|Genres:||Folk Pop / Rock|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
1951, Macon, Georgia, USA, d. 16 August 1992, USA. Heard was a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) singer-songwriter and guitarist, whose promising career was tragically cut short, although he received numerous accolades from his peers and left behind an impressive discography of albums before his death. Heards musical talents were noticed early on, as he was supposedly offered a recording contract with Columbia Records shortly after turning 20, but admirably turned it down, opting for artistic freedom instead. He did some soul searching in Switzerland during the early 70s, as he studied the writings of philosopher Francis Schaeffer, which influenced his own songwriting. Although Heard sporadically released albums during the 70s, it was not until the dawn of the 80s that he began issuing recordings on a regular basis (almost all of which were issued via the independent Home Sweet Home label), including highlights such as 1982s Victims Of The...