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Jimmy Fortune: God & Country

Watch Jimmy Fortune: God & Country
September 28, 2019
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Bill & Gloria Gaither: Precious Memories

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Jimmy Fortune: God & Country

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  • Bill Gaither: Life is made up of moments...
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  • ... like turning the pages of a photograph album.
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  • Our memories preserve for us the relationships...
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  • ... and events that tell the stories of each of our lives.
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  • Happy, sad, joyful, and painful.
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  • The memories of our days make up the fabric...
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  • ... of who we are.
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  • (Choir Singing) Precious Memories
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  • How they linger
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  • How they ever flood my soul
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  • Bill Gaither: An unforgettable memory was made when dozens of friends...
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  • ... who had spent their lives in gospel music...
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  • ... gathered to sings some songs from their own...
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  • ... personal treasure of memories.
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  • For these folks, many precious memories...
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  • ... had begun around a piano somewhere.
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  • They're sharing songs about how their lives have been changed...
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  • ... by God's amazing grace.
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  • Precious scenes unfold
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  • - Ladies and gentlemen,
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  • Mr. Jimmy Fortune.
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • - Yes!
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  • [cheers and applause continue]
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  • [soft music]
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  • - Thank you.
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  • - Ooh, ooh.
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  • - Mine eyes have seen the glory
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  • of the coming of the Lord.
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  • He is trampling out the vintage
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  • where the grapes of wrath are stored.
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  • He hath loosed the fateful lightning
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  • of His terrible swift sword.
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  • His truth is marching on.
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  • Glory, glory, hallelujah!
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  • Glory, glory, hallelujah!
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  • Glory, glory, hallelujah!
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  • His truth is marching on.
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  • [rousing music]
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  • - Yeah!
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  • - This land is your land,
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  • this land is my land...
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  • Bill: For more than 20 years,
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  • Jimmy Fortune traveled our great nation
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  • with the legendary country icons the Statler Brothers,
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  • and today he is still going strong.
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  • both: America...
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  • Bill: This esteemed member of the country music
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  • and gospel music halls of fame is here with us today,
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  • bringing together two great American pastimes:
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  • singing and storytelling.
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  • - Ah, country roads, won't you take me home...
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  • Because He lives...
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  • - Hi, I'm Bill Gaither,
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  • inviting you to get comfortable,
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  • because you don't want to miss a single minute
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  • of this musical celebration of faith and freedom.
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  • Gaither Music Group is thrilled to present
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  • "Jimmy Fortune: God & Country."
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  • - I roamed and rambled
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  • and followed my footsteps
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  • to the sparkling sands of
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  • her diamond deserts.
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  • And all around me,
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  • a voice was sounding,
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  • "This land was made for you and me."
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  • This land is your land,
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  • this land is my land,
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  • from California
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  • to the New York island,
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  • from the redwood forest
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  • to the Gulf Stream waters.
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  • This land was made for you and me.
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  • Yeah, this land was made for you and me.
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  • Yeah!
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Whoo!
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  • Thank you all!
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  • Yeah!
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  • Thank y'all so much!
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  • Thank y'all so much! Man! Whoo!
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  • - Jimmy, you're a country boy from the hills of Virginia.
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  • - Right.
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  • - I'm a country boy from Indiana.
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  • And we both have two things in common.
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  • We both love our God and we do love our country.
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  • So this is gonna be a wonderful celebration.
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  • - You know, when we--
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  • First of all, thank you for this opportunity.
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  • I really do appreciate it.
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  • And, you know, we had a great time
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  • doing this project, "God & Country."
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  • And it was so special to me.
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  • It's kind of been an emotional journey for me
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  • to do this project, because, you know,
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  • thinking about our country today
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  • and about where I came from
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  • and how I grew up here in the United States,
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  • it's just a wonderful place to grow up.
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  • And if ever our country needs God,
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  • it's now, I feel like,
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  • and these songs really, to me, touched my heart,
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  • and I think they're gonna touch a lot of people's hearts.
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  • - I love history, and I read a lot of history
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  • and especially the early beginnings of this country.
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  • I am still amazed as to how those--
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  • I don't know--15, 20, 25, maybe 30 men
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  • put this thing together
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  • and held it together through some pretty turbulent times.
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  • It's pretty amazing.
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  • - Well, that's what makes America so great, I think,
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  • is the hard things that we went through
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  • to get it to this point
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  • and those words that this country was built on,
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  • "In God we trust," you know.
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  • I hope that we never forget those words,
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  • because I think that's such a--
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  • the mainstay of this country.
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  • And I believe with all my heart
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  • as long as we stay true to those words,
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  • we're always gonna be all right.
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  • But this is a great place to live.
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  • It really is. It's just a wonderful place.
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  • - And music has always been
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  • a very, very important part of it.
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  • And we're going into a song that I dearly love.
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  • Every time we're in West Virginia,
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  • we sing this, and you would think
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  • that we were singing
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  • "Just as I Am, Without One Plea."
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  • We're in a gospel concert and we sing,
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  • "West Virginia, take me home," and the place goes crazy.
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  • - You know, that song has always been a mainstay with me.
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  • I remember when it first came out.
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  • John Denver had the hit on it and everything.
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  • It was on the radio for a couple of weeks.
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  • And I didn't really--
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  • I kind of had heard the song and I fell in love with it,
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  • but we were playing at-- I remember---
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  • a Moose Lodge in Charlottesville, Virginia,
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  • one night, and we were between songs,
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  • and this man came up and he said--
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  • he said, "If y'all can play that new song by John Denver,
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  • 'Country Roads, Take Me Home,' I'll give you this $100 bill."
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  • And it was the first $100 bill I'd ever seen.
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  • - [laughs] - He's waving it--
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  • He's waving it around, and I said,
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  • "Is that a real $100 bill?"
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  • The other guys said, "I don't know if it is or not."
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  • But I said--I said, "Well," I said, "okay." I said--
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  • I just lit into it and I started playing it.
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  • I didn't know the words, so I made them up.
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  • - Yeah.
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  • - But he didn't know the difference.
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  • both: So-- [laughter]
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  • - So you did sing it that night, right?
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  • - Oh, we sang it. We sang it.
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  • We got that $100 bill, boy,
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  • and I'll tell you, we had a good time.
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  • We had milkshakes and things that night,
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  • hamburgers, you know.
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  • It was pretty good.
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  • - Well, you're gonna sing it now,
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  • and you know all the words this time.
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  • - We know all the words now, yes.
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  • We do.
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  • [upbeat music]
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  • Almost heaven, West Virginia,
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  • Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River.
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  • Life is old there, older than the trees,
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  • younger than the mountains,
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  • blowing like a breeze.
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  • Country roads, take me home
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  • to the place I belong.
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  • West Virginia, mountain mama.
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  • Take me home, country roads.
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  • All my memories gather round her.
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  • A miner's lady, stranger to blue water.
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  • Dark and dusty, painted on the sky.
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  • Misty taste of moonshine, a teardrop in my eye.
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  • Country roads, take me home
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  • to the place I belong.
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  • West Virginia, mountain mama.
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  • Take me home, country roads.
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  • I hear her voice.
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  • In the morning hour, she calls me.
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  • The radio reminds me of my home far away.
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  • Driving down the road, I get a feeling
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  • I should have been home yesterday.
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  • Yesterday.
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  • Country roads, take me home
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  • to the place I belong.
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  • West Virginia, mountain mama.
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  • Take me home, country roads.
