Label: T.F.O. Records - LP 121 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Gospel
After being denied a raise by the station, he moved to HoustonTexas. Due to financial issues he sold the song to Paul Buskirk. Upon purchasing the song, Buskirk took it to singer Claude Gray. Gray's recording of the song reached number seven on Billboard 's Hot Country Singles. Fueled by the success of the record, Nelson moved to Nashville, Tennesseewhere he enjoyed recognition for writing the song. It became part of Nelson's live performance set, and he recorded it for the first time himself for his album Yesterday's Wine.
Nelson became a popular DJ, while he continued to make live performances. During this time he started writing "Family Bible". His inspiration for the song came from his grandmother, Nancy Elizabeth Smothers, who would sing " Rock of Ages " and read from the Bible after supper. Nelson played the demo of the song that he had recorded on a reel-to-reel tape machine for Mae Boren Axton after interviewing her on the show.
Impressed by Nelson's songwriting, Axton recommended that he go to Nashville and dedicate himself to songwriting full-time. Nelson quit the job at the radio station after being denied a raise inmoving later to Houston. On his way to Houston, Nelson stopped by the Esquire Ballroom to Che Ne Sai Di Me - Kaizer - Kaizer Blaster Tape Vol.1 his original songs to Is My Lord Satisfied - The Ogdon Family - Family Bible band singer Larry Butler.
Instead, he signed Nelson to his band. While in Houston, he recorded sides for the label. Nelson was also hired by guitar instructor Paul Buskirk to work as an instructor in his school. Buskirk organized the session and hired the musicians. When it was first published, the song did not include any credit to Nelson as the songwriter.
Nelson later declared that he did not feel any regrets for selling the song, stating, "I felt if I Is My Lord Satisfied - The Ogdon Family - Family Bible write one hit song, I could write another". MCA reissued inand George Jones also recorded a version of the song for Mercury Recordswhich rose to 16 on the country singles chart.
December 18, at Goldstar Studios. Countrygospel. Mercury Family Bible Nelson's recording of the song on his album Yesterday's Wine.
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