Monday, November 26, 2007

Merrill Womack-Christian, Pilot, Burn victim, and a hell of a tenor!



I've been a big fan of Merrill Womack since my earliest crate-digging adventures in the early 90's. A basic overview: Womack created his own religious records by overdubbing his voice 40 times to create a full male choir. He would fly himself around the West Coast to sing and promote his records. One stormy night hiss plane went down and he suffered third degree burns over his entire body. He sand thorugh the ambulance ride and subsequent skin grafting sessions. He continued to record albums, run his own company, build a recording studio empire for many years after his accident. Admittedly, I bought the first album out of novelty, but after hearing him belt out his signature tune, "Happy Again", I found hope. Not through the Jesus, but through one mans perseverance and optimism. I hope that on this first-day-back-at-work-after-a-long-holiday-weekend he can provide you the same. And Thank you WFMU blog for this link!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was because of Jesus that Merrill could have that optimism and perserverance. He couldn't have done it without Him, and Merrill would testify to that.

Mary said...

Merrill Womach sang at our conference in 1977, Santa Maria, CA. He was such an inspiration. I was just trying to look up one of his songs from Isa. 53 when I came across this site.

Anonymous said...

Does Merrill still sing and make CDs? I absolutely love his song (don't know the name of it) that likens the cross to the Statue of Liberty. I wish that that song was our National Anthem!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed Merrill's music. He was a blessing. Where is he now? I tried to do an account and it wouldn't let me.