ATLANTA, Sept. 30 -- Inspiring Southern Gospel and the heavenly harmonies of quartets will be heard and seen on Saturday nights -- Sunday mornings too -- as the popular Gospel Music Channel (GMC) series' Gaither Gospel Hour and Four: Southern Gospel's Best will be seen weekends starting this Saturday, Oct. 3. GMC's new Gaither/Four schedule:
9pm Gaither Gospel Hour (episode 1)
10pm Gaither Gospel Hour (episode 2)
11pm Four! Southern Gospel's Best (episode 1)
10am Four! Southern Gospel's Best (episode 1)
11am Gaither Gospel Hour (episode 1)
All Times Eastern
The majority of the Gaither Gospel Hour series features performances from the sell-out and legendary "Gaither Homecoming" annual concert tours that have drawn millions of fans. The series also includes occasional Gaither-produced specials such as "He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley" and "The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash." One of the most successful and most honored artists in the history of Christian music, Bill Gaither has received four Grammys, 20 Dove awards, and the first Gold Record ever awarded to an inspirational album. Inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1982, Bill was recently honored by ASCAP as Christian Songwriter of the Century.
Four: Southern Gospel's Best features performances by the top names and future stars of Southern Gospel music, as well as behind-the-scenes and personal looks at the lives of the quartet members. The Dove Brothers Quartet, The Hoppers, Brian Free & Assurance, Gold City, Greater Vision, Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River, Legacy Five are among the performers. GMC has renewed Four: Southern Gospel's Best for a second season, with production commencing at the National Quartet Convention (NQC) at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center in Louisville, KY held this month. Season two of Four will debut on GMC in early 2010.
GMC ( www.gospelmusicchannel.com) is the fastest- growing network in television and can be seen in 45 million homes on various cable systems around the country, on DIRECTV on channel 338 and on Verizon FiOS on channel 224.