This is the second batch of dates for the latest Gaither Homecoming tour. They started the outing in September and visited arenas throughout North America for the remainder of the year.

The new itinerary begins January 9 in Georgia and will stick to Southern and Midwest locales through June. Two multi-night stands are planned for Dallas and Gatlinburg (Tenn.).

Friends joining Gaither and performing on the tour include Jake Hess, The Gaither Vocal Band, The Talley Trio, Janet Paschal, Kevin Williams, Vestal Goodman, and many others.

As they say, when this family gets together, it’s a non-stop marathon of hand-clapping, foot-stomping music and laughter.

“The events of this last year have caused us to reflect on what is most important in our lives… faith, family, and friends,” Bill Gaither said. “I invite everyone to join me and my homecoming friends for a musical extravaganza as we honor the past and celebrate the future.”

Last September, Gaither released two videos, “Let Freedom Ring” and “God Bless America” – both filmed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

In addition to the videos, Gaither and Friends are regulars on the PAX-TV network, broadcasting their concerts to audiences across the States.

To those in tune with old-fashioned gospel music, the Gaither name is nothing new. Bill and Gloria started out small by writing gospel tunes in their home many moons ago. Since their meager start, the duo have gone on to help many up-and-coming artists launch their careers; written countless songbooks and albums; won several Grammy and Dove awards; and are recognized as cornerstones in gospel music.

The Gaither Homecoming concerts comprise some of those stars whose careers began in the Gaither’s home.