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Gaither Vocal Band Receives GRAMMY Nomination For Best Roots Gospel Album

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Gospel Music Hall of Famers the Gaither Vocal Band have once again proven their excellence by securing a nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album at the 66th GRAMMY Awards. The nomination is for their critically-acclaimed album Shine: The Darker the Night the Brighter the Light (Gaither Music Group), available everywhere via Capitol Christian Music Group and Universal Music.

Founded by gospel music legend Bill Gaither, the Gaither Vocal Band have consistently delighted fans and critics alike with their dynamic performances and deeply meaningful lyrics for decades. Currently comprised of Gaither, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles and Reggie Smith, the quintet is known for its harmonious blends and spiritually-uplifting music that resonates deeply with audiences worldwide.

The band’s newest album, Shine: The Darker the Night the Brighter the Light, produced by Gaither and Gordon Mote, offers new renditions of “The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference,” “Right Place, Right Time” and “Make Me an Instrument” and sees the Gaither Vocal Band joining forces with contemporary Christian hitmakers CAIN to deliver a new twist to the worship hit “Rise Up (Lazarus).”

Combining smooth blends and catchy melodies with messages of redemption and encouragement, the album is accompanied by a full-length, performance DVD (available for purchase here) and TV special airing across multiple TV networks.

This honor marks the Gaither Vocal Band’s 13th GRAMMY nomination, with two previous wins. It comes on the heels of the group’s GMA DOVE Award nominations for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year (“Jesus, What a Lovely Name”) and Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year (“There Is a Mountain”). The quintet–a longtime benchmark vocal group–is known for its numerous radio hits, including the most recent Top 5 single “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be.”

The group is releasing five new performance videos to celebrate the Christmas season, including “Gloria,” “Emmanuel/This Changes Everything,” “Come and See What’s Happenin’,” “Home for the Holidays” and “Fear Not.” They can be viewed on the Gaither Music TV YouTube channel (over three million subscribers) and on all digital video platforms.

The Gaither Vocal Band continues to tour extensively and to share their music and message with fans around the globe via their recordings, LIVE performances and TV specials. They are featured regularly on the Gaither Music TV YouTube channel, on the Gaither Facebook page (over two million subscribers), on Gaither Radio on Amazon and on Gaither Radio on Pandora where fans can also access the Gaither Vocal Band Legacy mode. Their influence in the world of gospel music continues to inspire generations with their timeless melodies and messages of faith.

All recordings by the Gaither Vocal Band are distributed by Capitol Christian Music Group and Universal Music. For further information visit Gaither.com.

Shine: The Darker the Night the Brighter the Light Album Track Listing:

  • Shine (The Darker The Night, The Brighter The Light)
  • Grateful!
  • Make The Morning Worth The Midnight
  • Love ‘Em Where They Are
  • Right Place, Right Time
  • The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference
  • Revival Broke Out
  • Rise Up (Lazarus) – featuring CAIN
  • If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side
  • May The Words Of My Mouth
  • Make Me An Instrument
  • Fully Alive
  • Lion Of Judah

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