Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Nashville Homecoming
STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 82787-DVD486 LABEL: Gaither Music Group 0617884477998 FORMAT: DVD Music video ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2009-10-30 RRP: £11.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
With a mammoth gathering of over 200 artists recorded at the new home of the Grand Ole Opry, this is a very glitzy and star studded musical assembly. It is certainly not a country music show, but when Bill Gaither interviews several country music luminaries such as various members of the Oak Ridge Boys, Bill re-asserts with them that gospel music is country music's first cousin! Indeed, it is the country artists who, in my opinion, are the stars of this recording, starting with "Jonah, Job & Moses", partially written by country music veteran Bill Anderson and powerfully sung by the Oak Ridge Boys. Other strong offerings include the very moving "In The Upper Room" by The Gatlin Brothers, "Ain't Gonna Give Up On God", by the exceptional pianist Gordon Mote and "The One I'm Dying For" by The Isaacs. There is also a very strong track called "The Promise" by southern gospel favourites The Martins. As with most of the Gaither DVD's the running time is excellent (110 minutes).
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Filmed on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and featuring more than 250 of gospel music’s finest voices, Nashville Homecoming features more than 90 minutes of classic gospel favourites. This Homecoming gathering pays tribute to the legends who paved the way for gospel music as we know it and, most importantly, celebrates the Good News that remains forever relevant in our ever-changing culture.