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Baylus Benjamin McKinney

Baylus Benjamin McKinney

American musician
Baylus Benjamin McKinney
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Intro American musician
Was Singer Musician
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 22 July 1886, Heflin, Louisiana, USA
Death 7 September 1952 (aged 66 years)
Star sign CancerCancer
Education
Louisiana College
Genre:
Gospel music
Instruments:
Voice
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Biography

Baylus Benjamin McKinney or B. B. McKinney (July 22, 1886 – September 7, 1952), was an American singer, song writer, teacher, and music editor.

Biography

Early year

McKinney was a native of rural Heflin in south Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana. His home church was Bistineau Baptist Church near Heflin, which holds an annual McKinney song service in July and bears an historical marker in his memory. He was an alumnus of Louisiana College in Pineville, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Siegel-Myers School of Music and the Bush Conservatory of Music, both in Chicago, Illinois.

Musical career

McKinney wrote the words and music to 149 hymns and gospel songs. His most famous are "The Nail Scarred Hand" (1924), "Let Others See Jesus in You" (1924), "Satisfied with Jesus" (1926), "Speak to My Heart" (1927), "'Neath the Old Olive Trees" (1934), "Breathe on Me" (1937), and "Wherever He Leads I'll Go" (1937). He was also the editor of the widely-used Broadman Hymnal (1940, Nashville).

Legacy

B.B. McKinney Chapel, on the ground of the Falls Creek Baptist Encampment in Davis, Oklahoma, is named in his honor. He was posthumously inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1982.

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http://isni.org/isni/0000000028396837
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85142894
https://viaf.org/viaf/21116797
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n85142894
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