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  • Ah, country roads, won't you take me home
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  • to the place I belong?
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  • West Virginia, mountain mama.
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  • Take me home, country roads.
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  • Won't you take me home
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  • down a country road?
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  • Come on, take me home
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  • down a country road.
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  • [holding note]
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • This project was emotional for me; it was.
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  • It was, you know, celebrating our freedom
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  • and celebrating what this country was built on, you know,
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  • and the sacrifices that have been made for this country.
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  • And then going back and doing songs
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  • that my mother used to sing to me when I was little,
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  • songs from--you know, from the old churches
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  • that I sang in as a little kid.
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  • - Mm-hmm.
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  • - Some of those things were--
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  • It was an emotional journey for me.
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  • - You know, and it's a wonderful way
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  • to pass our heritage on to the next generation...
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  • - It is.
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  • - Through the--through the hymns of the church
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  • and through the great patriotic songs
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  • that took us through some pretty tough times.
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  • We didn't get it all right,
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  • but thank God we kept working on it.
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  • - Well, we still don't get it all right,
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  • but I feel like, you know, God still has us in His favor.
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  • - Absolutely.
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  • - And as long as we try to do the right thing as a country,
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  • I think we're gonna be all right.
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  • - Now, I don't want the audience to think
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  • that you have to sing a Gaither song...
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  • - [laughs]
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  • - [indistinct]
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  • But I was thrilled to know you wanted to sing
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  • "Because He Lives."
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  • - "Because He Lives" is one of my favorite songs.
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  • I remember back in the early--
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  • Well, in--when I first heard it,
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  • I fell in love with it.
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  • But my son Jimmy was born with spina bifida.
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  • He's my firstborn son. - Mm-hmm.
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  • - And they didn't think he was gonna live two hours,
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  • and through a lot of prayer and everything,
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  • today he's 46 years old.
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  • So a lot of prayers were answered.
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  • But I remember when that song came out
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  • and we sang that song,
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  • but I could never get through the verse...
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  • - "How sweet to hold our newborn baby."
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  • - "How sweet to hold our newborn baby."
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  • I remember I was singing it in church
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  • and I just broke down.
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  • And still to this day, I can't sing that verse.
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  • But I love it. I just love it.
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  • It's just a--
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  • But my son's doing really well.
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  • And it is--it's just such a beautiful song.
  • 00:13:31.270 --> 00:13:35.040
  • Thank you all for writing that song.
  • 00:13:35.050 --> 00:13:36.270
  • - But there's no pain like the pain of a parent
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  • when you're caring about your kids, is there?
  • 00:13:41.160 --> 00:13:43.220
  • - Well, it was--
  • 00:13:43.230 --> 00:13:44.220
  • - You feel so helpless sometimes.
  • 00:13:44.230 --> 00:13:46.130
  • - I was 17 years old and I was in the University of Virginia,
  • 00:13:46.140 --> 00:13:49.170
  • and I remember sitting in the waiting room by myself.
  • 00:13:49.180 --> 00:13:54.070
  • It was, like, in the morning. Nobody else was in there.
  • 00:13:54.080 --> 00:13:56.230
  • And the doctor came in and said,
  • 00:13:56.240 --> 00:13:58.160
  • "Well, what did you want, a boy or a girl?"
  • 00:13:58.170 --> 00:14:00.040
  • I said, "Well, it doesn't matter as long as it's okay."
  • 00:14:00.050 --> 00:14:02.250
  • And he said, "Well, you come with me.
  • 00:14:02.260 --> 00:14:05.160
  • "You got a little boy. He's 8 pounds 5 ounces.
  • 00:14:05.170 --> 00:14:07.180
  • But there's a problem."
  • 00:14:07.190 --> 00:14:09.050
  • And I never had seen anything like that.
  • 00:14:09.060 --> 00:14:10.290
  • And he took me back there and he just, like, took me
  • 00:14:11.000 --> 00:14:13.040
  • into this operating room and he says,
  • 00:14:13.050 --> 00:14:15.060
  • "We don't operate in two hours, your son's gonna die."
  • 00:14:15.070 --> 00:14:18.280
  • And he pulled back the covers and I saw that,
  • 00:14:18.290 --> 00:14:22.290
  • and I was like, "What am I seeing?"
  • 00:14:23.000 --> 00:14:24.100
  • I just couldn't put it all together.
  • 00:14:24.110 --> 00:14:26.060
  • But it did something to me deep down
  • 00:14:26.070 --> 00:14:29.110
  • that I've never gotten over,
  • 00:14:29.120 --> 00:14:30.210
  • and so my heart goes out to parents
  • 00:14:30.220 --> 00:14:33.040
  • who have had children that have been born with problems
  • 00:14:33.050 --> 00:14:36.130
  • and what they have to go through, you know?
  • 00:14:36.140 --> 00:14:39.260
  • It's a struggle.
  • 00:14:39.270 --> 00:14:42.060
  • - How could we make it without our faith
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  • in hard and tough times?
  • 00:14:44.170 --> 00:14:46.170
  • - Well, I really couldn't.
  • 00:14:46.180 --> 00:14:48.060
  • My mother instilled that in me.
  • 00:14:48.070 --> 00:14:50.270
  • She said, "No matter what happens in life, son,
  • 00:14:50.280 --> 00:14:53.130
  • "no matter what you do, don't run from God.
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  • Run to God."
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  • [soft music]
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  • Because He lives,
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  • I can face tomorrow.
  • 00:15:04.160 --> 00:15:09.290
  • Because He lives,
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  • all fear is gone.
  • 00:15:15.120 --> 00:15:21.080
  • Because I know
  • 00:15:21.090 --> 00:15:26.110
  • He holds the future,
  • 00:15:26.120 --> 00:15:31.240
  • and life is worth the living
  • 00:15:31.250 --> 00:15:36.150
  • just because He lives.
  • 00:15:36.160 --> 00:15:42.190
  • God sent His Son.
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  • They called Him Jesus.
  • 00:15:48.130 --> 00:15:53.170
  • He came to love,
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  • heal, and forgive.
  • 00:15:59.000 --> 00:16:04.160
  • He lived and died
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  • to buy my pardon.
  • 00:16:10.060 --> 00:16:15.150
  • An empty grave is there to prove
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  • my Savior lives.
  • 00:16:21.080 --> 00:16:26.030
  • Because He lives,
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  • I can face tomorrow.
  • 00:16:31.240 --> 00:16:36.280
  • Because He lives,
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  • all fear is gone.
  • 00:16:42.270 --> 00:16:48.140
  • Because I know
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  • He holds the future,
  • 00:16:53.280 --> 00:16:59.070
  • and life is worth the living
  • 00:16:59.080 --> 00:17:03.230
  • just because He lives.
  • 00:17:03.240 --> 00:17:09.210
  • 00:17:09.220 --> 00:17:15.150
  • And then one day,
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  • I'll cross that river.
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  • I'll fight life's final war
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  • with pain.
  • 00:17:33.200 --> 00:17:37.080
  • And then as death
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  • gives way to victory,
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  • I'll see the lights of Glory,
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  • and I'll know
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  • He lives.
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  • Because He lives,
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  • I can face tomorrow.
  • 00:18:04.130 --> 00:18:09.290
  • Because He lives,
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  • all fear is gone.
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  • Because I know
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  • He holds the future,
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  • and life is worth the living
  • 00:18:31.240 --> 00:18:36.030
  • just because He lives.
