Monday, March 31, 2008

Bill & Gloria Gaither 4-Hour Special

I wanted to drop a note to alert you of a special extended broadcast presentation of Daniel Britt & Friends - starting tonight on XM's enLighten Channel 34:

It's a four-hour documentary on Bill & Gloria Gaither.

This week you can hear the first two hours; next week you can catch the final two hours.

Here's the scoop:

Coming up on the next Daniel Britt & Friends: Bill & Gloria Gaither! You’ve seen them on television, you may have been to a Homecoming concert or two, you’ve likely heard bits and pieces of the Gaither story … but did you know that the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) named these two folks Songwriters of the Century … based on the impact their work has made on American culture in the 20th century? Several weeks ago, Daniel Britt traveled to Alexandria, Indiana … the town where Bill Gaither has lived his entire life … to sit around microphones in a Gaither studio and hear their “life stories” from their own lips – a conversation which consumed more than four hours! Not only did Daniel talk with Bill and Gloria about their early lives and meeting, but about their songwriting together, traveling as the Bill Gaither Trio with Bill’s brother Danny and how the Homecoming phenomenon came about … and so much more! Plus, you’ll hear from some folks in their hometown of Alexandria who have know them for 40 or more years, including the principal of the high school where they were both teachers and first met. And, while in town, Daniel chatted with Bill’s lifelong best friend about the personal side of Bill and what “makes him tick.” Of course, you’ll hear how the Gaither musical sound has evolved over the years from its beginnings more than 40 years ago. You won’t want to miss a minute of these four hours devoted to these two humble folks who are truly icons of Gospel music … presented in two extended two-hour broadcasts of Daniel Britt & Friends … coming the weeks of March 31st and April 7th on XM Radio Channel 34, enLighten.

Daniel Britt & Friends is heard each week throughout the U.S. and Canada on XM Satellite Radio's enLighten 34 - Mondays at 7PM ET, Thursdays at 10PM ET, and Saturdays at 12 Noon ET. You can also hear it online at, at AOL Radio, or with DirecTV on channel 828. After the broadcast, you can download the extended interview from