Gospel Music Hall of Fame members and GRAMMY® Award winners the Gaither Vocal Band will release a new audio compilation today, in celebration of this year's Gaither Vocal Band Reunion LIVE! concert event, scheduled to take place on October 19 and 20. Special Anniversary Collection (Gaither Music Group) features some of the group's most-requested hits and most-popular songs since the group recorded its signature two-disc set of hits in 2005. Fans will enjoy classic renditions of "He Touched Me," "I Believe in a Hill Called Mt. Calvary," "The Love of God," "The Baptism of Jesse Taylor," "Let Freedom Ring," "Mary, Did You Know?" and more.
"I am so grateful to have had the opportunity of working with some of the greatest male vocalists ever in the field of gospel music," stated group founder and vocalist Bill Gaither. "I take a lot of pride when I look at the pictures and see all of that talent. What can I say? I am blessed!"
Many of those talented group alumni featured on the anniversary compilation will join together on one stage for the two-day, once-in-a-lifetime Reunion LIVE! concert experience to be held in Greenville, SC, at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The weekend will feature the current Gaither Vocal Band line-up--Gaither, Wes Hampton, Todd Suttles, Adam Crabb and Reggie Smith--along with former members Gary McSpadden, Mark Lowry, Russ Taff, Larnelle Harris, David Phelps, Jim Murray, Guy Penrod, Jon Mohr, Michael English, Buddy Mullins, Lee Young and Marshall Hall.
This reunion, featuring special guest appearances from Gloria Gaither, Gene McDonald, Wesley Pritchard and Kevin Williams, offers attendees gold, silver and bronze ticket packages in addition to individual evening concert tickets. Group packages for 10 or more people are also available. More information is available here.
The lauded quintet just received six nominations for the 2018 GMA DOVE Awards including Southern Gospel Artist of the Year, Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year--"Hallelujah Band" (writers: Becca Mizell, Sam Mizell), Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year--"Chain Breaker" (writers: Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams), Southern Gospel Album of the Year-We Have This Moment (producers: Bill Gaither, Gordon Mote), Long Form Video of the Year-Country Roots and Gospel Favorites -- Gaither Vocal Band/The Gatlin Brothers/The Oak Ridge Boys (director: Doug Stuckey) (producer: Bill Gaither) and Christmas/Special Event Album of the Year--Country Roots and Gospel Favorites -- Gaither Vocal Band/The Gatlin Brothers/The Oak Ridge Boys (producer: Bill Gaither).
Produced by famed country and gospel music performer and studio musician Gordon Mote, the We Have This Moment (Gaither Music Group) CD recording debuted at #1 on the Southern Gospel chart and at #4 on the CCM chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its companion DVD, which released in October of last year, captures stage performances of 14 of the group's recorded songs, including Gaither classics and some of today's most popular worship songs of the church such as "Chain Breaker" and the group's current top-charting radio single, "Jesus Messiah."
The first radio single from the release, "Hallelujah Band," which landed in the Top 5 on the national radio chart, highlights how these five unique voices and personalities have come together to create something special. Written by Becca Mizell and Sam Mizell, the up-tempo number was featured via social media as a performance video that has garnered over one million views on Facebook. The group's follow-up video of "Chain Breaker" has received nearly three million Facebook views.
Special Anniversary Collection will be featured as part of a TV special airing on over 15 networks that carry the "Gaither Gospel Hour" weekly, including RFD-TV, DIRECTV, TBN, The Heartland Network, Dish TV, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT, TLN and GaitherTV. It will air in Canada on Vision TV, The Miracle Channel, Grace TV and CTS. The recording is featured on www.gaither.com, in the Gaither Fall Catalog Collection, via the company's social media properties and on the Gaither YouTube channel, which garners over 30 million views monthly.
Special Anniversary Collection is exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music and is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, CBD.com and Gaither.com.
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Special Anniversary Collection CD Song Listing:
1. Give It Away
2. Dig a Little Deeper in God's Love
3. He Touched Me
4. Yes, I Know
5. Mary, Did You Know?
6. Bread Upon the Water
7. Heartbreak Ridge and New Hope Road
8. The Love of God
9. Knowing You'll Be There
10. Let Freedom Ring
11. The Baptism of Jesse Taylor
12. My Journey to the Sky
13. It Is Finished
14. 'Til the Storm Passes By
15. I Walked Today Where Jesus Walks
16. There's Something About That Name
17. I Believe in a Hill Called Mt. Calvary