Gaither Vocal Band Shines with GRAMMY Nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album

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Gaither Vocal Band

Gospel Music Hall of Famers The Gaither Vocal Band, has once again demonstrated their musical excellence by securing a nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album at the 66th GRAMMY Awards. The nomination is in recognition of their critically-acclaimed album “Shine: The Darker the Night the Brighter the Light,” released under Gaither Music Group and available through Capitol Christian Music Group and Universal Music.

Founded by gospel music legend Bill Gaither, the Gaither Vocal Band has consistently delighted fans and critics with their dynamic performances and deeply meaningful lyrics for decades. The current lineup of the quintet includes Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles, and Reggie Smith. Their harmonious blends and spiritually-uplifting music resonate deeply with audiences worldwide.

The album “Shine: The Darker the Night the Brighter the Light,” produced by Gaither and Gordon Mote, features new renditions of classic songs such as “The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference,” “Right Place, Right Time,” and “Make Me an Instrument.” The album also showcases a collaboration with contemporary Christian hitmakers CAIN, offering a fresh interpretation of the worship hit “Rise Up (Lazarus).”

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In addition to the album, a full-length performance DVD is available for purchase, accompanied by a TV special airing across multiple TV networks. This GRAMMY nomination marks the Gaither Vocal Band’s 13th nomination, with two previous wins. It follows 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 longstanding benchmark vocal group, is known for numerous radio hits, including the recent Top 5 single “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be.”

To celebrate the Christmas season, the Gaither Vocal Band is releasing five new performance videos, including “Gloria,” “Emmanuel/This Changes Everything,” “Come and See What’s Happenin’,” “Home for the Holidays,” and “Fear Not.” These videos can be viewed on the Gaither Music TV YouTube channel, which boasts over three million subscribers, as well as on all digital video platforms.

Continuing their extensive touring and sharing their music and message with fans globally through recordings, live performances, and TV specials, the Gaither Vocal Band remains a prominent influence in the world of gospel music. Their timeless melodies and messages of faith continue to inspire generations.

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

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