George Hamilton IV is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has recorded country, rock, folk, Christian and gospel songs. He has many hit records to his credit, including the million sellers: “Abilene” and “A Rose And A Baby Ruth.”
In addition to his enduring popularity in the United States, his unique talent, Christian values, friendly and gentle personality have made him a highly popular stage performer and recording artist in many countries, including Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. He is widely known as “The Ambassador Of Country Music (and has been named as such by Billboard Magazine). George has been a frequent guest singer with the Dr. Billy Graham Crusades. He lives his faith. Without fanfare, he visits hospitals and schools to encourage young and old, alike.
In late 2006, George was honored in London, England, for his “Considerable work in bringing Country Music to International audiences, including ground-breaking work in Russia and other Eastern countries in the 1970s when he became the first to take Country Music behind the Iron Curtain”.
George said about this album, “This CD album could easily have been titled, ‘George IV Sings the Jack Ownbey Songbook,' since most of the songs were written or co-written by my friend, Roy G. ‘Jack’ Ownbey. (Jack is also the co-writer of the award-winning book, The Hank Snow Story). Jack and his co-writers pen lyrics with a message – songs that ‘touch the heartstrings’ – positive songs of faith and inspiration! Many of these songs have already become personal favorites of mine and will, I’m sure, someday become country-gospel standards. It was a joy, a privilege, and a blessing to be involved in this project. I’m grateful to Jack for inspiring me and strengthening my faith with his gift of song, as I’m sure you, the listener, will be, too!
George Hamilton IV