Gaither Vocal Band Reunion announced
Some time back, Gaither Vocal Band tenor Wes Hampton mentioned on his blog that he would have exciting news to announce soon. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link appears to be down, and has been removed.] Well, it was worth the wait; his most recent post has this paragraph:
Oh, while I’m thinking about it, I can finally reveal what I’ve been excited about for so long but have been unable to share. Of course now, it’s probably been so hyped up that you’ll think, “is that it??!!” Well, here it goes… the week of July 21st, I will be in Indiana, along with Bill, Guy, and Marsh, for a Gaither Vocal Band Reunion taping. Everyone who has ever been in the GVB will come together for two days to do, well, I’m not really sure at this point. But, all I know is that it will be awesome. I will get to hang around and sing with my vocal idols…wow. I still can’t believe it when I think about it.
Although several groups (Speers, Kingsmen, Dixie Echoes, etc.) have done reunion recordings, this promises to be the most exciting reunion event since the Cathedrals’ 1995 reunion. The potential draw of getting names like Bill Gaither, Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, David Phelps, Michael English, Jim Murray, Mark Lowry, Russ Taff, and David Phelps all in the same room for a live recording could well overshadow even recent Homecoming titles.