Looking back over Paris’ illustrious musical career, this singer/songwriter’s accomplishments are anything but small. She has released well over 20 albums, amassed 33 number one singles, and was named the Gospel Music Association Female Vocalist Of The Year an astounding three separate times.
Twila released her first full-length album, Knowin’ You’re Around, in 1981, and along the way she has written books, recorded children’s music, and created timeless worship songs. Her song “God Is In Control” won the GMA Song Of The Year award in 1995 and her 1992 Sanctuary release won the GMA Praise & Worship Album Of The Year award, just to name a few of her accolades.
And she’s much more than just a pop songwriter, because familiar Twila songs, like “He Is Exalted,” “We Bow Down,” "We Will Glorify," and "Lamb Of God," can also be found in many church hymnals. Twila has helped to pioneer today’s praise and worship music and contributed greatly to making this informal style acceptable to normally more conservative churches.
In recent years, Twila has released a patriotic-themed project, 2012's God Shed His Grace: Songs Of Truth And Freedom, that includes two new cuts ("God Of Our Fathers" and "America The Beautiful") and songs hand-picked from her other projects. The purpose of the project is to inspire patriots with themes of God's protection and love, even in difficult times. She also released an EP entitled Hymns in 2014, which features three of Twila's favorite hymns.