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Gaither to put on showcase at the Joel

Gaither to put on showcase at the Joel
April 22
00:00 2013

Multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host an evening of music, laughter and encouragement on Friday, April 26 at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The event will feature the Gaither Vocal Band performing timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites that have been embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Joining The Gaither Vocal Band for this special evening will be The Isaacs, The Nelons, Karen Peck & New River, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald and guitarist Kevin Williams.

Year after year, Gaither has brought the Homecoming Tour into cities worldwide, performing to packed houses with collective attendance figures exceeding 1.1 million people and being ranked among the top concerts for tickets sold worldwide in any music genre during the past decade.

Gaither continues to be delighted by audiences’ response to the concerts, 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 said. “With all the musical choices that are available now, there is still a special place for the joy and optimism that resides in Gospel music. Good news never gets old.”

Named ASCAP’s Songwriters of the Century, Bill and Gloria Gaither have written more than 700 popular gospel songs throughout their multi-decade career, including favorite standards “He Touched Me,” Because He Lives” and “There’s Just Something About That Name.” Since 1992, when Gaither began recording the celebrated Homecoming series of DVDs and CDs, nearly every volume has gone gold or platinum with sales totaling approximately 100 million volumes.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Reserve tickets online at www.gaither.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or in person at the LJVM Box Office and Ticketmaster at select Wal-Mart locations.

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