Kaiser was Director of Artists & Repertoire for Word Records (Waco, TX) at a time when the company was experiencing tremendous growth. The October 14, 1972, issue of Billboard included a spotlight on Word, Inc., which then had annual sales in excess of $10 million. Billboard described Kaiser as "one of the best known composers, arrangers and conductors of sacred music today" and "a pioneer in bringing new sounds to the realm of religious music."
Kaiser wore many hats at Word Records. The same issue of Billboard noted that his duties included "writing, arranging, conducting, producing and playing music as well as thousands of miles of international travel each year to recording sessions, auditions and performances."
In 1951 Baylor graduate Jarrell McCracken founded Word Records in Waco and guided the company into a recording industry leader until his retirement in 1986. Headquarters were moved to Las Colinas, TX, in 1988, and in 1992, parent company Capital Cities ABC sold Word to Thomas Nelson, Inc. for $72 Million. Subsequent restructuring of the company eventually severed all ties with Waco.
Today Word Records is located in Nashville, Tennessee, but Baylor University was gifted with a collection of music manuscripts in 1996 as their Waco facilities were closed for good. This collection of manuscripts consists primarily of hymns and gospel songs arranged by Kurt Kaiser for recording artists on the Word Records label, including notables such as Burl Ives, Wayne Newton, Anita Bryant, Ernie Ford, and Jerome Hines.