Gaither Vocal Band members past and present will come together for a reunion concert during this year’s National Quartet Convention. This special reunion event will take place Thursday, Sept. 15 at 1:15 p.m. in Freedom Hall on the grounds of the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center.
The event will pair current and former members of the prestigious Gaither Vocal Band, led by multi- Grammy Award winning Bill Gaither.
Little could anyone have known the impact this multi-talented group would have on the contemporary and southern gospel music world when the group was originally organized back in the early 1980s, on the spur of the moment backstage at a Bill Gaither Trio concert.
Since that impromptu performance, the popular group has enjoyed numerous hit songs, several Grammy Awards and more than a dozen Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association.
In addition to the much loved current Vocal Band members, who include Mark Lowry, Michael English, David Phelps and Wes Hampton, former Vocal Band members joining Gaither for this special musical event will include Marshall Hall, Larnelle Harris, Jon Mohr, Buddy Mullins, Jim Murray, Russ Taff and original members, Steve Green, Gary McSpadden and Lee Young.
The Thursday afternoon Gaither Vocal Band Reunion Showcase Spectacular is sure to be one of the highlights of NQC week. The Gaither Vocal Band Reunion Volume 1 & 2 CDs, recorded in the summer of 2008 and released in 2009, debuted in the top two positions on Billboard Magazine’s Contemporary Christian album chart. The DVDs of the same title debuted in the No. 1 and No. 2 positions on the music video charts, as well. Gaither will bring those recordings to life during the Reunion Showcase in Louisville.
In addition to Thursday afternoon’s Vocal Band reunion event, Gaither also will host the popular Homecoming Sing-Along concert on Friday, Sept. 16 at noon. The Gaither Vocal Band also will be featured on Friday evening’s concert line-up.
A complete schedule of events may be obtained online at www.nqconline.com.