Born January 9, 1927 in Roxboro, NC, Henry’s career in Southern Gospel music spanned more than five decades and is highly esteemed by both fans and his peers. Henry was pianist, writer, arranger, singer and publisher.
He participated in most all the phases and areas involving Southern Gospel Music beginning as pianist with the Ozark Quartet in 1947. He became nationally known in his work with the Weatherford Quartet (1958-1961), the Original Imperials of the 1960s, and Henry and Hazel Slaughter gospel singing duo continuing through the 1990s. Their recordings were popular on Christian Radio Stations across the nation, including several that were tops on the ‘middle of the road’ charts in the 1970s. They toured the US and Canada during the 1970s and 1980s with great success. Henry’s composition "What A Precious Friend Is He" is his most loved song by the gospel music world over several decades and best personifies his writing style.
Henry received five GMA Dove Awards for the Best Gospel Instrumentalist of the Year during the 1970s. He was among the first to be inducted into the Southern Gospel Piano Roll of Honor in 1996.
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