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Michael English (April 12, 1962 - )
Michael English got his start singing with his family's group, the Singing Samaritans, in the 1970s. After that, he joined the Singing Americans for a year or so in 1981-82, pulled brief stints with the Happy Goodmans and Couriers Unlimited, then returned to the Singing Americans for two more years. It was during his second tenure with the Singing Americans that his live rendition of "I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy" (from Live And Alive) came to be widely known. Southern Gospel radio embraced and played the song repeatedly, putting it at the top position on the Singing News monthly airplay chart for the first three months of 1985.
He then returned to the Christian market with Gospel (1998) and Heaven To Earth (2000). Hailed as his big comeback (with Gospel being a lower budget release), the success of Heaven To Earth was thwarted when it was revealed that English was suffering from an addiction to painkillers and had obtained some prescriptions illegally. Because he had completed a drug treatment program, English was given a suspended sentence and community service, though he continued to struggle with drug addiction for several more years.
1991 Michael English (Warner Alliance/WBD-4104): Solid As The Rock; Mary, Did You Know; Do You Believe In Love; In Christ Alone; Take The Time; Start A Party; Let's Build A Bridge; His Heart Is Big Enough; Love Won't Leave You Out In The Rain; Heaven.
1993 Hope (Warner Alliance/WBD-9-45207-2): Save Me; There Is A Love; Holding Out Hope To You; Message Of Mercy; Love Moves In Mysterious Ways; A Place Called Hope; Savior; I've Got A Love; Always For You; There's Not A Crown Without A Cross.
1995 Healing (Curb Records/D2-77694): Save Me; Healing; There Is A Love; (Love Moves in) Mysterious Ways; Let's Build A Bridge; Do You Believe In Love; Love Won't Leave You (Out in the Rain); Give It Away; Holding Out Hope To You; Always For You.
1996 Freedom (Curb Records): Freedom; Your Love Amazes Me; I Wanna Know; Why Didn't I; When I Need You; Find My Way Back To You; Give It Away; Love Has A Mind Of It's Own; The Wind; Freedom Field.
1998 Gospel (Curb Records): John The Revelator; Blessed Assurance; Midnight Cry; Up Above My Head; Go Rest High On That Mountain; Gospel Ship; Had It Not Been; Dig A Little Deeper; I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy; I Surrender All.
2000 Heaven To Earth (Curb Records/D2-77980): Finally Free; I Will Be; All Day All Night; Heaven To Earth; To Live On; How Grace Feels; Always Be There; I'll Believe In You; I Am Holding You; If You Only Knew.
2003 Christmas (Curb Records): The Little Drummer Boy; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Go Tell It On The Mountain; Mary, Did You Know; Let's Make A Baby King; O Come, Emmanuel; When The Baby Grew Up; O Holy Night; That Spirit Of Christmas; Silent Night.
2006 In Christ Alone (Curb Records): In Christ Alone; Solid As The Rock; Mary Did You Know; Heaven; Holding Out Hope To You; Save Me; There Is A Love; Love Moves In Mysterious Ways; Healing; Your Love Amazes Me; I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy; Heaven To Earth; Right Where You Are; The Maker Of The Road.
2008 The Prodigal Comes Home (Curb Records): Sanctuary; Feels Like Redemption; Break Through; The Only Thing Good In Me; Don't Think I'm Not Thankful; Redeem Me; Time; A New Day; Have A Little Faith In Me; The Prodigal Son; Right Where You Are.
2012 Some People Change: I Ain't Givin' Up On Jesus; Come To The River; I'd Rather Have Jesus; Some People Change; Knew You Were Waiting; That Great Day; In Christ Alone; Journey Now; Wakin' Up The Dawn; Stubborn; I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry.
2015 Worship: Blessed Be Your Name; 10,000 Reasons; A Little More Jesus; Amazing Grace My Chains Are Gone; Everybody Clap Your Hands; O The Blood; Let It Rain; No Weapon; He's Able; Revelation Song; Hallelujah For The Cross.
2015 Live At Daywind: Solid As A Rock; Daystar; Hope Medley (includes Holding Out Hope, Love Moves In Mysterious Ways, Your Love Amazes Me and Save Me); Mary Did You Know; Come To The River (duet with Russ Taff); Blessed Assurance; Please Forgive Me; Feels Like Redemption; In Christ Alone; I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy.
2017 Love Is The Golden Rule (Daywind Records/614187029527): My Love; Little Is Much; The Living Years; None Of Us Are Free; Finally Coming Home; One Drop Of Love; Cry Holy; Hello Happiness; Love Is The Golden Rule; Let Me Hold You.