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Southern Gospel singer Ila Chandler Knight came from generations of Southern Gospel shape note singers. Beginning at an early age and going through her most recent CD release There is a Fountain in the Summer of 2012. Ila has appeared on many venues in her lifetime including Dove Broadcasting's "Nite Line" as well as "Down Home Gospel" on WGGS-TV 16 and also "Back Porch Gospel," filmed in Hyden, KY at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass Music with Dean Osborne. She has written several chart Southern gospel songs and has had her music recorded by the Inspirations Quartet, the Kingsmen, the Florida Boys, Providence Quartet, The Blackwood Brothers, The Hopper Brothers and Connie and many others. I'll Live Again, written by Ila Knight and recorded by the Kingsmen, was nominated for Song of the Year in 1999 at the Singing News Fan Awards.
Songs such as The First Look, What A Morning, The Redeemed Are Coming Home, Jesus Is All That I Need, I'll Sail Away, I'll Live Again, I'll Meet You When The Morning Comes, Where Angels Roam, Mother, I'll Be In The Rapture and many others can be found in her song books. You will be thrilled to find the old fashioned shape notes in her song books and all these beautiful, original songs.
Ila Knight's songs, I'll Live Again and I'll Never Die were featured in the musical Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming, a Christian show seen round the world and still playing in many cities around the country today. She was a special invited guest at the opening of the show in Cincinnati, OH with Alan Bailey directing and Mike Craver as Music Director. Connie Ray, the actual author, was in attendance and was one of the most gracious and lovely people "I have ever met."
Ila is "just an old fashioned country girl, saved by the grace of God, who loves singing for Him and telling the world of His grace and mercy."