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:

Bradley Walker: Blessed
Sat, 6/23 at 7:00 PM on WKNO

This International Bluegrass Male Vocalist of the Year sings some of the songs that lead him to become a gospel and country music performer.

A Few Good Men
Sat, 6/30 at 7:00 PM on WKNO

These country and gospel music legends have joined together for a program of classic hits and timeless gospel favorites.

Country Roots, Gospel Favorites
Sat, 7/7 at 7:00 PM on WKNO

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.

Sandi Patty: Forever Grateful
Sat, 7/14 at 7:00 PM on WKNO

The most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, Sandy Patty brought her illustrious singing career of over 40 years to a close with her final concert tour. Highlights from the farewell tour showcase the 40-time GMA DOVE Award winner's unprecedented soprano voice gracing such classics as "We Shall Behold Him," "I've Just Seen Jesus," "Via Dolorosa," "They Could Not" and "How Great Thou Art."

Booth Brothers: Gospel Favorites
Sat, 7/21 at 7:00 PM on WKNO

Featuring some of the Booth Brothers' most requested songs, with such crowd-pleasers as "I'm Feeling Fine," "Jesus Saves," "Welcome to the Family," "In the Sweet By and By," "Down by the River," "Because He Lives," "He Saw It All (The Blind Man Song)" and more. Featuring a special guest appearance by The Jim Brady Trio, the show features Ronnie, Michael and Paul performing tight harmonies with their signature stage enthusiasm.

Tribute to the Goodmans
Sat, 7/28 at 7:00 PM on WKNO

From their early days spreading the Good News through music at all-night singings, camp-meetings and revivals in the 1960's, Howard and Vestal Goodman will forever be remembered as pioneers and unquenchable spirits whose music spread hope and joy. Though Howard and Vestal are gone, their passion lives on through songs like "I Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey" and "O Come Angel Band". This episode honors the music and the legacy of these two warriors of faith and celebrates the lasting contribution they have made to the world of gospel music.

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