Albert E. Brumley was an American shape note music composer and publisher, prolific in the genre of southern gospel. Born into a family of cotton sharecroppers, he entrolled in the Hartford [Oklahoma] Musical Institute, associated with the Hartford Music Company. He purchased the company in 1948, subsequently renamed Brumley Music. He wrote over 800 songs. He established the Albert E. Brumley Sundown to Sunup Gospel Sing (now Albert E. Brumley Gospel Sing) in 1969 in Springdale, Arkansas. Brumley has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.