  • 00:18:36.040 --> 00:18:42.000
  • 00:18:42.010 --> 00:18:45.130
  • My life is worth the living
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  • just because He lives.
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  • 00:18:59.060 --> 00:19:06.070
  • [cheers and applause]
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  • ethnic backgrounds from different
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  • And you put all of that
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  • different kind of music together,
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  • food tastes, we're all better because of it.
  • 00:19:24.010 --> 00:19:27.040
  • - Mm-hmm.
  • 00:19:27.050 --> 00:19:28.060
  • - And as good as diversity is,
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  • I still maintain
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  • there's another thing that's even better,
  • 00:19:32.120 --> 00:19:35.050
  • and that's when our diversity becomes one.
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  • We're all Americans. - Right, right.
  • 00:19:38.190 --> 00:19:40.190
  • - We may come from all different kind of backgrounds,
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  • but we are all Americans.
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  • And when that happens... - Mm-hmm.
  • 00:19:44.200 --> 00:19:46.230
  • - We have to look for the things that unite us
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  • more than the things that divide us.
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  • We're not gonna all agree on everything.
  • 00:19:51.050 --> 00:19:53.040
  • - Right.
  • 00:19:53.050 --> 00:19:54.060
  • - But thank God there are enough things
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  • that we do hold and treasure very highly.
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  • And that's a great thing about this song:
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  • God bless America, land that we all love.
  • 00:20:03.170 --> 00:20:06.150
  • - God has blessed America over and over again.
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  • - Yeah.
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  • - One thing God gave me is a love for people.
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  • - Yeah. - And I'm like you with that.
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  • I think, you know, we're all Americans
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  • and we're red, white, blue, yellow, black, white.
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  • Whatever you are, we're all Americans.
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  • We're all the same color. We all bleed red, you know?
  • 00:20:21.110 --> 00:20:24.120
  • We're people. - Yeah.
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  • - And if we could just treat each other with respect
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  • and love, some kind of way,
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  • you know, it would be so much better; it would be.
  • 00:20:32.140 --> 00:20:34.220
  • And so I'm hoping-- and I do see a lot of change
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  • going on out there in the world too.
  • 00:20:38.010 --> 00:20:40.020
  • - Lot of good change. - Lot of good things going on.
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  • And I believe God will bless us again.
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  • I'm gonna get Sonya to come up here and stand with me.
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  • Y'all give Sonya Isaacs another big round of applause.
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  • [applause] I love this lady so much.
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  • [soft music]
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  • 00:20:57.230 --> 00:21:01.090
  • God bless America,
  • 00:21:01.100 --> 00:21:07.040
  • land that I love.
  • 00:21:07.050 --> 00:21:12.000
  • Stand beside her
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  • and guide her
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  • through the night with the light
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  • from above.
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  • both: From the mountains
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  • to the prairies
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  • to the oceans,
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  • white with foam,
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  • God bless America,
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  • my home, sweet home.
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  • God bless America,
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  • my home, sweet home.
  • 00:21:53.040 --> 00:21:59.250
  • - God bless America,
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  • land that I love.
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  • Stand beside her
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  • and guide her
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  • through the night with the light
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  • from above.
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  • both: From the mountains
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  • to the prairies
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  • to the oceans,
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  • white with foam,
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  • God bless America,
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  • my home, sweet home.
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  • God bless America,
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  • my home,
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  • sweet home.
  • 00:22:55.080 --> 00:23:00.230
  • 00:23:00.240 --> 00:23:03.140
  • - O beautiful for spacious skies,
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  • for amber waves of grain,
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  • for purple mountain majesties
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  • above the fruited plains.
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  • both: America,
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  • America,
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  • God shed His grace on thee
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  • and crown thy good with brotherhood
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  • from sea to shining sea.
  • 00:23:44.160 --> 00:23:50.090
  • And crown thy good with brotherhood
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  • from sea to
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  • shining sea.
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  • - America.
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  • [both holding note]
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  • Yeah!
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • Sonya Isaacs.
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  • [cheers and applause continue]
  • 00:24:27.270 --> 00:24:30.210
  • You know, this song right here--
  • 00:24:35.170 --> 00:24:37.030
  • I'm always writing songs here in town
  • 00:24:37.040 --> 00:24:39.060
  • and used to write years ago when I came to Nashville.
  • 00:24:39.070 --> 00:24:42.140
  • I still--still write songs quite a bit
  • 00:24:42.150 --> 00:24:45.110
  • with some great writers that come into town
  • 00:24:45.120 --> 00:24:48.000
  • and some of them that have been here for a while.
  • 00:24:48.010 --> 00:24:51.010
  • But I wrote this song with a special friend of mine,
  • 00:24:51.020 --> 00:24:55.200
  • Miss Molly Stevens, who is here tonight.
  • 00:24:55.210 --> 00:24:57.180
  • She's right over-- Stand up, Molly.
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  • This is Molly, y'all. [applause]
  • 00:25:00.090 --> 00:25:02.180
  • We got together to write one day, and we--
  • 00:25:02.190 --> 00:25:07.000
  • you know, we kind of opened ourselves up spiritually,
  • 00:25:07.010 --> 00:25:08.250
  • you know, for-- that day, we did for sure--
  • 00:25:08.260 --> 00:25:11.080
  • for what God wanted us to say in this world.
  • 00:25:11.090 --> 00:25:15.030
  • And I've had so many people--
  • 00:25:15.040 --> 00:25:17.000
  • I've done this song over and over again in my shows.
  • 00:25:17.010 --> 00:25:19.260
  • It's called "I Love You More."
  • 00:25:19.270 --> 00:25:21.170
  • And some people will come up and say--after the show,
  • 00:25:21.180 --> 00:25:24.180
  • say, "Thank you for making me realize all over again
  • 00:25:24.190 --> 00:25:28.060
  • that God really loves me."
  • 00:25:28.070 --> 00:25:30.180
  • Because no matter how lonely you are,
  • 00:25:30.190 --> 00:25:31.230
  • no matter how down you are,
  • 00:25:31.240 --> 00:25:33.260
  • as long as you've got Jesus, you've got everything,
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  • if you've got God,
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  • and that's what this song's all about.
  • 00:25:38.070 --> 00:25:40.050
  • So for any of those who might be lonely out there
  • 00:25:40.060 --> 00:25:42.140
  • and heartbroken, this song's for you,
  • 00:25:42.150 --> 00:25:45.100
  • "I Love You More."
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  • [tender music]
  • 00:25:47.000 --> 00:25:49.290
  • 00:25:50.000 --> 00:25:56.240
  • So you're runnin' out of prayers to pray.
  • 00:25:58.250 --> 00:26:03.250
  • You think nobody cares anyway.
  • 00:26:03.260 --> 00:26:09.170
  • You're thinkin' all your sins
  • 00:26:09.180 --> 00:26:13.100
  • go unforgiven.
  • 00:26:13.110 --> 00:26:16.000
  • 00:26:16.010 --> 00:26:20.220
  • A broken heart and broken dreams.
  • 00:26:20.230 --> 00:26:25.220
  • Sometimes you can't feel anything
  • 00:26:25.230 --> 00:26:31.110
  • and wonder how
  • 00:26:31.120 --> 00:26:34.160
  • anyone could love you.
  • 00:26:34.170 --> 00:26:37.230
  • 00:26:37.240 --> 00:26:40.010
  • I love you more
  • 00:26:40.020 --> 00:26:45.240
  • than you'll ever know.
