Wikipedia gives the following tribute: Gary Sanford Paxton (born May 18, 1939 – July 16, 2016) is an American record producer, and a Grammy Award and Dove Award winningsongwriter and recording artist.
James Marvell, Gospel artist, tells SGNScoops: “The composer of ‘He Was There All The Time’ passed away today. Gary S. Paxton was truly a musical visionary.
“I knew Gary since the early ’70’s and always hoped to record one of his great compositions. I plan to do that in the future, a song Gary Paxton himself pitched to me a few years back which I sang on the national TV Show ‘Spirit Of America’ filmed in Branson around 2006. I hope to record the song in his honor.”
SGNScoops extends their thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Gary Paxton.
Garth Brooks is the highest paid country artist on the list, bringing in $70 million from music sales and his tour, which landed him at the number 15 spot on the list. Kenny Chesney comes in at number 26 with $56 million thanks to his music, tours, Costa sunglasses and Blue Chair Bay rum company. Luke Bryan brought in $53 million, landing him at number 37.
Other country artists on the list include Toby Keith at #47 with $47.5 million, Jason Aldean at #75 with $36.5 million.
According to Forbes, rankings are based on “numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders and many of the stars themselves;” agent, manager and laywer fees have not been deducted.
– Posted by Country Girl CMTT
Grandma and Grandpa rented the cabin, and Nathan and Jessica provided the granddaughter the perfect recipe for a magnificent vacation. Ella was walking everywhere into everything and just leaning using her first words. With credit to Nate and Jess,Ella is about as happy, curious, friendly, independent and obedient as a toddler can be. One of the best things they have taught her is to ask for help. If a toy needed winding or a glass needed filling, Ella would hold it up to the nearest adult and say, “Hep”
One early morning while everyone was asleep she and I walked down to the sandy spot on the lake next to our dock. Self-driven and determined, Ella was speeding ahead, leaving Grandpa to follow. Along the way were obstacles: a closed door, steps on the path and finally a retaining wall near the water just higher than her little legs could manage.. at each one, without looking back, she reached her little hand toward me and exclaimed, “Hep”.
Sitting on the dock, watching her splash in the shallow as the sun warmed the morning , a thought came to me how like Ella I ‘d like to be. She just started off into her day, knowing I would be right there when she needed me. When a problem arose, she didn’t fret, whine or quit, she simply raised her hand and asked for help, fully expecting I would have the ability to handle whatever obstructed her. Once past the obstacle she rushed ahead to the next one, confident I would be there every time she needed .