Country Music Supergroups Alabama and The Oak Ridge Boys Unite for "Jesus and John Wayne"

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Country music super groups Alabama and The Oak Ridge Boys unite to record "Jesus and John Wayne." You can listen to the track below and it is currently available on all digital platforms. "Jesus and John Wayne" is taken from Gaither Tribute, Honoring the Songs of Bill & Gloria Gaither, which will be released pm August 25 via Gaither Music Group (distributed by Capitol Christian Music Group and Universal Music).

The album also features award-winning artists, such as Ronnie Dunn, Reba McEntire, CeCe Winans, Hillary Scott, Alabama, Josh Turner  and others, singing the songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither. 

Steve Moore, executive producer of the all-star recording, says, "This musical tribute to Bill and Gloria Gaither, two of Gospel music's most enduring legends, by some of country music's legendary talents has been an unbelievable joy and honor for me to be involved with! The newly-inspired interpretations and production by Tony Brown have given these timeless Christian classics an amazing new life that will touch and re-touch people's hearts all over the world."

"This recording is a special one for all involved," stated Paul Sizelove, president of Gaither Music Group. "Each of these artists selected a song from Bill and Gloria's renowned catalog and created new renditions of these classics. Tony [Brown] worked with them to create a collection that truly represents the heart and style of each of these talented artists. We are so proud of the art they have created, and what an honor to the Gaither legacy to have these heartfelt recordings from these highly-respected performers." 

The collaborations of Bill and Gloria have resulted in more than 700 popular gospel songs, including the hymnal standards "Because He Lives" and "He Touched Me." They have collectively garnered eight GRAMMY Awards and more than a dozen nominations; and they have received more than two dozen Gospel Music Association (GMA) DOVE Awards, earning the title "Songwriter of the Year" eight times.

Bill and Gloria were the first musical artists to be inducted into the Christian Booksellers Association's Hall of Honor, and they recorded the first inspirational album to achieve gold status by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).  

Bill and Gloria were named Songwriters of the Century by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and they were honored by the Indiana Historical Society in 2006 with the Living Legend Award. The couple are members of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame as well as the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

In the early '80s Bill founded the Gaither Vocal Band, a group that has raised the bar for gospel quartets and touched audiences all over the world for more than 30 years. Together the couple has eagerly shared their stage and helped define the careers of countless young artists. 

In 1991, Bill gathered the Vocal Band together with a few of his gospel music heroes to record a song. That recording marked the birth of Gaither Music Group's Homecoming Video Series, which has grown to more than 150 titles strong. Gaither Music Group has sold over 40 million DVDs and CDs, and 130 of the Gaither Homecoming videos have achieved precious metal status by the RIAA, with 10 certified multi-platinum, 60 certified platinum and 60 certified gold.

With performances in world-renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Sydney Opera House, the award-winning Homecoming Series airs weekly on television networks all over North America and Europe; and the Homecoming concert tour celebrates more than 25 years of live events that bring gospel music to major arenas around the world.  

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