  • 00:26:45.250 --> 00:26:48.110
  • 00:26:48.120 --> 00:26:51.110
  • When you can't hold on,
  • 00:26:51.120 --> 00:26:55.180
  • I'll never let you go.
  • 00:26:55.190 --> 00:26:59.240
  • 00:26:59.250 --> 00:27:02.120
  • So let Me love you
  • 00:27:02.130 --> 00:27:07.110
  • until you love you again.
  • 00:27:07.120 --> 00:27:10.220
  • 00:27:10.230 --> 00:27:12.280
  • For everything you may hate yourself for,
  • 00:27:12.290 --> 00:27:18.170
  • I love you more.
  • 00:27:18.180 --> 00:27:21.100
  • 00:27:21.110 --> 00:27:28.120
  • I love the world, so I sent My Son
  • 00:27:32.010 --> 00:27:37.200
  • to show you love like you've never known.
  • 00:27:37.210 --> 00:27:43.040
  • And even through it all,
  • 00:27:43.050 --> 00:27:47.060
  • they crucified Him.
  • 00:27:47.070 --> 00:27:49.060
  • 00:27:49.070 --> 00:27:54.190
  • As He hung there on that cross,
  • 00:27:54.200 --> 00:27:59.290
  • He made sure that not one was lost
  • 00:28:00.020 --> 00:28:05.080
  • when in His dying words,
  • 00:28:05.090 --> 00:28:09.120
  • He whispered to them,
  • 00:28:09.130 --> 00:28:13.250
  • "I love you more
  • 00:28:13.260 --> 00:28:19.170
  • "than you'll ever know.
  • 00:28:19.180 --> 00:28:22.110
  • 00:28:22.120 --> 00:28:25.070
  • "When you can't hold on,
  • 00:28:25.080 --> 00:28:29.120
  • "I'll never let you go.
  • 00:28:29.130 --> 00:28:34.070
  • 00:28:34.080 --> 00:28:36.010
  • "So let Me love you
  • 00:28:36.020 --> 00:28:41.000
  • "until you love you again.
  • 00:28:41.010 --> 00:28:44.110
  • 00:28:44.120 --> 00:28:46.260
  • "For everything you may hate yourself for,
  • 00:28:46.270 --> 00:28:52.110
  • I love you more."
  • 00:28:52.120 --> 00:28:55.230
  • 00:28:55.240 --> 00:28:59.250
  • Past the moon, past the stars,
  • 00:28:59.260 --> 00:29:02.150
  • past the wounds, past the scars,
  • 00:29:02.160 --> 00:29:05.150
  • I forgave all your sins
  • 00:29:05.160 --> 00:29:11.020
  • over and over and over
  • 00:29:11.030 --> 00:29:14.260
  • and over again.
  • 00:29:14.270 --> 00:29:20.050
  • I love you more
  • 00:29:20.060 --> 00:29:25.260
  • than you'll ever know.
  • 00:29:25.270 --> 00:29:28.170
  • 00:29:28.180 --> 00:29:31.150
  • When you can't hold on,
  • 00:29:31.160 --> 00:29:35.120
  • I'll never let you go.
  • 00:29:35.130 --> 00:29:40.260
  • 00:29:40.270 --> 00:29:42.100
  • So let me love you
  • 00:29:42.110 --> 00:29:47.130
  • until you love you again.
  • 00:29:47.140 --> 00:29:50.200
  • 00:29:50.210 --> 00:29:52.290
  • For everything you may hate yourself for,
  • 00:29:53.000 --> 00:29:58.160
  • I love you more.
  • 00:29:58.170 --> 00:30:01.110
  • 00:30:01.120 --> 00:30:07.000
  • I love you more.
  • 00:30:07.010 --> 00:30:12.250
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:30:12.260 --> 00:30:22.260
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:30:22.270 --> 00:30:32.270
  • [cheers and applause]
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:31:03.010 --> 00:31:18.190
  • Bill: You know, it's interesting.
  • 00:31:18.200 --> 00:31:19.220
  • Of all the world religions,
  • 00:31:19.230 --> 00:31:22.000
  • they all have a symbol,
  • 00:31:22.010 --> 00:31:23.290
  • but our symbol is a symbol of death...
  • 00:31:24.000 --> 00:31:27.060
  • - Mm-hmm.
  • 00:31:27.070 --> 00:31:28.060
  • - Pain, agony.
  • 00:31:28.070 --> 00:31:31.250
  • You travel through the country, and when you see that sign,
  • 00:31:31.260 --> 00:31:36.170
  • you see it around the neck...
  • 00:31:36.180 --> 00:31:37.250
  • - I have it right here, yup.
  • 00:31:37.260 --> 00:31:40.030
  • - And to us who follow Christ--
  • 00:31:40.040 --> 00:31:44.180
  • - It's a symbol of forgiveness.
  • 00:31:44.190 --> 00:31:45.260
  • It's a symbol of life everlasting,
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  • for what He's done for us on that cross.
  • 00:31:48.190 --> 00:31:50.270
  • - What a beautiful, beautiful symbol, right?
  • 00:31:50.280 --> 00:31:54.260
  • - Forgiveness is everything.
  • 00:31:54.270 --> 00:31:56.110
  • And that cross is a symbol of that forgiveness
  • 00:31:56.120 --> 00:31:59.270
  • and the suffering that Jesus did on that cross
  • 00:31:59.280 --> 00:32:01.290
  • for us, you know?
  • 00:32:02.000 --> 00:32:03.140
  • - It's the beginning of healing,
  • 00:32:03.150 --> 00:32:06.230
  • the beginning of wholeness,
  • 00:32:06.240 --> 00:32:09.210
  • the beginning of getting out of depression...
  • 00:32:09.220 --> 00:32:13.010
  • - Mm-hmm.
  • 00:32:13.020 --> 00:32:14.020
  • - Until we can learn how to forgive.
  • 00:32:14.030 --> 00:32:15.230
  • And He showed us how to do it.
  • 00:32:15.240 --> 00:32:17.200
  • - He did.
  • 00:32:17.210 --> 00:32:18.260
  • - He could have called 10.000 angels...
  • 00:32:18.270 --> 00:32:21.000
  • - That's right.
  • 00:32:21.010 --> 00:32:22.000
  • - To stop it all.
  • 00:32:22.010 --> 00:32:23.140
  • - I will always be thankful
  • 00:32:23.150 --> 00:32:24.260
  • for what Jesus did for us on that old rugged cross.
  • 00:32:24.270 --> 00:32:27.000
  • - One, two, three. One, two.
  • 00:32:27.010 --> 00:32:30.200
  • - On a hill far away
  • 00:32:30.210 --> 00:32:34.200
  • stood an old rugged cross,
  • 00:32:34.210 --> 00:32:39.200
  • the emblem of suffering
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  • and shame.
  • 00:32:43.250 --> 00:32:47.250
  • And I love that old cross,
  • 00:32:47.260 --> 00:32:52.050
  • where the dearest and best
  • 00:32:52.060 --> 00:32:56.070
  • for a world of lost sinners
  • 00:32:56.080 --> 00:33:01.040
  • was slain.
  • 00:33:01.050 --> 00:33:03.210
  • 00:33:03.220 --> 00:33:04.290
  • So I'll cherish
  • 00:33:05.000 --> 00:33:07.170
  • the old rugged cross
  • 00:33:07.180 --> 00:33:13.160
  • till my trophies at last
  • 00:33:13.170 --> 00:33:17.010
  • I lay down.
