GVB Reunion clip released
EDIT (11/20/09): Mark Lowry evidently disabled embedding, so that’s out. But the video’s still live; here’s a direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drVUYiIjIHM
Also, he just posted a video of First Day in Heaven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJv1-GVBG1g
ORIGINAL POST: Former Gaither Vocal Band baritone Mark Lowry posted a video of a song from the upcoming reunion DVD. It seems to be the story of this 24-hour news cycle, so I think I’ll join in posting it, too:
Just about everyone has offered their comments. I would count myself as falling into David Bruce Murray’s camp: Even if it’s not what they were in their prime, it’s hardly bad, either. [EDIT, 6/6/12: Broken link removed.]
Reunions aren’t about seeing people in their prime. Pull out the old videos for that. Reunions are about getting together, reminiscing, and hearing voices together that haven’t been heard together in years. And even though this is only one song, I’m suspecting this video will get an A+ in that department.
Hat tip to Adam Edwards, an (unfortunately!) occasional blogger over at Southern Gospel Critique, for catching this story first.
Edited to add: One of my favorite parts of the video is that Wes Hampton looks like he’s having the time of his life (which, as he said in his blog, he was). Sure, it’s possible for even the best of musicians to get so caught up in the moment that their performance isn’t as technically perfect as it would be in the studio. But that’s what live performances, and especially reunions, are all about. (And really, despite the negative comments on his performance at another blog, even in the excitement of the moment, Hampton really isn’t far at all from perfect.)