Sunday, December 21, 2008
If you're thinking this is "just another Christian Christmas album", you're only partially right.
Merrill Womach was blessed with a four octave singing voice - twice over the norm! He began singing publicly at the age of 6 and dedicated his life to bringing his message to the masses through his God given talent.
On Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, 1961, Womach was in a fiery airplane crash that almost took his life. Burned beyond recognition - his head swelled to the size of a basketball. Womach has had over 50 skin graft operations to repair the damage since that tragic day.
Despite losing most of the skin on his face, his voice was unaffected and continued his career of singing. His story was told in an autobiography called "Tested by Fire" and a documentary movie entitled "He Restoreth My Soul".
This was recorded seven years after the crash and his phenomenal voice really comes across and Merrill doesn't hold back - it's a tour de force!
Merrill Womach - Sings Christmas Carols
According to sources on the Internet, Merrill now runs a multi-million dollar business in Spokane, WA providing taped music for funeral homes across the U.S. & Canada. In his office is a crucifix made from the plane's wreckage.
If you want to learn more about Womach, visit his MySpace page.