  • 00:33:17.020 --> 00:33:20.170
  • 00:33:20.180 --> 00:33:22.030
  • I will cling
  • 00:33:22.040 --> 00:33:24.100
  • to the old rugged cross
  • 00:33:24.110 --> 00:33:30.190
  • and exchange it someday
  • 00:33:30.200 --> 00:33:34.020
  • for a crown.
  • 00:33:34.030 --> 00:33:37.240
  • 00:33:37.250 --> 00:33:44.260
  • [applause]
  • 00:33:48.070 --> 00:33:50.150
  • 00:33:50.160 --> 00:33:56.120
  • To the old rugged cross
  • 00:33:56.130 --> 00:34:00.230
  • I will ever be true,
  • 00:34:00.240 --> 00:34:05.120
  • its shame and reproach
  • 00:34:05.130 --> 00:34:08.190
  • gladly bear.
  • 00:34:08.200 --> 00:34:13.170
  • Then He'll call me someday
  • 00:34:13.180 --> 00:34:17.220
  • to my home far away,
  • 00:34:17.230 --> 00:34:22.030
  • where His glory
  • 00:34:22.040 --> 00:34:24.180
  • forever I'll share.
  • 00:34:24.190 --> 00:34:30.230
  • So I'll cherish
  • 00:34:30.240 --> 00:34:33.070
  • the old rugged cross
  • 00:34:33.080 --> 00:34:39.110
  • till my trophies at last
  • 00:34:39.120 --> 00:34:42.250
  • I lay down.
  • 00:34:42.260 --> 00:34:46.080
  • 00:34:46.090 --> 00:34:47.250
  • I will cling
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  • to the old rugged cross
  • 00:34:50.000 --> 00:34:56.230
  • and exchange it someday
  • 00:34:56.240 --> 00:34:59.290
  • for a crown.
  • 00:35:00.020 --> 00:35:04.290
  • I will cling
  • 00:35:05.000 --> 00:35:07.050
  • to the old rugged cross
  • 00:35:07.060 --> 00:35:13.180
  • and exchange it someday
  • 00:35:13.190 --> 00:35:17.050
  • for a crown.
  • 00:35:17.060 --> 00:35:27.040
  • [holding note]
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  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:35:31.030 --> 00:35:32.140
  • Thank you.
  • 00:35:32.150 --> 00:35:34.180
  • My mother--
  • 00:35:40.070 --> 00:35:42.030
  • Came to Christ in the early '50s, I think,
  • 00:35:42.040 --> 00:35:45.230
  • during one of the Billy Graham Crusades.
  • 00:35:45.240 --> 00:35:47.180
  • And he was a very popular figure in Los Angeles.
  • 00:35:47.190 --> 00:35:52.020
  • And on the front page of the "Los Angeles Times,"
  • 00:35:52.030 --> 00:35:55.200
  • the headline reads,
  • 00:35:55.210 --> 00:35:57.060
  • "Stuart Hamblen gives his heart to God."
  • 00:35:57.070 --> 00:36:00.100
  • So the whole city knew about it.
  • 00:36:00.110 --> 00:36:02.230
  • His neighbor was John Wayne.
  • 00:36:02.240 --> 00:36:05.230
  • Two nights later, late in the evening,
  • 00:36:05.240 --> 00:36:08.190
  • he was talking to John over the fence,
  • 00:36:08.200 --> 00:36:12.250
  • and John Wayne said, "Stuart,
  • 00:36:12.260 --> 00:36:15.240
  • I heard you went forward at the Billy Graham Crusade."
  • 00:36:15.250 --> 00:36:19.230
  • Stuart said, "Yes, I did, Duke."
  • 00:36:19.240 --> 00:36:21.050
  • He called him Duke.
  • 00:36:21.060 --> 00:36:22.100
  • - [laughs]
  • 00:36:22.110 --> 00:36:23.100
  • - He said, "I'm proud of you, man.
  • 00:36:23.110 --> 00:36:25.180
  • It takes a real man to do that."
  • 00:36:25.190 --> 00:36:28.110
  • - Wow.
  • 00:36:28.120 --> 00:36:29.110
  • - To which Stuart Hamblen said,
  • 00:36:29.120 --> 00:36:32.020
  • "Well, Duke,
  • 00:36:32.030 --> 00:36:34.000
  • it's no secret what God can do."
  • 00:36:34.010 --> 00:36:36.070
  • - Wow.
  • 00:36:36.080 --> 00:36:37.070
  • - "What He did for me,
  • 00:36:37.080 --> 00:36:38.220
  • He could do it for you."
  • 00:36:38.230 --> 00:36:40.010
  • And John Wayne told him... - Oh, my gosh.
  • 00:36:40.020 --> 00:36:42.010
  • - "You need to write a song about it."
  • 00:36:42.020 --> 00:36:43.130
  • He went home--he said, "So help me, Bill,
  • 00:36:43.140 --> 00:36:46.110
  • "I went home,
  • 00:36:46.120 --> 00:36:48.160
  • "and the clock in the hall was chiming 12:00.
  • 00:36:48.170 --> 00:36:53.210
  • "And I sat down and said,
  • 00:36:53.220 --> 00:36:56.200
  • "'The chimes of time ring out the news.
  • 00:36:56.210 --> 00:37:00.270
  • Another day is through. It is no'"--
  • 00:37:00.280 --> 00:37:03.050
  • - [whistles]
  • 00:37:03.060 --> 00:37:04.220
  • - That's a great story.
  • 00:37:04.230 --> 00:37:06.030
  • - That song, it means so much to me,
  • 00:37:06.040 --> 00:37:10.030
  • but the reason it's so powerful to me is, my mother--
  • 00:37:10.040 --> 00:37:13.040
  • It's 1981-- it was Thanksgiving, 1981.
  • 00:37:13.050 --> 00:37:17.140
  • This was the night after Lew DeWitt heard me sing it
  • 00:37:17.150 --> 00:37:19.170
  • at a local ski resort in Virginia.
  • 00:37:19.180 --> 00:37:23.100
  • I get to my mama's house that morning real early
  • 00:37:23.110 --> 00:37:27.050
  • 'cause I wanted to get some of that good food
  • 00:37:27.060 --> 00:37:28.150
  • she always fixed, you know.
  • 00:37:28.160 --> 00:37:29.280
  • And I was sick at the time.
  • 00:37:29.290 --> 00:37:31.020
  • I was in pretty bad shape.
  • 00:37:31.030 --> 00:37:33.210
  • And I walk through the door,
  • 00:37:33.220 --> 00:37:35.100
  • and my mom is like, "Jimmy, you look terrible, man.
  • 00:37:35.110 --> 00:37:37.020
  • What is wrong with you?" you know?
  • 00:37:37.030 --> 00:37:38.200
  • And she said, "I'm really worried about you."
  • 00:37:38.210 --> 00:37:40.180
  • So I went in and sat down
  • 00:37:40.190 --> 00:37:41.270
  • and talked to my mom for a while
  • 00:37:41.280 --> 00:37:43.160
  • and just kind of poured my heart out to her
  • 00:37:43.170 --> 00:37:45.180
  • and told her what was going on in my life.
  • 00:37:45.190 --> 00:37:47.230
  • And I said, "You know, Mom,
  • 00:37:47.240 --> 00:37:50.180
  • "I really think something good's gonna happen for me.
  • 00:37:50.190 --> 00:37:52.120
  • I don't know what it is."
  • 00:37:52.130 --> 00:37:54.050
  • And she said, "Jimmy, I feel that for you too."
