Church hosts comedian Sept. 15
A Christian comedian and musician will perform at a local church Sunday night.
Aaron Wilbur, a feature on the Gaither Homecoming Tour and videos. Will perform at Calvary Baptist Church in Russellville at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15
Wilburn has endeared himself to thousands of laughter-loving fans with his own down-home brand of humor, as he talks about his southern roots, his family, children and his faith.
It’s common to see a grandfather laughing along with his teen-agers and children. As Aaron says, “There is no generation gap with laughter.”
Little would one expect that the same buy that brings people to tears with laughter also has written songs that have touched the lives of so many. His gift of songwriting has brought with it Dove Awards as well as Grammy nominations. In 2005 Aaron was honored by his home state as the Alabama Music Hall of Fame put an exhibit of his life and music on display in it’s honored halls in the company of such notables as gospel singer Jake Hess and the queen of gospel music, Vestal Goodman.
They are surrounded by the likes of Tammy Wynette, Lionel Richie and Percy Sledge just to name a few.
In 2005 David Johnson of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame named Aaron Wilburn the official host/MC of the future Alabama Music Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
Whether he is on stage in an arena surrounded by 15,000 or in a banquet setting for a corporation or church, Aaron Wilburn is at home. If you tell him, “I loved your act”, he’ll probably tell you, “That’s no act, that’s who I am.”
And to borrow his famous three words, “He’s funny!, bless his heart!”
Here’s what has been said by Dr. Kristen Koehler, Director of Troy University’s Davis Theatre:
“Aaron Wilburn’s show has been a real highlight of our season with our patrons at Troy University’s Davis Theatre in Montgomery. He truly is a wonderful story teller, and his songs were a big hit. We have had comedians on our season before who have received a standing ovation, but I have never heard our patrons calling out for an encore. He was a perfect fit for my audience. As several subscribers told me as they were leaving the theatre, he was just what we needed. We all needed to forget our troubles for a while. We needed some laughter to remind us that life is something to be enjoyed.”