Kirk Talley


Kirk Talley is a Southern Gospel tenor singer and songwriter who began his career as a member of the Hoppers in the 1970s. His big break came in 1979 when he was hired to fill the tenor position for the Cathedral Quartet. He remained with the Cathedrals until 1983. The following year, he joined his brother and sister-in-law, Roger Talley and Debra Talley to form the Talleys. This group lasted until 1993, at which time Talley embarked on a solo career. He also performed selected dates with Ivan Parker and Anthony Burger billed as The Trio.

Talley received a great deal of negative attention nationally when he became the victim of an extortion scheme by a man who threatened to reveal the nature of Talley's sexual orientation. The man was arrested and convicted. Talley subsequently took time off from performing while he received counseling. He returned to touring and released a live recording in 2005.

Talley is an accomplished songwriter and owns his own publishing company: Kirk Talley Music.

Solo Discography

197? He's Been My Dearest Friend

1996 Serenade

1996 Far Away

1997 Shhh

1998 Songs I Wish I'd Written

1999 Tomorrow

1999 Talley Ho, Ho, Ho! (Sonlite Records/SL29292): It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year; He Put The Merry In Merry Christmas?; Christmas Card; Fruitcake?; I Pray On Christmas; Let There Be Peace On Earth; We Need A Little Christmas; Angels Sang?; Joy To The World; I'd Still Like To Go To Grandma's House For Christmas; I Can Still Celebrate Christmas; Still Her Little Child.

2000 Field Of Grace

2002 What's Missing Here

2003 Net Breaking, Boat Sinking, Bountiful Blessings

2005 Live At The River: My Story, My Song

2009 Beyond Words

2011 Hymns Of Hope


Singing News Fan Awards:
Favorite Male Singer (1983, 1996, 1998)
Favorite Tenor (1983, 1984)
Songrwiter of the Year (1987, 1996, 1997)
Favorite Soloist (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

Always Enough
Be Of Good Cheer
Country Boy
Everywhere I Go
Friend In The Fire
God Cared Enough
God Works All Things For Good
God's Gonna Send Revival
Grandma's House For Christmas
He Can Be Depended On
He Has Already Walked Through The Valley
He Is Here
He's Working In The Temple
Holy Spirit Fall On This Place
I Enjoy The Trip
I Know Him
I Will Praise Him
If He Hung The Moon
I'm A Kingdom Heir
I've Come Here To Tell You
It Carried Him
Lonely People
Lord I Want To Love You More
Love Is Alive Forever
No Army Big Enough
Oh How Sweet
Precious Savior
Step Into The Water
Take My Word For It
The Garment Of The Savior
The Peace Of My Heart
There's Been A Change
There's Still Power In The Blood
Triumphantly The Church Will Rise
We Are Still The Church
We Shall Be Caught Up
Wedding Music
When I See His Face
With Love And Compassion

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