Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gaither Homecoming in Knoxville!!!!.......

A Glorious Evening!

Last night was a glorious one in downtown Knoxville.  The Bill Gaither Gospel Homecoming event filled the downtown Knoxville Civic Coliseum with joyous gospel singing and marvelous Christmas music.

Cindy Got This Shot of Mark Lowry at Intermission

This is Me, Posing With my Battery-Operated Candle at the Concert
The state-of-the-art sound and video systems revved up the overflowing crowd...a rowdy bunch that included every Protestant denomination imaginable---Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, etc, etc, etc.
Michael English

Buddy Greene

The Isaacs

Mark Lowry

The Martins

There was excitement in the air as the Cinderoo and I found our seats.  Cindy wolfed down a massive hot dog as Bill Gaither took the stage.  All of our favorite artists appeared and wowed us with their fabulous talent. 

Gene McDonald

Gordon Mote

David Phelps
There was the hilarious and multi-talented Mark Lowry; The incredible Isaacs (I have a not-so-secret crush on Sonja Isaacs, but Cindy understands because she has one on Mark Lowry); the mind-blowing A Capella group, the Martins; Gordon Mote on the gospel piano; Buddy Greene on the guitar and harmonica; the best bass singer in the world in Gene McDonald; and the incredible voices of David Phelps and Michael English; and so much more.

Bill Gaither and His Vocal Band
It was three and a half hours of sheer ecstasy.  We dropped into bed at midnight, with Christmas Carols and visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads.......


  1. Yes, we sure did have a wonderful time! They are the best and we were blessed that we were able to attend this concert.

  2. Sounds like the two of you had a blast! What a great way to kick off the Christmas season :)
    Happy weekend!
    xo, misha

  3. Oh how I wish I was there with my wife to listen to all these gifted believers sing and entertain. God's blessing, Lloyd

  4. I am glad that I found your blog, finally.
    Thanks for sharing the event and the pics. I am glad that you had a great time. Happy Holiday season. It may seem like we still have a whole month, but the Holidays will be right here befroe we know !

  5. You find the FUNNEST things to do : )

  6. You two always have so much fun! ;-)
    I recently changed the name of my Blog and also the URL address. Now I've been having problems with the Blogs I follow. Sometimes I can see them and sometimes they disappear.
    Very frustrating!! Grrrrrr!
    By the way my new Blog name is
    gloW ☼

  7. Gosh that looks like a great night out. A friend gave me some Bill Gaither video's to watch when I got home from having knee surgery. I loved them!! But there is nothing like in the flesh...thats the great part about living in get it all the time. Hey, look up Heritage Day Rogerville on the net and try and go...its where Ray and I lived and the greatest Day out!!!(100 miles from Knoxville) I loved the blue grass bands and the clogging. Next time we go back to visit it will have to be then. Love to you both.

  8. How glorious! I"m so glad you all got to go. Those are some of the best talents around. Thanks for sharing!

  9. OHHH I wish we could of come! I was just talking to hubby about the Gaithers. When our kids were little we would sing their songs at church with our kids...don't know if you remember all the songs their kids sang? I wondered what their kids were up too...

  10. What a wonderful time you both had. lovely to read and see the pictures.


  11. Wow, sounds like you had a blast!
    Carol B.

  12. Hi Clint -

    Glad that you had a swell time at the concert.

    There was a bunch of talent there for sure.

    Hark, the herald angels sing!

  13. Hope Gordon's piano sounded great. Hope you all get to go to Gatlinburg next Mem Day weekend to. Tim the tuner

  14. That sounds so fun! I was listening to the Gaither's the other day. It's like going to a Revival : )

  15. Looks lovely and sounds like you had a good time.

  16. You live in music mecca!
    I love Buddy. That man has talent

  17. Sounds like fun and a wonderful time...I love Christmas and Gospel songs, and to hear them live must be great.

    Wish you a nice Sunday and sending sunny greetings

  18. All that and huge hot dogs too?? Lucky you!!! It must have been such a wonderful night.
    Arkansas Patti

  19. It sounds wonderful! It is always sonice to attend an eventthat lives up to expectations. I'm glad you weren't disappointed. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  20. cool photo of you, clint! so happy to hear you had such an amazing night. i haven't heard of any of those artists, but i believe you when you say they're great.=)

  21. So glad you got to enjoy the concert. I remember going to see the Gaithers over 30 years ago here in Northern California.Where did the time go?

    Merry Christmas! ...Marsha

  22. The Bill Gaither team is fantastic! Mark Lowry is hilarious! :-)

  23. I am so so so so so JEALOUS - but in a very nice way. I have always wanted to see them.

    Glad you were able too.


  24. Hi Clint,
    I love Music and Concerts!!
    Thank you for posting these lovely pics.
    You and Cindy must have had a real good time there. Was it in Nashville, TN?? I wonder.
    (((You know, I love Country Music!!)))
    Poet Starry Dawn.