his wife, Kathy, have been married 24 years and have 2 daughters, Carolina and Olivia. He is an ordained deacon, and has led a men's Bible study in Nashville for 12 years.
Kevin says his mission in life is, “To put smiles on faces and to bring joy, hope, and encouragement to audiences everywhere.” He certainly seems to be accomplishing his mission.