Wills Family (1938-????; 2000-????)
The Wills Family was formed in 1938 by A. B. "Pop" Wills. The group was based in Texas. They had a nationally syndicated TV program.
Daughter Lou Wills who started her career singing with her family ultimately became a songwriter, journalist, publisher, and perhaps most notably, the industry's first female booking agent.
In 1957, the youngest son of "Pop" Wills, Bob Wills Sr., launched the Inspirationals Quartet.
After the Wills Family name had been dormant for some time, Bob Wills Jr. and his wife Annette relaunched the Wills Family name in 2000. They were joined by his father, Bob Wills Sr., and his sister, Angel. Brothers Don and Ron Wills also traveled with the revived Wills Family when their schedules permitted.
In 2017, Bob Jr., Don, and Ron joined forces with former Inspirationals lead singer Raplh Green and tenor Dan Keeton to relaunch a new version of the Inspirationals.
1966 The Family Bible (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6043): Out Of The Wilderness; A White Rose; The Lily Of The Valley; How Great Thou Art; What A Precious Friend; Jesus Use Me; Satisfied With Me; The Family Bible; The Healer; Jesus Loves Me; Lovest Thou Me; The Altar Call.
1967 Answers Your Request (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6049): Battle Hymn Of The Republic; Gloryland; Someday We'll Rest Over There; Jubilee Morning; It's So Wonderful; Shelter Of His Arms; It's A Wonderful Feeling; Somebody Bigger Than You And I; Treasures Forever; Little David; Time Has Made A Change; He's My Dearest Friend; Big Bill.
1968 Yes, Yes, Yes (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6054): The Church Triumphant; Yes, Yes, Yes; Beside Still Waters; 'Till The Last Leaf Shall Fall; Mother's Flower Garden; I Want To Be Ready; Happy Tracks; I See A Bridge; What The World Needs Now; Lord, I Want You Near; What God Has Wrought; No More.
1968 The Third Man (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6057): Will The Circle Be Unbroken; Shout Brothers Shout; Our Lord's Return; Nobody; Just One More Soul; I'll Be Ready Then; I Can Hardly Wait; How Green Is Your Valley; Turn To Jesus; Old Brother Noah; The Third Man (Lou's Solo); God Be With You.
1969 Now I Have Everything (Skylite Records/SRLP/SSLP-6074): Now I Have Everything; I Have A Desire; Stroll Over Heaven With You; I'll Meet You In The Morning; Take My Hand, Precious Lord (Featuring "Pop"); I Have A Dream (Featuring "Bill"); Oh What A Feeling; Sawdust And Folding Chairs; Then I Met The Master; My Home; I'd Like To Go Back (Featuring "Pop"); "Pop" Featuring "Lou".
???? Keep A Happy Heart (Sword And Shield Records/LPM-1007): Keep A Happy Heart; I'll Never Be Lonely; House Of Gold; I've Chosen Jesus; My God Won't Ever Let Me Down; To God Alone; I Sing Because I'm Happy; What A Day That Will Be; If I Can Help Somebody; The New Tomorrow; Hymn Medley: Rock Of Ages/Amazing Grace/When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder.
???? Wills Family Inspirational Time (Sword And Shield Records/LPM-1012): My Home; If We Never Meet Again; Lord It's Me Again; I Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now; He Touched Me; Amazing Grace; Walk With Me; The Love Of God; Without Him; What Then; Are You Going My Way; Because He Loves Me; Until Then; This Little Light Of Mine.
???? Here They Come (Sword And Shield Records/LPM-1017): Here They Come; This Is What Heaven Means To Me; What A Precious Friend; Over The Next Hill; Ten Thousand Years; I'll Go; He's The Master Of The Sea; The Family Bible; Glory Road; Statue Of Liberty.