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Michael English (born on April 12, 1962 in Kenansville, North Carolina) is a Christian singer who has been recording music since 1972. He hosts a program on TBN.

A native of Wallace, North Carolina, English performed in his family’s singing group, The Singing Samaritans, from 1972 until 1980. After graduating from high school, he joined The Singing Americans.Where he shortend his name to Mike English, later going back to Michael. He left the group in 1982 and joined The Goodmans.[1] At about the same time he married his first wife Lisa Bailey and they had a daughter Megan who was born in late 1984. After that, he joined a regional group, The Gospel Couriers, for about six months until he rejoined The Singing Americans. It was then that he had his first big success in southern gospel music with the live recording of what would become his signature song, “I Bowed On My Knees (And Cried Holy)”.

Although one of the Goodmans had brought him the song to sing and record while he was still there with them, the Singing Americans felt the song had not gone as far as it could while he sang with the group. This prompted English to record the track with the group, bringing the song its biggest success.

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 1984 to join The Gaither Vocal Band as their new lead singer, replacing Gary McSpadden.


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  • Keila_M

    In Christ Alone <3

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • gaycashion

    i am SENIOR and I could "GO HOME" any day. I am not sick, I am quite well; but when that day does come, I want Michael's recording of I BOWED ON MY KNEES played at my home going celebration. Until the i am watching THE EASTERN SKY!

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
  • LarkCGN

    Great vocalist that guy from the USA. And very good looking once upon a time. 15 years ago... ;)

    28 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Milehigh_7

    @drummer lucky you. This guy is one of the most talented vocalists I have ever heard. You simply can't imagine him live.

    10 Sep 2009 Reply
  • drummerforsale

    I totally didn't even listen to this and it showed up on my profile :P

    17 Apr 2007 Reply

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