Aaron Wilburn

Aaron Wilburn (July 9, 1950 - November 27, 2020)

Also Credited as C Aaron Wilburn.

Biography

Aaron Wilburn was a singer, songwriter, comedian, and musician. Many gospel fans first became aware of Wilburn after he joined the Happy Goodmans in 1971 to play rhythm guitar. People began to notice him as a serious songwriter after he and Eddie Crook co-wrote the classic "What A Beautiful Day (For The Lord To Come Again)" which became a signature song for the Goodmans. After releasing an album of mostly original songs in 1972, he was sometimes billed as "the little guy" with the Goodmans and was a featured soloist in addition to playing in their band.

After leaving the Goodmans to run a publishing company, Wilburn continued to appear as a soloist. He began telling funny stories initially about the Goodmans and soon his career as a comedian was established. His material eventually included a mix of humorous stories and novelty songs with titles like "Putting On The Dog" and "O Blessed Tail Lights."

Wilburn never stopped writing serious gospel songs, however. At the turn of the 21st century, Karen Peck And New River's recording of one of his best known songs, "Four Days Late," was sitting at the top of the radio airplay charts. Other popular songs written or co-written by Wilburn include "It's Beginning To Rain" (co-written with Bill & Gloria Gaither) and "Sometimes Miracles Hide" (recorded by contemporary Christian artist Bruce Carroll). He also wrote songs recorded by secular artists including Lee Greenwood, Faron Young, and Barbara Mandrell.

Wilburn operated his own record label, the Aaron Wilburn Music Group.

Awards

2021 - Southern Gospel Music Association Hall Of Fame
2001-2010 - Singing News Song Of The Decade for "Four Days Late"

Solo Discography

hi-res
1972 Has Arrived (Harbor Records) Ole Swimmin Hole; Show me The Way To Calvary; Jesus Knows All About It; Modern Age Of Progress; The Happy Kind; Leave A Little Love; So Small Am I; I Want To Meet You There; So Much More; It's All Over Now.

1981 The Aaron Wilburn Project (Aaron Wilburn Music Group): The Rest Of The Family Of God; Go Ye; No Publicity; He's Gonna Like You; A Song Was Born; Direct Flight; Satan, You're A Liar; It's Beginning To Rain; Set Another Place At The Table; I Like Me; Jesus Is The Light; The Rest Of The Family Of God; It's Beginning To Rain.

1997 A Miracle In Every Pew (Big Time Records): He Said Peace; Four Days Late; Fly Away With You; One Day; I've Got You Covered; A Miracle In Every Pew; Only His Love Will Remain; It Took The Blood; I Know Where There's Water; His Mercy Runs Deep.

hi-res
1999 Red-Neck Boy In The Hood (/AWMG9902): Introduction; Baptists; Where I used To Go To Church; He's Her Punishment; Swingin (Song); Rednecks Part 1; Rednecks Part 2; Bubba Opened A Sushi Bar (Song); Parenting; No Hell; Shopping For A Makeup Kit; No Devils; The Skymall Magazine Part 1; The Skymall Magazine Part 2; For Your Protection; The Cats In The Kettle.

1999 Bless Your Heart (Aaron Wilburn Music Group)

hi-res
2003 Southern Culture (/AW2004): You're From The South; Krispy Kreme; Family Reunions; Southern Culture/A Man Named Odd; The Angry Wife; Pondering; 3 In 1 Oil; Talk To Me; 50th Anniversary; The Taxi Driver; Baptists; I've Got The Will; Nashville Songwriters; If My Nose Was Running Money (Song).

hi-res
2009 Why (Right Minded Records): Bless Your Heart; Redneck GPS; He Thinks He Knows You; The Object Lesson; Morning People; Weight Watchers; Is That What You're Wearing; Why; Hiny The Mule; The Weight Watchers Meeting; The Dietin Song; The News In Here; Puttin On The Dog (Song)

hi-res
2011 Is That What You're Wearing (Right Minded Records): Intro; It's Been Dry In Oklahoma; Somewhere Expensive; Bless Your Heart/Airplane Ride; Disney World/Is That What You're Wearing; Weightwatchers And Krispy Kreme; The Atkins Diet; The Food Network; Television And The News In Here: Extreme Makeover/The Obesity Virus/Mad Cow Disease/The 67-Year Old Mommy; Over 40; Rednecks; Marriage; He Thinks He Knows You; The Gold Telephone; Puttin' On The Dog; Parenthood; My Name Is Elizabeth; Nashville Songwriters; If My Nose Was Runnin' Money.

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

A Love Of My Own
Daddy Come On In
Dying To Live
Everything He Forgot
Four Days Late
Go To The Son
God's Little People
He Left It All
Home
I Ain't A Quittin Now
I Know Where There's Water
I'm Gonna Go Higher
In Everything Give Thanks
It Won't Rain Always
It's Beginning To Rain
Joy In The Morning
Jump
Just Any Day Now
Just The Beginning For Me
Live It Up
Look's Like Everybody's Going Home
Mama Blues
Modern Age Of Progress
One More Time Around The Wall
Put Something Back
She's Loved Him For So Many Years
Show Me The Way To Calvary
That Sounds Like Home To Me
The Dawn Of This New Morning
The Gift I Bring
The Night Heaven Kissed Earth
There's No One Lonely Here
Time To Be Leaving
Triumphantly He Shall Return
We've Got To Love Our Way Out
What A Beautiful Day

All articles are the property of SGHistory.com and should not be copied, stored or reproduced by any means without the express written permission of the editors of SGHistory.com.
Wikipedia contributors, this particularly includes you. Please do not copy our work and present it as your own.