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June 27, 2013

Beaumont Welcomes Multiple Grammy Winner, Bill Gaither & Gaither Homecoming Tour

Alexandria, IN —

On Friday, July 26 at the Ford Park Event Center in Beaumont, TX,  multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the world class talent of the Gaither Vocal Band (pictured in attached jpg).
 
The Gaither Vocal Band, with all-star lineup Mark Lowry, Michael English, David Phelps, Wes Hampton and Bill Gaither, will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Few events have the ability unite individuals from all walks of life the way Gaither concerts do. 
 
Year after year, Bill Gaither has brought the Homecoming Tour into cities worldwide, performing to packed houses with collective attendance figures exceeding 1.1 million people and being ranked among the top concerts for tickets sold worldwide in any music genre during the past decade.  Each concert showcases gospel music's finest talent and draws new listeners with every city. The Tour stop in Beaumont will feature the multi-award winning Gaither Vocal Band, and showcase many of the songs included on the recently released, Pure & Simple recording. Joining The Gaither Vocal Band for this special evening will be The Martins, The Nelons, Angela Primm and guitarist, Kevin Williams.
 
Gaither continues to be delighted by audiences' response to the concerts, now more than 40 years after he quit his day job as a teacher: “I've always said it all starts with a great song, and we are  fortunate that each concert includes great songs that have stood the test of time. With all the musical choices that are available now, there is still a special place for the joy and optimism that reside in Gospel music. Good news never gets old.”
 
Named ASCAP's Songwriters of the Century, Bill and Gloria Gaither have written more than 700 popular gospel songs throughout their multi-decade career, including favorite standards “He Touched Me,” Because He Lives,” and “There's Just Something About That Name.” Since 1992, when Gaither began recording the celebrated Homecoming series of DVDs and CDs, most every volume has gone gold or platinum with sales totaling approximately 100 million volumes. The programs appear regularly on television networks around the world.

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