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Jimmy Fortune: God & Country

Watch Jimmy Fortune: God & Country
October 30, 2019
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Gaither Gospel

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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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  • When I used to leave home and--
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  • my daddy would walk by the car
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  • and walk down the driveway, and he'd always say,
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  • "Son, you know, you can always come home, you know?
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  • You've always got a place here."
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  • And that meant so much to me.
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  • - Isn't that good to know?
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  • - It's just good to know.
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  • And God's that way with us too, that kind of love.
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  • I'm thankful for that.
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  • I'm thankful for that place called home,
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  • 'cause I sure have been there many times
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  • and get to rest my head.
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  • And it's good, really is.
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  • [soft music]
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  • - Just keep listening to that homing device.
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  • It'll lead you home. - Right.
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  • Softly and tenderly,
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  • Jesus is calling,
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  • calling for you
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  • and for me.
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  • See, on the portals,
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  • He's waiting and watching,
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  • watching for you
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  • and for me.
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  • "Come home.
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  • "Come home.
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  • "Ye who are weary,
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  • come home."
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  • Earnestly, tenderly,
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  • Jesus is calling,
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  • calling, "O sinner,
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  • come home."
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  • Oh, for the wonderful love
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  • He has promised,
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  • promised for you
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  • and for me.
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  • Though we have sinned,
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  • He has mercy and pardon,
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  • pardon for you
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  • and for me.
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  • "Come home.
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  • "Come home.
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  • "Ye who are weary,
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  • come home."
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  • Earnestly, tenderly,
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  • Jesus is calling,
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  • calling, "O sinner,
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  • come home."
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  • [holding note]
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  • [cheers and applause]
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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
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  • as we tarry there,
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  • none other
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  • has ever known.
  • 00:17:01.290 --> 00:17:07.020
  • 00:17:07.030 --> 00:17:13.080
  • 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
  • 00:18:11.220 --> 00:18:16.070
  • as we tarry there,
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  • none other
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  • has ever known.
  • 00:18:23.220 --> 00:18:29.230
  • 00:18:29.240 --> 00:18:32.140
  • None other has ever
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  • known.
  • 00:18:39.120 --> 00:18:45.270
  • 00:18:45.280 --> 00:18:48.190
  • [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.
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  • I'm just a simple guy from up in Virginia.
  • 00:19:08.240 --> 00:19:10.260
  • If you ever saw "The Waltons" TV show,
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  • you saw how I grew up, where I grew up.
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  • I was friends with Earl Hamner,
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  • who was the writer and creator of "The Waltons."
  • 00:19:16.150 --> 00:19:19.180
  • 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.
  • 00:19:28.080 --> 00:19:31.040
  • 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.
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  • Not everybody has the same thing.
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  • But you can bet and best believe
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  • that God gave you something.
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  • So use it.
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  • You never know where it's gonna take you.
  • 00:19:49.060 --> 00:19:51.220
  • And now here I am standing onstage with the Isaacs
  • 00:19:51.230 --> 00:19:54.070
  • and these great musicians that are back here
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  • that I consider the absolute best in the world
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  • and I love them dearly with all my heart.
  • 00:19:59.020 --> 00:20:01.150
  • They breathe life into everything that we do.
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  • [applause]
  • 00:20:03.260 --> 00:20:06.270
  • So...
  • 00:20:09.080 --> 00:20:11.060
  • so we're all here-- we're all here,
  • 00:20:11.070 --> 00:20:13.130
  • myself and all of you, not by accident.
  • 00:20:13.140 --> 00:20:16.200
  • We're here because God wanted us to be here today.
  • 00:20:16.210 --> 00:20:20.000
  • 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.
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  • [applause]
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  • [soft music]
  • 00:20:27.110 --> 00:20:30.100
  • 00:20:30.110 --> 00:20:32.090
  • - Sing it, Jimmy.
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  • 00:20:33.270 --> 00:20:39.040
  • - When peace like a river
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  • attendeth my way,
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  • when sorrows
  • 00:20:51.280 --> 00:20:54.200
  • like sea billows roll,
  • 00:20:54.210 --> 00:21:04.000
  • whatever my lot,
  • 00:21:04.010 --> 00:21:09.070
  • Thou hast taught me to say
  • 00:21:09.080 --> 00:21:15.050
  • it is well,
  • 00:21:15.060 --> 00:21:18.060
  • it is well
  • 00:21:18.070 --> 00:21:21.080
  • with my soul.
  • 00:21:21.090 --> 00:21:27.180
  • It is well
  • 00:21:27.190 --> 00:21:33.200
  • with my soul.
  • 00:21:33.210 --> 00:21:39.220
  • It is well,
  • 00:21:39.230 --> 00:21:42.270
  • it is well
  • 00:21:42.280 --> 00:21:45.270
  • with my soul.
  • 00:21:45.280 --> 00:21:50.230
  • 00:21:50.240 --> 00:21:57.250
  • My sin, oh, the bliss
  • 00:21:59.050 --> 00:22:04.180
  • of this glorious thought.
  • 00:22:04.190 --> 00:22:11.120
  • My sin, not in part
  • 00:22:11.130 --> 00:22:16.200
  • but the whole,
  • 00:22:16.210 --> 00:22:23.180
  • is nailed to the cross,
  • 00:22:23.190 --> 00:22:28.260
  • and I bear it no more.
