Gaither Vocal Band

KINGSPORT — On Friday, Nov. 10, at Higher Ground Baptist Church in Kingsport, multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host an evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the talent of the world-famous Gaither Vocal Band.

The GVB will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

“The longer I live, the more I learn to appreciate the here and now, this moment, this place in life, this group of people with whom I am privileged to collaborate,” Gaither said.

That sentiment has become the theme for the 2017 fall concert tour, as the band celebrates the release of their new recording, We Have This Moment.

Year after year, the Gaithers have brought their Homecoming Tour into cities worldwide, performing to packed houses with collective attendance figures exceeding a million people and being ranked among the top concerts for tickets sold worldwide in any music genre during the past two decades. Each concert showcases gospel music’s finest talent and draws new listeners with every city.

Joining the GVB for this special evening will be vocalists Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, as well as guitarist and comedian, Kevin Williams.

“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,” Gaither said. “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.

The evening with the Gaither Vocal Band at the Higher Ground Baptist Church will begin at 7 p.m.

Ticket information is available by calling 855-484-1991 or visiting