  • 00:37:54.060 --> 00:37:57.070
  • And I don't know if we were just trying
  • 00:37:57.080 --> 00:37:59.030
  • to make each other feel better about what was going on or not,
  • 00:37:59.040 --> 00:38:03.190
  • but she walked over and put her hands on my shoulders
  • 00:38:03.200 --> 00:38:06.200
  • and started singing that...
  • 00:38:06.210 --> 00:38:08.140
  • It is no secret what God can do.
  • 00:38:08.150 --> 00:38:12.040
  • And I broke down. I just broke down right there.
  • 00:38:12.050 --> 00:38:14.130
  • And I cried while she sang it to me at the table.
  • 00:38:14.140 --> 00:38:17.140
  • And then just a few weeks later,
  • 00:38:17.150 --> 00:38:19.090
  • I get the call from the Statler Brothers
  • 00:38:19.100 --> 00:38:20.200
  • to come over and audition for them.
  • 00:38:20.210 --> 00:38:24.240
  • And I felt like, you know, Mama was trying
  • 00:38:24.250 --> 00:38:28.000
  • to plant a seed in me
  • 00:38:28.010 --> 00:38:30.200
  • that it is no secret what God can do,
  • 00:38:30.210 --> 00:38:32.280
  • not in just what happens in our life
  • 00:38:32.290 --> 00:38:35.110
  • in an everyday situation,
  • 00:38:35.120 --> 00:38:37.110
  • but when we get down and we think there's no hope,
  • 00:38:37.120 --> 00:38:40.220
  • when we think-- we get depressed or whatever,
  • 00:38:40.230 --> 00:38:43.210
  • it's no secret what He can do with your life
  • 00:38:43.220 --> 00:38:45.260
  • if you let Him, you know?
  • 00:38:45.270 --> 00:38:47.150
  • It's up to us to let Him.
  • 00:38:47.160 --> 00:38:50.020
  • [soft music]
  • 00:38:50.030 --> 00:38:52.250
  • The chimes of time
  • 00:38:52.260 --> 00:38:54.220
  • ring out the news.
  • 00:38:54.230 --> 00:38:57.070
  • Another day is through.
  • 00:38:57.080 --> 00:39:02.120
  • Someone slipped and fell.
  • 00:39:02.130 --> 00:39:07.030
  • Was that someone you?
  • 00:39:07.040 --> 00:39:11.180
  • You may have longed
  • 00:39:11.190 --> 00:39:14.050
  • for added strength,
  • 00:39:14.060 --> 00:39:16.130
  • your courage to renew.
  • 00:39:16.140 --> 00:39:21.210
  • Do not be disheartened,
  • 00:39:21.220 --> 00:39:26.040
  • for I have news for you.
  • 00:39:26.050 --> 00:39:31.270
  • It is no secret
  • 00:39:31.280 --> 00:39:36.180
  • what God can do.
  • 00:39:36.190 --> 00:39:41.130
  • What He's done for others,
  • 00:39:41.140 --> 00:39:46.100
  • He'll do for you.
  • 00:39:46.110 --> 00:39:50.290
  • With arms wide open,
  • 00:39:51.000 --> 00:39:55.220
  • He'll pardon you.
  • 00:39:55.230 --> 00:40:00.180
  • It is no secret
  • 00:40:00.190 --> 00:40:05.100
  • what God can do.
  • 00:40:05.110 --> 00:40:09.180
  • 00:40:09.190 --> 00:40:16.090
  • There is no night,
  • 00:40:16.100 --> 00:40:18.250
  • for in His light,
  • 00:40:18.260 --> 00:40:21.070
  • you'll never walk alone.
  • 00:40:21.080 --> 00:40:26.120
  • Always feel at home
  • 00:40:26.130 --> 00:40:30.240
  • wherever you may roam.
  • 00:40:30.250 --> 00:40:35.200
  • There is no power
  • 00:40:35.210 --> 00:40:38.000
  • can conquer you
  • 00:40:38.010 --> 00:40:40.100
  • while God is on your side.
  • 00:40:40.110 --> 00:40:45.040
  • Just take Him at His promise.
  • 00:40:45.050 --> 00:40:49.260
  • Don't run away and hide.
  • 00:40:49.270 --> 00:40:55.230
  • It is no secret
  • 00:40:55.240 --> 00:41:00.160
  • what God can do.
  • 00:41:00.170 --> 00:41:05.110
  • What He's done for others,
  • 00:41:05.120 --> 00:41:10.050
  • He'll do for you.
  • 00:41:10.060 --> 00:41:14.280
  • With arms wide open,
  • 00:41:14.290 --> 00:41:19.240
  • He'll pardon you.
  • 00:41:19.250 --> 00:41:24.160
  • It is no secret
  • 00:41:24.170 --> 00:41:29.090
  • what God can do.
  • 00:41:29.100 --> 00:41:34.050
  • It is no secret
  • 00:41:34.060 --> 00:41:38.210
  • what God
  • 00:41:38.220 --> 00:41:40.200
  • can do.
  • 00:41:40.210 --> 00:41:50.120
  • [holding note]
  • 00:41:50.130 --> 00:41:53.000
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:41:53.010 --> 00:41:56.020
  • Bill: You not only had
  • 00:42:01.150 --> 00:42:02.190
  • one of the best keyboard players in this city,
  • 00:42:02.200 --> 00:42:06.060
  • first--what we call first call.
  • 00:42:06.070 --> 00:42:08.000
  • - Right.
  • 00:42:08.010 --> 00:42:09.050
  • - Gordon is just one of the very best.
  • 00:42:09.060 --> 00:42:12.150
  • But plus, he is a hoot to be around and have fun with.
  • 00:42:12.160 --> 00:42:17.020
  • - Gordon Mote is very entertaining.
  • 00:42:17.030 --> 00:42:18.190
  • I would say I think he's from another planet, myself.
  • 00:42:18.200 --> 00:42:22.060
  • But we teamed up and did the old Everly Brothers song
  • 00:42:22.070 --> 00:42:25.270
  • "Wake Up Little Susie."
  • 00:42:25.280 --> 00:42:27.020
  • - Yeah.
  • 00:42:27.030 --> 00:42:28.050
  • - And we're a duet, so who knows?
  • 00:42:28.060 --> 00:42:29.290
  • We may have to do a duet album here before too long.
  • 00:42:30.000 --> 00:42:32.070
  • - There may be a bus in your future, okay.
  • 00:42:32.080 --> 00:42:34.090
  • - I'd be honored. [laughter]
  • 00:42:34.100 --> 00:42:36.200
  • [jaunty music]
  • 00:42:36.210 --> 00:42:37.280
  • both: Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:42:37.290 --> 00:42:40.040
  • Wake up.
  • 00:42:40.050 --> 00:42:41.040
  • 00:42:41.050 --> 00:42:43.010
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:42:43.020 --> 00:42:45.110
  • Wake up.
  • 00:42:45.120 --> 00:42:46.110
  • 00:42:46.120 --> 00:42:48.050
  • We've both been sound asleep.
  • 00:42:48.060 --> 00:42:50.070
  • Wake up, little Susie, and weep.
  • 00:42:50.080 --> 00:42:52.260
  • The movie's over, it's 4:00,
  • 00:42:52.270 --> 00:42:55.070
  • and we're in trouble deep.
  • 00:42:55.080 --> 00:42:57.090
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:42:57.100 --> 00:42:59.240
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:42:59.250 --> 00:43:02.150
  • Well, what are we gonna tell your mama?
