Matthew Holt becomes Gaither Homecoming Tour pianist
For the last year or two, former Perrys pianist Matthew Holt has played selected weekends with the Perrys, in addition to his position teaching at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee. It is in that light that it’s particularly worth noting that the rumors (which we discussed here) that Holt will be the new Homecoming Tour pianist have been confirmed by Perrys manager Bill Bailey. Early this morning, he posted a comment on this site, here, with the news:
Matthew Holt is now “officially” the Gaithers’ piano player. The Perry’s are so proud of him and for him.
Bill Gaither is known for sometimes reaching outside the ranks of Southern Gospel for his major hires. It is nice to see someone who has paid his dues in the genre work his way up in the genre till he reaches this point. Congratulations, Matthew!
Here’s an early video of Matthew with the Gaithers: