Saturdays / 7 PM on WKNO

  From the producers of He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley, this series combines classic gospel music performances from over two decades of live Gaither Homecoming Gospel Concerts. This series features the harmony and spirit of Southern gospel music as sung by the pioneering and contemporary greats of this distinctly American musical genre.

Classic Gospel is produced by Gaither Television Productions – the same people who brought public television viewers He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley, ELVIS LIVES: The 25th Anniversary Concert, and The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash. This popular series features the pioneering and contemporary greats of this distinctly American music genre. It is being distributed nationally to public television stations by WKNO/Memphis through NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association).

“Public television is doing a wonderful thing,” said Bill Gaither. “These viewer-supported stations have been airing meaningful television programming for decades now. What an honor it is that Gaither Homecoming programs are now part of the weekly line-up on so many public television stations.”

Episode Descriptions:

#1106 – Best of the Cathedrals
Sat, 12/16 at 7:00 PM on WKNO
Sun, 12/17 at 6:00 PM On WKNO2

Hosted by George Younce and Bill Gaither, The Best of The Cathedrals brings together the very best of George and Glen during their most vibrant days and honors the brilliant 50-year legacy of the Cathedrals. This rare collection includes the Cathedrals' best performances as well as never-before-seen performances from the Cathedrals' archives.

#1204 – Jerusalem
Sat, 12/23 at 7:00 PM on WKNO
Sun, 12/24 at 6:00 PM On WKNO2

Stories and miracles of centuries ago come alive with new significance as Bill & Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming Friends visit the very places where Christ's life, death and resurrection unfolded. An unforgettable live concert at David's Citadel in Jerusalem plus stirring footage and interviews filmed throughout Israel.

#1107 – I’ll Meet You on the Mountain
Sat, 12/30 at 7:00 PM on WKNO
Sun, 12/31 at 6:00 PM On WKNO2

Songs about mountains dominate this special taped at Asheville NC's Grove Park Inn in the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains. The Homecoming Friends sing "I'll Meet You on the Mountain," "There Is a Mountain," "How Big Is God," and remember the late J.D. Sumner.

#1108 – Statler Brothers Farwell Concert
Sat, 1/6 at 7:00 PM on WKNO
Sun, 1/7 at 6:00 PM On WKNO2

This celebration highlights the songs, the moments and the legacy of the incredible musical journey of the Statler Brothers and features many of their well-loved classics, including "Class Of '57," "Bed Of Roses," "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott," "Flowers On The Wall," and many others.

#1109 – Gaither Vocal Band: Sometimes It Takes A Mountain
Sat, 1/13 at 7:00 PM on WKNO
Sun, 1/14 at 6:00 PM On WKNO2

One of the most celebrated artists in Christian music, the legendary Gaither Vocal Band performs "Peace in the Valley," "Jesus Gave Me Water," and "Amazing Grace" among others. Recorded in an intimate, rustic setting just south of Nashville, this program includes guest performances by The Issacs, Goodman Revival, Charlotte Ritchie and The Nelons.

#1110 – A Billy Graham Music Homecoming
Sat, 1/20 at 7:00 PM on WKNO
Sun. 1/21 at 6:00 PM on WKNO2

Artists who have appeared on Billy Graham Crusades come together to sing and share incredible stories. George Beverly Shea, Cliff Barrows and Franklin Graham share unforgettable moments in the history of the ministry. Bill & Gloria Gaither, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Andrae' Crouch, Avalon and others lead the group in emotion-filled songs including "How Great Thou Art," "His Eye Is On The Sparrow," and "The Wonder of It All."

#1111 – All Day Singin’ at the Dome
Sat, 1/27 at 7:00 PM on WKNO
Sun. 1/28 at 6:00 PM on WKNO2

Atlanta's massive Georgia Dome plays host for the largest one-day gathering of gospel music fans ever before assembled. In addition to a medley by the much-loved Jake Hess, highlights include the Hoppers' signature "It's Shouting Time In Heaven," "I Believe In A Hill Called Mt. Calvary," and "On Jordan's Stormy Banks."

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