  • 00:43:02.160 --> 00:43:06.010
  • What are we gonna tell your pop?
  • 00:43:06.020 --> 00:43:08.110
  • What are we gonna tell your friends
  • 00:43:08.120 --> 00:43:10.010
  • when they say, "Ooh-la-la"?
  • 00:43:10.020 --> 00:43:12.190
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:43:12.200 --> 00:43:15.040
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:43:15.050 --> 00:43:17.180
  • - Well, I told your mama that you'd be in by ten.
  • 00:43:17.190 --> 00:43:23.060
  • - Well, Susie, baby, looks like we goofed again.
  • 00:43:23.070 --> 00:43:27.230
  • both: Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:43:27.240 --> 00:43:30.100
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:43:30.110 --> 00:43:32.250
  • We gotta go home.
  • 00:43:32.260 --> 00:43:34.130
  • 00:43:34.140 --> 00:43:38.180
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:43:38.190 --> 00:43:41.070
  • Wake up.
  • 00:43:41.080 --> 00:43:42.070
  • 00:43:42.080 --> 00:43:43.250
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:43:43.260 --> 00:43:46.130
  • Wake up.
  • 00:43:46.140 --> 00:43:47.140
  • 00:43:47.150 --> 00:43:48.230
  • The movie, it wasn't so hot.
  • 00:43:48.240 --> 00:43:51.110
  • It didn't have much of a plot.
  • 00:43:51.120 --> 00:43:53.250
  • We fell asleep. Our goose is cooked.
  • 00:43:53.260 --> 00:43:56.000
  • Our reputation is shot.
  • 00:43:56.010 --> 00:43:58.070
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:43:58.080 --> 00:44:00.220
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:44:00.230 --> 00:44:03.080
  • Well, what are we gonna tell your mama?
  • 00:44:03.090 --> 00:44:06.160
  • What are we gonna tell your pop?
  • 00:44:06.170 --> 00:44:09.100
  • What are we gonna tell our friends
  • 00:44:09.110 --> 00:44:11.070
  • when they say, "Ooh-la-la"?
  • 00:44:11.080 --> 00:44:13.220
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:44:13.230 --> 00:44:16.030
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:44:16.040 --> 00:44:18.050
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:44:18.060 --> 00:44:20.220
  • 00:44:20.230 --> 00:44:24.210
  • - Yeah! [cheers and applause]
  • 00:44:24.220 --> 00:44:27.060
  • - Mr. Gordon Mote, my partner back there,
  • 00:44:27.070 --> 00:44:29.000
  • ladies and gentlemen.
  • 00:44:29.010 --> 00:44:30.210
  • Man: Jimmy Fortune.
  • 00:44:30.220 --> 00:44:32.160
  • of a person's soul.
  • 00:45:39.200 --> 00:45:41.100
  • I get a lot of these young kids that come out on the road
  • 00:45:41.110 --> 00:45:43.200
  • and play with me and pick with me,
  • 00:45:43.210 --> 00:45:44.250
  • and, you know, sometimes,
  • 00:45:44.260 --> 00:45:46.000
  • you know, every once in a while,
  • 00:45:46.010 --> 00:45:47.020
  • you know, they'll ask, you know,
  • 00:45:47.030 --> 00:45:48.150
  • "What is the secret about, you know,
  • 00:45:48.160 --> 00:45:51.210
  • "performing in front of people
  • 00:45:51.220 --> 00:45:53.000
  • and try to make that connection?"
  • 00:45:53.010 --> 00:45:55.060
  • I said, "Well, you have to try to, you know, connect,
  • 00:45:55.070 --> 00:45:58.020
  • "you know, your heart, first and foremost,
  • 00:45:58.030 --> 00:46:00.220
  • "with what you're singing,
  • 00:46:00.230 --> 00:46:02.090
  • "to believe it and to convey it
  • 00:46:02.100 --> 00:46:05.070
  • "and then sink your voice and your soul into it,
  • 00:46:05.080 --> 00:46:10.170
  • and you've made that connection."
  • 00:46:10.180 --> 00:46:13.110
  • 'Cause sometimes--there are a lot of great singers.
  • 00:46:13.120 --> 00:46:14.290
  • There are so many great singers out there,
  • 00:46:15.000 --> 00:46:16.260
  • but you can hear when somebody's just singing
  • 00:46:16.270 --> 00:46:19.120
  • and just doing the notes
  • 00:46:19.130 --> 00:46:21.060
  • and when somebody's really feeling what they feel,
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  • you know, and...
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  • - That's when I call Gloria in from the kitchen and say,
  • 00:46:26.030 --> 00:46:28.000
  • "Honey, you need to listen to this person,"
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  • male or female.
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  • - Yeah.
  • 00:46:32.060 --> 00:46:34.060
  • - "I think he really believes what he's singing."
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  • - Right.
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  • You have to believe it.
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  • That's right. You can't fake it.
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  • You can't fake it.
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  • [soft music]
  • 00:46:42.120 --> 00:46:45.110
  • 00:46:45.120 --> 00:46:52.110
  • I come to
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  • the garden alone
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  • while the dew
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  • is still on
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  • the roses.
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  • And the voice I hear
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  • falling on my ear,
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  • the Son of God
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  • discloses.
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  • And He walks with me,
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  • and He talks with me.
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  • And His own. I am
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  • And the joy we share
  • 00:47:50.180 --> 00:47:55.070
  • as we tarry there,
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  • none other
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  • has ever known.
  • 00:48:02.230 --> 00:48:07.260
  • 00:48:07.270 --> 00:48:14.020
  • He speaks, and the sound
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  • of His voice
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  • is so sweet,
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  • the birds hush their singing.
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  • And the melody
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  • that He gave to me
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  • within my heart
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  • is ringing.
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  • And He walks with me,
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  • and He talks with me.
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  • And He tells me I am
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  • His own.
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  • And the joy we share
  • 00:49:12.160 --> 00:49:17.010
  • as we tarry there,
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  • none other
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  • has ever known.
  • 00:49:24.160 --> 00:49:30.170
  • 00:49:30.180 --> 00:49:33.080
  • None other has ever
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  • known.
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  • 00:49:46.220 --> 00:49:49.130
  • [applause]
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  • I'm standing here as a thankful person,
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  • not realizing, knowing how I even got here.
  • 00:50:05.260 --> 00:50:09.150
  • I'm just a simple guy from up in Virginia.
  • 00:50:09.160 --> 00:50:11.180
  • If you ever saw "The Waltons" TV show,
  • 00:50:11.190 --> 00:50:13.110
  • you saw how I grew up, where I grew up.
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  • I was friends with Earl Hamner,
  • 00:50:15.250 --> 00:50:17.060
  • who was the writer and creator of "The Waltons."
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  • And so coming from that place,
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  • I guess I always did follow my heart in music,
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  • and I think everybody
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  • should follow their heart, no matter what.
  • 00:50:29.000 --> 00:50:31.260
  • And--'cause you never know where it's gonna take you.
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  • 'Cause that's what God gave you.
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  • God gave you that talent.
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  • God gave you whatever it is He gave you,
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  • and He gives everybody a little something different.
  • 00:50:40.150 --> 00:50:42.080
  • Not everybody has the same thing.
  • 00:50:42.090 --> 00:50:44.170
  • But you can bet and best believe
  • 00:50:44.180 --> 00:50:46.040
  • that God gave you something.
  • 00:50:46.050 --> 00:50:48.100
  • So use it.
