NASHVILLE, Tenn. â€”GRAMMYÂ® Award-winning quintet the Gaither Vocal Band was honored on Friday with a nomination for Hymns (Gaither Music Group) for Best Roots Gospel Album, which will be awarded at the 57th GRAMMYÂ® Awards, to be held on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
â€œI am extremely blessed to have sung with so many great artists throughout the Gaither Vocal Bandâ€™s history,â€ stated the groupâ€™s founder and bass singer Bill Gaither.Â â€œNow Iâ€™m doubly blessed to receive a GRAMMYÂ® nomination for our Hymns album.Â For this recording to merit a nomination alongside the outstanding talent sharing the category with us is quite a privilege.â€
Produced by Gaither, Ben Isaacs (The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs) and David Phelps (The Martins), Hymns sheds new light on some of the most popular, timeless hymns of the church, combining the comfort of the familiar with new, moving vocal arrangements that are uniquely the Gaither Vocal Band.
The intimate collection features a signature rendition of the camp-meetinâ€™-styled â€œIâ€™ll Fly Away,â€ a triumphant arrangement of â€œAmazing Grace,â€ an easy-on-the-ear rendering of â€œRedeemedâ€ and a vulnerable arrangement of â€œPass Me Not, O Gentle Saviorâ€ that showcases the harmonies that have made the group a favorite among fans and industry representatives for decades.
The recording has been featured regularly on a TV campaign airing onÂ PBS, Dish TV, DirecTV, AT&T Uverse, GaitherTV, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCTÂ andÂ TLN. Â It has been airing in Canada onÂ Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle ChannelÂ andÂ Hope TV.
One of the most lauded and award-winning groups in gospel music garnering five GRAMMYÂ® nominations, two GRAMMYÂ® Awards and 17 Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards, these Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame-honorees continue to headline one of the largest tours in the field of Christian music annually.Â They are currently performing on the annual Gaither Homecoming Christmas Tour. A list of tour dates can be found at www.gaither.com.
Hymns, exclusively distributed byÂ Capitol Christian Distribution, is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers includingÂ iTunes, AmazonÂ andÂ www.gaither.com.