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2001 Inductees

Kurt Kaiser

By January 1, 2018January 28th, 2020No Comments

Kurt Kaiser joined Word, Inc. in 1959 as director of A&R and later became vice president and director of Word Music. Kurt has arranged and produced albums for Kathleen Battle, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Larnelle Harris, Burl Ives, George Beverly Shea, Joni Eareckson Tada, Ethel Waters and many more. In 1992, Kaiser was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from ASCAP. An acclaimed pianist, Kaiser had appeared in concert with George Beverly Shea for more that 20 years and has recorded 16 instrumental albums, including the Dove Award-winning Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs. He has more that 200 copyrighted songs to his credit, including the early Jesus Music Anthem, “Pass It On.”