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  • You never know where it's gonna take you.
  • 00:50:49.280 --> 00:50:52.140
  • And now here I am standing onstage with the Isaacs
  • 00:50:52.150 --> 00:50:54.290
  • and these great musicians that are back here
  • 00:50:55.000 --> 00:50:57.160
  • that I consider the absolute best in the world
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  • and I love them dearly with all my heart.
  • 00:50:59.240 --> 00:51:02.090
  • They breathe life into everything that we do.
  • 00:51:02.100 --> 00:51:04.190
  • [applause]
  • 00:51:04.200 --> 00:51:07.210
  • So...
  • 00:51:10.020 --> 00:51:12.000
  • so we're all here-- we're all here,
  • 00:51:12.010 --> 00:51:14.070
  • myself and all of you, not by accident.
  • 00:51:14.080 --> 00:51:17.140
  • We're here because God wanted us to be here today.
  • 00:51:17.150 --> 00:51:20.240
  • And I believe that with all my heart.
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  • So thank you so much for coming.
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  • God bless you.
  • 00:51:24.150 --> 00:51:25.190
  • [applause]
  • 00:51:25.200 --> 00:51:28.040
  • [soft music]
  • 00:51:28.050 --> 00:51:31.040
  • 00:51:31.050 --> 00:51:33.030
  • - Sing it, Jimmy.
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  • 00:51:34.210 --> 00:51:39.280
  • - When peace like a river
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  • attendeth my way,
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  • when sorrows
  • 00:51:52.220 --> 00:51:55.140
  • like sea billows roll,
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  • whatever my lot,
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  • Thou hast taught me to say
  • 00:52:10.020 --> 00:52:15.290
  • it is well,
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  • it is well
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  • with my soul.
  • 00:52:22.030 --> 00:52:28.120
  • It is well
  • 00:52:28.130 --> 00:52:34.140
  • with my soul.
  • 00:52:34.150 --> 00:52:40.160
  • It is well,
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  • it is well
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  • with my soul.
  • 00:52:46.220 --> 00:52:51.170
  • 00:52:51.180 --> 00:52:58.190
  • My sin, oh, the bliss
  • 00:52:59.290 --> 00:53:05.120
  • of this glorious thought.
  • 00:53:05.130 --> 00:53:12.060
  • My sin, not in part
  • 00:53:12.070 --> 00:53:17.140
  • but the whole,
  • 00:53:17.150 --> 00:53:24.120
  • is nailed to the cross,
  • 00:53:24.130 --> 00:53:29.200
  • and I bear it no more.
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  • Praise the Lord,
  • 00:53:35.220 --> 00:53:38.210
  • praise the Lord,
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  • O my soul.
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  • It is well
  • 00:53:48.050 --> 00:53:54.080
  • with my soul.
  • 00:53:54.090 --> 00:54:00.130
  • It is well,
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  • it is well
  • 00:54:03.140 --> 00:54:06.180
  • with my soul.
  • 00:54:06.190 --> 00:54:14.040
  • 00:54:14.050 --> 00:54:21.060
  • It is well
  • 00:54:30.070 --> 00:54:36.220
  • with my soul.
  • 00:54:36.230 --> 00:54:42.290
  • It is well,
  • 00:54:43.000 --> 00:54:46.080
  • it is well
  • 00:54:46.090 --> 00:54:49.170
  • with my soul.
  • 00:54:49.180 --> 00:55:01.010
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:55:01.020 --> 00:55:04.030
  • I love you with all my heart.
  • 00:55:16.280 --> 00:55:18.270
  • God bless you.
  • 00:55:18.280 --> 00:55:20.030
  • [applause continues]
  • 00:55:20.040 --> 00:55:22.150
  • - Jimmy, you're a part of the Gaither family now,
  • 00:55:26.210 --> 00:55:29.040
  • and we're glad to claim you as kinfolk.
  • 00:55:29.050 --> 00:55:31.200
  • [laughter]
  • 00:55:31.210 --> 00:55:33.170
  • - Well, I sometimes can't believe
  • 00:55:33.180 --> 00:55:36.070
  • that I get to be a part of it.
  • 00:55:36.080 --> 00:55:37.220
  • - You know what?
  • 00:55:37.230 --> 00:55:38.220
  • We are better together, aren't we?
  • 00:55:38.230 --> 00:55:40.210
  • And we are certainly better
  • 00:55:40.220 --> 00:55:43.030
  • that you're a part of our family.
  • 00:55:43.040 --> 00:55:44.240
  • God bless you, Jimmy. - God bless you too, Bill.
  • 00:55:44.250 --> 00:55:46.180
  • - We love you and your family. - You too, buddy.
  • 00:55:46.190 --> 00:55:48.230
  • God bless you, you and Gloria both.
  • 00:55:48.240 --> 00:55:50.140
  • Appreciate you.
  • 00:55:50.150 --> 00:55:51.170
  • [rousing music]
  • 00:55:51.180 --> 00:55:54.170
  • 00:55:54.180 --> 00:55:55.270
  • - Yeah!
  • 00:55:55.280 --> 00:55:57.110
  • 00:55:57.120 --> 00:55:58.170
  • - I roamed and rambled
  • 00:55:58.180 --> 00:56:00.210
  • and followed my footsteps
  • 00:56:00.220 --> 00:56:02.170
  • to the sparkling sands of
  • 00:56:02.180 --> 00:56:04.140
  • her diamond deserts.
  • 00:56:04.150 --> 00:56:06.150
  • And all around me,
  • 00:56:06.160 --> 00:56:08.150
  • a voice was sounding,
  • 00:56:08.160 --> 00:56:10.290
  • "This land was made for you and me."
  • 00:56:11.000 --> 00:56:14.080
  • This land is your land,
  • 00:56:14.090 --> 00:56:16.080
  • this land is my land,
  • 00:56:16.090 --> 00:56:17.240
  • from California
  • 00:56:17.250 --> 00:56:19.280
  • to the New York island,
  • 00:56:19.290 --> 00:56:21.240
  • from the redwood forest
  • 00:56:21.250 --> 00:56:23.270
  • to the Gulf Stream waters.
  • 00:56:23.280 --> 00:56:26.100
  • This land was made for you and me.
  • 00:56:26.110 --> 00:56:29.150
  • Yeah, this land was made for you and me.
  • 00:56:29.160 --> 00:56:33.180
  • 00:56:33.190 --> 00:56:40.200
  • Yeah!
  • 00:56:42.100 --> 00:56:43.200
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:56:43.210 --> 00:56:45.090
  • Whoo!
  • 00:56:45.100 --> 00:56:46.220
  • Thank you all!
  • 00:56:46.230 --> 00:56:48.020
  • Yeah!
  • 00:56:48.030 --> 00:56:50.050
  • Thank y'all so much!
  • 00:56:50.060 --> 00:56:52.040
  • [applause continues] How they linger
  • 00:56:52.050 --> 00:57:06.290
  • How they ever flood my soul
  • 00:57:07.000 --> 00:57:08.180
  • Thank you for joining Bill and Gloria Gaither...
  • 00:57:08.190 --> 00:57:11.030
  • ... and their Homecoming Friends for "Precious Memories."
  • 00:57:11.040 --> 00:57:14.050
  • Be sure to watch program as these legendary gospel artists...
  • 00:57:14.060 --> 00:57:17.180
  • ... share more of your favorite songs.
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  • In the stillness, of the midnight
  • 00:57:21.120 --> 00:57:24.130