Michael English

Gospel Singer
Born Apr 12, 1963

Michael English is an American Christian singer. Initially, he was a member of his family's singing group, and is currently a member of The Gaither Vocal Band. During his solo career, he recorded eight studio albums. English's highest-charting solo single was "Your Love Amazes Me", which reached No. 10 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1996.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Michael English.


1962 Birth Born on April 12, 1962.
1972 10 Years Old Born in Kenansville, North Carolina English was raised by parents Aubine and Grace English, in a town called North East, near Wallace, North Carolina. English performed in his family's singing group, The Singing Samaritans, from 1972 until 1980. … Read More


1982 20 Years Old He left the group in 1982 and joined The Goodmans.
1984 22 Years Old At about the same time he married his first wife Lisa Bailey and they had a daughter Megan who was born in late 1984. … Read More
1985 23 Years Old His last album with the Singing Americans, Black and White, was one of their most popular. It featured a single English was fairly well known for called "Welcome To Heaven", but success of it was possibly stalled when he left the group in 1985 to join The Gaither Vocal Band as their new lead singer, replacing Gary McSpadden, who moved to singing baritone. … Read More
1991 29 Years Old He signed his first solo recording contract with Warner Alliance in 1991 while continuing to sing lead in the Gaither Vocal Band.


1992 30 Years Old His debut effort, Michael English, was well received, ultimately winning two Dove Awards in 1992 for Male Vocalist and New Artist.
He left the Gaither Vocal Band in 1994.
At both the 1996 and 1997 Dove Awards, his co-production for album projects by The Martins won Southern Gospel Album of the Year. … Read More
1999 37 Years Old In March 1999, Bill Gaither invited English to appear at a recording of Gaither Homecoming. … Read More
2000 38 Years Old In March 2000, English recorded a new album, Heaven to Earth, which was released by Curb Records. … Read More


2002 - 2007 2 More Events
2009 47 Years Old In 2009, English rejoined the Gaither Vocal Band—making it a quintet—singing lead.
2010 48 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 4, 2010, Michael English underwent surgery on the spinal column in his neck. … Read More
2011 49 Years Old English was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2011.


2013 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2013, it was announced that Michael English would be leaving the Gaither Vocal Band to devote more time to his solo career. … Read More
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