William “Singing Billy” Walker

“Amazing Grace: The Story of William “Singing Billy” Walker is about the Spartanburg resident, religious music composer and publisher. Walker became famous in the mid-1800s for changing the way people learned to sing traditional hymns. William Walker became famous for putting music to the beloved poem “Amazing Grace,” creating the world renowned hymn, and publishing it for the first time, in his best-selling music book, Southern Harmony, still in print today. Can't see the video? Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/y19i50sZ3Ao

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