Don Francisco (born February 28, 1946) is an independent American singer, songwriter, and musician, specializing in the field of contemporary Christian music. He has won two Dove awards, 1980 song of the year (for “He’s Alive”), and 1980 Songwriter of the year.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a Christian seminary professor Clyde T. Francisco. Francisco’s early career centered on the folk-rock music common during the mid-1960s, but after an experience Francisco believed was supernatural, he rededicated his life to God and changed his personal, musical direction. Francisco is married and lives in Colorado with his wife, Wendy, also a recording artist as well as a graphic artist.
In 1977 Don Francisco recorded “I Don’t Care Where You’ve Been Sleeping” for the album Forgiven. According to the Francisco’s website: “We get more letters about the healing impact of this song than any other except ‘He’s Alive.'” It is one of the most uncompromising songs he has ever written and it is considered by many to be one of his best songs.
Benson re-released the original album Forgiven along with Got to Tell Somebody, and put them both on one CD in 1988. That re-release left off the song “I Don’t Care Where You’ve Been Sleeping” off in order to fit both albums on one 70-minute CD. However, they did release the Forgiven album in the early 1990s with that song on it, along with all others, on their “Right Price” line of CDs.
Eventually after 1994, Don Francisco opted to operate independently, which, while affording him more control, seems to have had no ill effect on his musical output or quality. On the contrary, albums released after have gradually gained the use of further session work and demonstrate an even greater range of styles.
In 2003 Francisco released The Promises, which consists almost entirely of selected and paraphrased readings from the Bible. The disk is a collaboration between Don and Wendy Francisco.
NewPax Records 1981
Got To Tell Somebody
NewPax Records 1979
NewPax Records 1977
Brother Of The Son
NewPax Records 1976