Longview, Texas (FOX51) — Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25 at the Belcher Center at LeTourneau University, multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host two spectacular evenings of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the world class talent of the Gaither Vocal Band. Few events have the ability unite individuals from all walks of life the way Gaither concerts do. The Gaither Vocal Band will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Year after year, Bill 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. Each concert showcases gospel music's finest talent and draws new listeners with every city. The Tour stop will feature the multi-award winning Gaither Vocal Band, and showcase many of the songs included on their latest, Pure & Simple recording.
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. 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. 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, most every volume has gone gold or platinum with sales totaling approximately 100 million volumes. The programs appear regularly on television networks around the world.
These two concert events featuring the Gaither Vocal Band at the Belcher Center on the campus of LeTourneau University in Longview, TX, will celebrate timeless themes of faith, unity and eternal hope through a variety of music the whole family will enjoy. The concert on Friday, January 24 will begin at 7:00pm, while Saturday’s concrt on January 25 will begin at 6:00pm. Reserve tickets online at www.gaither.com or www.premierproductions.com, as well as www.BelcherCenter.com. Tickets may be charged-by-phone by calling 903-233-3080 or 1-866-550-5388. Group tickets, as well as additional information, are also available by calling 903-233-3080.