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GRAMMY® Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band Enjoying the Here and Now with New Recording We Have This Moment
Posted: Tuesday August 22nd, 2017
Gospel Music Hall of Fame
members and GRAMMY® Award winners the Gaither Vocal Band (GVB) are scheduled to release an
all-new studio recording on October 13th. We Have This Moment (Gaither Music Group),
produced by famed country and gospel music performer and studio musician Gordon Mote, is a musical snapshot of a special season for
this lauded quintet.
"The longer I live the more I learn to appreciate here and now,"
stated group founder and bass singer Bill Gaither,
"this moment…this place in life… this group of people
with whom I am privileged to collaborate on these songs. I am
blessed beyond measure by these men and by the way our collective
contributions have brought something very special to this
collection of songs. I hope you are as blessed by this recording as
we have been to create it."
That creation process has been invigorating and binding for group members
Gaither, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles and Reggie Smith--the newest addition to the iconic group.
"I feel as if this group of guys are more like brothers," stated Crabb. "We
truly love singing and spending time with each other. We are more than just
five guys who enjoy singing together. We are friends, and we are enjoying
life's journey together.
"Working with Gordon has been amazing," he continued. "What a talent he is.
He pulled us closer together and brought the best out in us. I feel this
album has birthed something new and fresh for the Gaither Vocal Band, and
I'm so excited about what God has in store for the group."
"I've worked with Bill, the Gaither Vocal Band and the HOMECOMING family of artists for years," stated Mote.
"We're all longtime friends. Bill has allowed me to play on numerous
recordings with this group, and one day I asked him, 'Why don't you let me
have the reins on a project? I'd love to produce it top to bottom.' He said
yes, so this has been a ton of fun and is something I've wanted to do for a
Mote's musical sensibilities are evident throughout the album which
showcases prestigious harmonies on songs like the epic"Hymn of Praise"; the warm, easygoing"Livin' in the Rhythm of Grace"; the soul-tinged"We Are God's Children"; the classic title cut and "Chain Breaker," one of today's most popular contemporary
Christian worship songs, which features a stellar performance by Crabb.
The first radio single "Hallelujah Band," which will hit
stations later this month, highlights how these five unique voices and
personalities have come together to create something special. Written by Becca Mizell and Sam Mizell, the up-tempo
number, which will soon be featured via social media as a performance video
by the group, features the Gaither Vocal Band's uncanny ability to offer up
unique and contagious musical arrangements.
That ability helped garner the group's three 2017 GMA DOVE Award nominations, announced earlier this
Southern Gospel Artist of the Year, Southern Gospel Song of the Year
and Southern Gospel Album of the Year ( Better Together). The recording,
also nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY® Award for Best Roots Gospel Album,
debuted at #1 on theSouthern Gospel chart and at #9 on theContemporary Christian Music (CCM) chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Gaither Vocal Band has garnered
five GRAMMY® nominations, two GRAMMY® Awards and 18 GMA DOVE
Awards to date.
We Have This Moment
will be part of a TV special airing on over 15 networks that carry the "Gaither Gospel Hour" weekly including
RFD-TV, DIRECTV, TBN, The Heartland Network, Dish TV, FamilyNet, CTN,
GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT, TLN
and GaitherTV (available on the internet, Roku TV, Sony TV, Google TV and Apple TV
). The artists are seen in Canada onVision TV, The Miracle Channel, Grace TV and CTS.
We Have This Moment
We Are God's Children
We Have This Moment
I'll Worship only at the Feet of Jesus
Man of Sorrows
Livin' in the Rhythm of Grace
You Amaze Me
We Are the Sands, We Are the Stars
Manna from Heaven
Hymn of Praise