A spiritual reverence serves as the foundation for the soulful singing of husband-and-wife duo, Billy and Sarah Gaines. While Billy's vocals have been compared to Donny Hathaway, Sam Cooke, and Stevie Wonder and Sarah's vocals to Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin, their approach is deeper, on reflection. In a 1998 interview, Billy explained, "The reason that we're in with what we're doing is because it's a calling and it's a ministry. For the people who don't know us musically, I want them to know that we're serious musicians, writers, singers. Those who don't know us, I want them to know that we are people of good character who love God with a whole heart and are seeking God and serving Him."
Four-time Dove award nominees, the Gaines received a Dove award for "Best Inspirational Award" for their participation in the "Generation to Generation Project" in 1994. Since releasing their self-titled debut duo album in 1986, the duo has reached the number one slot on the Top 40 six times. Their hits include "A Friend Indeed," "How Great His Heart Must Be," "I Found Someone," "Right Here at Home," "The Same All The Time," and "While You Wait." Their video for "That Is Why" reached number two on the BET video charts.