  • 00:22:28.270 --> 00:22:34.270
  • Praise the Lord,
  • 00:22:34.280 --> 00:22:37.270
  • praise the Lord,
  • 00:22:37.280 --> 00:22:40.290
  • O my soul.
  • 00:22:41.000 --> 00:22:47.100
  • It is well
  • 00:22:47.110 --> 00:22:53.140
  • with my soul.
  • 00:22:53.150 --> 00:22:59.170
  • It is well,
  • 00:22:59.180 --> 00:23:02.190
  • it is well
  • 00:23:02.200 --> 00:23:05.240
  • with my soul.
  • 00:23:05.250 --> 00:23:13.100
  • 00:23:13.110 --> 00:23:20.120
  • It is well
  • 00:23:29.130 --> 00:23:35.280
  • with my soul.
  • 00:23:35.290 --> 00:23:42.050
  • It is well,
  • 00:23:42.060 --> 00:23:45.140
  • it is well
  • 00:23:45.150 --> 00:23:48.230
  • with my soul.
  • 00:23:48.240 --> 00:24:00.070
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:24:00.080 --> 00:24:03.090
  • I love you with all my heart.
  • 00:24:16.040 --> 00:24:18.030
  • God bless you.
  • 00:24:18.040 --> 00:24:19.090
  • [applause continues]
  • 00:24:19.100 --> 00:24:21.210
  • - Jimmy, you're a part of the Gaither family now,
  • 00:24:25.270 --> 00:24:28.100
  • and we're glad to claim you as kinfolk.
  • 00:24:28.110 --> 00:24:30.260
  • [laughter]
  • 00:24:30.270 --> 00:24:32.230
  • - Well, I sometimes can't believe
  • 00:24:32.240 --> 00:24:35.130
  • that I get to be a part of it.
  • 00:24:35.140 --> 00:24:36.280
  • - You know what?
  • 00:24:36.290 --> 00:24:37.280
  • We are better together, aren't we?
  • 00:24:37.290 --> 00:24:39.270
  • And we are certainly better
  • 00:24:39.280 --> 00:24:42.090
  • that you're a part of our family.
  • 00:24:42.100 --> 00:24:44.000
  • God bless you, Jimmy. - God bless you too, Bill.
  • 00:24:44.010 --> 00:24:45.240
  • - We love you and your family. - You too, buddy.
  • 00:24:45.250 --> 00:24:47.290
  • God bless you, you and Gloria both.
  • 00:24:48.000 --> 00:24:49.200
  • Appreciate you.
  • 00:24:49.210 --> 00:24:50.230
  • [rousing music]
  • 00:24:50.240 --> 00:24:53.230
  • 00:24:53.240 --> 00:24:55.030
  • - Yeah!
  • 00:24:55.040 --> 00:24:56.170
  • 00:24:56.180 --> 00:24:57.230
  • - I roamed and rambled
  • 00:24:57.240 --> 00:24:59.250
  • and followed my footsteps
  • 00:24:59.260 --> 00:25:01.230
  • to the sparkling sands of
  • 00:25:01.240 --> 00:25:03.200
  • her diamond deserts.
  • 00:25:03.210 --> 00:25:05.210
  • And all around me,
  • 00:25:05.220 --> 00:25:07.210
  • a voice was sounding,
  • 00:25:07.220 --> 00:25:10.050
  • "This land was made for you and me."
  • 00:25:10.060 --> 00:25:13.140
  • This land is your land,
  • 00:25:13.150 --> 00:25:15.140
  • this land is my land,
  • 00:25:15.150 --> 00:25:17.000
  • from California
  • 00:25:17.010 --> 00:25:19.040
  • to the New York island,
  • 00:25:19.050 --> 00:25:21.000
  • from the redwood forest
  • 00:25:21.010 --> 00:25:23.030
  • to the Gulf Stream waters.
  • 00:25:23.040 --> 00:25:25.160
  • This land was made for you and me.
  • 00:25:25.170 --> 00:25:28.210
  • Yeah, this land was made for you and me.
  • 00:25:28.220 --> 00:25:32.240
  • 00:25:32.250 --> 00:25:39.260
  • Yeah!
  • 00:25:41.160 --> 00:25:42.260
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:25:42.270 --> 00:25:44.150
  • Whoo!
  • 00:25:44.160 --> 00:25:45.280
  • Thank you all!
  • 00:25:45.290 --> 00:25:47.080
  • Yeah!
  • 00:25:47.090 --> 00:25:49.110
  • Thank y'all so much!
  • 00:25:49.120 --> 00:25:51.100
  • Precious Memories
  • 00:26:55.040 --> 00:27:00.290
  • How they linger
  • 00:27:01.000 --> 00:27:08.010
  • How they ever flood my soul
  • 00:27:08.020 --> 00:27:09.200
  • Thank you for joining Bill and Gloria Gaither...
  • 00:27:09.210 --> 00:27:12.050
  • ... and their Homecoming Friends for "Precious Memories."
  • 00:27:12.060 --> 00:27:15.070
  • Be sure to watch program as these legendary gospel artists...
  • 00:27:15.080 --> 00:27:18.200
  • ... share more of your favorite songs.
  • 00:27:18.210 --> 00:27:22.130
  • In the stillness, of the midnight
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