Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Bill Gaither's Country Gospel Favorites
STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 152714-22446 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHD8972 FORMAT: CD Album RELEASE DATE: 2014-08-12 RRP: £7.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
With such a vast quantity of recordings made by the Gaithers through their Homecoming Friends gatherings, there's plenty of opportunities to reshuffle tracks into fresh compilations and this one, featuring as it does some giants of country music, is one of their best. I've always loved the Dallas Frazier song "Baptism Of Jesse Taylor" and the Gaither Vocal Band give it a good go while the late, great George Jones was, despite his age and infirmity, still able to add his delicious country twang to "Amazing Grace". Elsewhere the Statler Brothers, Jimmy Dean, Brenda Lee, Randy Travis and soulful, blind country singer Ronnie Milsap all show off their paces on well known gospel songs. The best cut of all is Marty Stuart who with his Fabulous Superlatives adding some delicious Appalachian-style mountain harmonies to the haunting hymn "The Unseen Hand" is truly captivating.
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Enjoy performances from some of country music’s most acclaimed artists with this new release featuring some of Bill Gaither’s favourite moments alongside country gospel recording artists who have shared the stage with the Homecoming family of artists.
Household names such as the Oak Ridge Boys, George Jones, Ronnie Milsap, the Statler Brothers and more deliver powerhouse gospel songs with their signature twang and a whole lot of heart.
Whether it’s up-and-coming singers like the duo Joey+Rory or longtime legends including Brenda Lee and Jimmy Dean, you’ll enjoy these special moments and popular tunes sung only as these down home folks can sing them!