Born: July 9, 1950 Ardmore, AL

Gospel Vocals, Songwriter Happy Goodman Family. Hired by Curly Putman at Green Grass Music. Traveled with the Happy Goodman Family. Wrote "What A Beautiful Day For The Lord To Come Again!"

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

aaron wilburnAaron Wilburn brings the house down with laughter... and he does it without four-letter words or making his audience feel uncomfortable.

Aaron Wilburn was born in Alabama, and early in his life realized he had a dream to be a songwriter…he has more than accomplished that with # 1 songs, multiple Song of The Year nominations and awards, Dove Awards and Grammy Nominations…resulting in his inclusion in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

But little did the young dreamer know that someday his wit and humor would make him one of the most beloved humorist/comedians, not only in the Christian world, but also in the secular world….with millions of views on Youtube, in the gospel music world he is undoubtedly The King Of Youtube!!

His travels with the Gaither Homecoming Tour and videos brought Aaron to the attention of millions who immediately fell in love with his down-home southern humor and the stories from everyday life, and whether he’s talking about the culture of his beloved southern upbringing, family life, the fashions of today, or the experiences of being Over 40, the audience connects with him and his take on life.

The songs he has brought to his audience such as If My Nose Was Running Money-I’d Blow It All On You , Puttin’ On the Dog, and Cat’s In the Kettle have brought a huge following, not only of the over 40 crowd, but also their children and grandchildren!

Since a kidney transplant in May of 2010, with his tremendous testimony of a second chance at life, Aaron has become an ambassador from the stage for the Kidney Foundation. Even with such a serious subject, he will have you in stitches, as he tells of the results in his life from having a female kidney…he finds laughter, and he finds joy in every situation, and you will find inspiration, and hope in the humor/comedy of Aaron Wilburn.

A feature on the Gaither Homecoming Tour and videos, he has endeared himself to thousands of laughter-loving fans with his own down-home brand of humor, as he talks about his southern roots, his family, children and his faith. It's common to see a grandfather laughing along with his teen-agers and children. As Aaron says, "There is no generation gap with laughter".

Little would one expect that the same buy that brings people to tears with laughter also has written songs that have touched the lives of so many. His gift of songwriting has brought with it Dove Awards as well as Grammy nominations. In 2005 Aaron was honored by his home state as the Alabama Music Hall of Fame put an exhibit of his life and music on display in it's honored halls in the company of such notables as gospel singer Jake Hess and the queen of gospel music, Vestal Goodman. They are surrounded by the likes of Tammy Wynette, Lionel Richie and Percy Sledge just to name a few.

In 2005 David Johnson of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame named Aaron Wilburn the official host/MC of the future Alabama Music Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

Whether he is on stage in an arena surrounded by 15,000 or in a banquet setting for a corporation or church, Aaron Wilburn is at home. If you tell him, "I loved your act", he'll probably tell you, "That's no act, that's who I am". And to borrow his famous three words, "He's funny!, bless his heart!"

Here's what has been said by Dr. Kristen Koehler, Director of Troy University's Davis Theatre: "Aaron Wilburn's show has been a real highlight of our season with our patrons at Troy University's Davis Theatre in Montgomery, Alabama. He truly is a wonderful story teller, and his songs were a big hit. We have had comedians on our season before who have received a standing ovation, but I have never heard our patrons calling out for an encore. He was a perfect fit for my audience. As several subscribers told me as they were leaving the theatre, he was just what we needed. We all needed to forget our troubles for a while. We needed some laughter to remind us that life is something to be enjoyed."

Source: Official website



More info:

Video: "If My Nose Was Running Money" By Aaron Wilburn

Video: Aaron Wilburn singing "Side by Side"

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Amazon: Aaron Wilburn

iTunes: Aaron Wilburn and The Happy Goodmans

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