Southern gospel singer who released more than 2,500 songs, including "We Shall Behold Him" and "I Go To The Rock."
She began writing and singing country music at the age of eight and by twelve, he became a born-against Christian, switching exclusively to Christian music.
She won a Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance for her 1968 album, The Soul of Me.
She was born Joyce Reba Lutrell in Madison, Kentucky and took up Christian music over the objections of her father, who kicked her out of the house as a result.
Johnny Cash was one of many notable artists who covered her songs.