Thanksgiving Gaither Homecoming taping: Artist List

A few days ago, I mentioned a post from Courtney Collingsworth that they would be at (now) yesterday’s Thanksgiving Gaither Homecoming taping. I’m hearing that the regulars were all there, as well as a few occasional visitors. (A list of known attendees is below.)

At least one guest, though, was there for the first time: Original Gaither Vocal Band tenor Steve Green posted this on Twitter yesterday:

Had a fun day at the Gaither Homecoming Video shoot. My first one. What great folks. So much music in one room!

In a recent interview with Wes Hampton, we discussed the fact that Green invited current Gaither Vocal Band members Hampton, Michael English, and David Phelps to appear on his recent project. It looks like the invitations went both ways. As Southern Gospel has moved into the musical territory occupied by Inspirational during the 1980s—and as ever-more-contemporary sounds in CCM have taken that genre farther away from that musical territory—hopefully these collaborations will introduce Inspirational music fans of that era to our genre.

Known attendees so far:

  • Gaither Vocal Band
  • Gloria Gaither
  • Guy Penrod
  • Lynda Randle
  • Steve Green
  • Collingsworth Family
  • Talley Trio
  • Legacy Five
  • Jeff & Sheri Easter
  • Logan Smith
  • Karen Peck & New River
  • Greater Vision
  • The Greenes
  • Booth Brothers
  • Mosie Lister
  • Marshall Hall
  • Russ Taff
  • The Martins
  • The Hoppers
  • Charlotte & Greg Ritchie
  • Reggie Sadler Family (?)
  • Reggie & Ladye Love Smith
  • The Isaacs
  • Terry Blackwood
  • Jason Crabb
  • Squire Parsons
  • Blackwood Brothers (? – at least Billy Blackwood)
  • Mylon LeFevre
  • Wesley Pritchard
  • Gordon Mote
  • Gene McDonald
  • Lisa Daags
  • Gayle Mayes
  • Angela Primm
  • The McGuire Family
  • Buddy Greene
  • Joy Gardner
  • Wintley Phipps
  • Gary McSpadden (looks like the GVB reunion was going strong!)
  • Kevin Williams
  • Ben Speer
  • Dailey & Vincent
  • Larry Ford
  • The Nelons
  • Rory Rigdon
  • Woody Wright
  • Stephen Hill
  • Kimberly Mote (Gordon’s wife)
  • Janet Paschal
  • Allison Durham-Speer
  • Faye Speer
  • Calvin Newton
  • John Bowman
  • Les Beasley
  • Jim Hill
  • Michael Sykes
  • Jim Murray
  • Ann Downing
  • Bob & Jeanie Johnson

Known songs so far:

  • “Great is Thy Faithfulness” – Legacy Five
  • “Grande es Tu Fidelidad” (“Great is Thy Faithfulness” in Spanish) – Steve Green
  • “The Broken Ones” – Talley Trio
  • “Sometimes Alleluia” – Brooklyn Collingsworth, Reggie Smith, Wesley Pritchard
  • “I Will Sing of My Redeemer” – Larry Ford, David Phelps, Gus Gaches
  • “I Could Never Praise Him Enough” – Greater Vision
  • “Total Praise” – Steve Green
  • “He is Here” – Gaither Vocal Band

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