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Multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist Bill Gaither and prominent Christian events producer Premier Productions have announced plans to bring the Bill Gaither & The Gaither Vocal Band Christmas Homecoming Tour to select cities during December of 2019.
For nearly half a century, multi-Grammy and Dove Award winner Bill Gaither has been a musical trailblazer. His reputation as a performer, songwriter and mentor for newly-discovered artists is known world-wide. His beloved series of Homecoming CDs and DVDs continues to top the sales charts and attract an ever-increasing audience. Pollstar Magazine ranks Premier Productions as the largest producer of live Christian events both nationally and internationally, producing more than 600 events each year. The relationship between Gaither and Premier has extended for nearly three decades, weathering the test of time and the ever-changing world of concert promotion.
For more than 20 consecutive years, Gaither has been bringing Christmas concert events each holiday season to cities nationwide, and many of those events have been promoted by Premier Productions. This year will be no exception as the legendary recording artist and Premier will present an exciting celebration filled with the very best in Christian music, including Gaither’s own multi-award winning group, The Gaither Vocal Band.
The Gaither Vocal Band, featuring Gaither, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles and Reggie Smith, will be joined on this season’s Christmas tour by several talented musical guests. Throughout the evening these talented performers will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites, in addition to classic Christmas standards guaranteed to ring in holiday cheer. Few events have the ability to unite individuals from all walks of life the way Gaither concerts do. “The longer I live, the more I learn to appreciate the here and now – this moment – this place in life – this group of people with whom I am privileged to collaborate,” Gaither states.
Taking the stage with Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band will be multi-Grammy nominated vocal group The Martins, as well as Gospel Music Hall of Fame members The Nelons, popular female vocalist Charlotte Ritchie, and talented male vocalist Gene McDonald. Gaither’s four-piece musical entourage, comprised of Kevin Williams, Matthew Holt, Greg Ritchie and Kevin Moore, will also add musical delight to each evening.
Each concert event is unique as Gaither continues to be delighted by audiences’ response to the concerts, even now, more than 40 years after he quit his day job as a teacher. “I’ve always said it all starts with a great song, and we are fortunate that each concert includes great songs that have stood the test of time,” he says. “With all the musical choices that are available now, there is still a special place for the joy and optimism that reside in Gospel music and the traditional Christmas classics. Good news never gets old.”