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Jimmy Fortune: God & Country

Watch Jimmy Fortune: God & Country
October 19, 2019
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Bill & Gloria Gaither: Precious Memories

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Jimmy Fortune: God & Country

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  • How they linger
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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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  • Thank you.
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  • Yeah!
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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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  • This project was emotional country was buifor 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.
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  • Thank you all for writing that song.
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  • - But there's no pain like the pain of a parent
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  • when you're caring about your kids, is there?
  • 00:12:13.140 --> 00:12:15.200
  • - Well, it was--
  • 00:12:15.210 --> 00:12:16.200
  • - You feel so helpless sometimes.
  • 00:12:16.210 --> 00:12:18.110
  • - I was 17 years old and I was in the University of Virginia,
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  • and I remember sitting in the waiting room by myself.
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  • It was, like, in the morning. Nobody else was in there.
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  • And the doctor came in and said,
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  • "Well, what did you want, a boy or a girl?"
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  • I said, "Well, it doesn't matter as long as it's okay."
  • 00:12:32.010 --> 00:12:34.210
  • And he said, "Well, you come with me.
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  • "You got a little boy. He's 8 pounds 5 ounces.
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  • But there's a problem."
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  • And I never had seen anything like that.
  • 00:12:41.020 --> 00:12:42.250
  • And he took me back there and he just, like, took me
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  • into this operating room and he says,
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  • "We don't operate in two hours, your son's gonna die."
  • 00:12:47.030 --> 00:12:50.240
  • And he pulled back the covers and I saw that,
  • 00:12:50.250 --> 00:12:54.250
  • and I was like, "What am I seeing?"
  • 00:12:54.260 --> 00:12:56.060
  • I just couldn't put it all together.
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  • But it did something to me deep down
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  • that I've never gotten over,
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  • and so my heart goes out to parents
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  • who have had children that have been born with problems
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  • and what they have to go through, you know?
  • 00:13:08.120 --> 00:13:11.240
  • It's a struggle.
  • 00:13:11.250 --> 00:13:14.040
  • - How could we make it without our faith
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  • in hard and tough times?
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  • - Well, I really couldn't.
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  • My mother instilled that in me.
  • 00:13:20.050 --> 00:13:22.250
  • She said, "No matter what happens in life, son,
  • 00:13:22.260 --> 00:13:25.110
  • "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.
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  • 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
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  • just because He lives.
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  • God sent His Son.
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  • They called Him Jesus.
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  • He came to love,
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  • heal, and forgive.
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  • He lived and died
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  • to buy my pardon.
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  • An empty grave is there to prove
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  • my Savior lives.
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  • Because He lives,
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  • I can face tomorrow.
  • 00:15:03.220 --> 00:15:08.260
  • 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
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  • just because He lives.
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  • 00:15:41.180 --> 00:15:47.110
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • just because He lives.
  • 00:17:08.020 --> 00:17:13.280
  • 00:17:13.290 --> 00:17:17.110
  • My life is worth the living
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  • just because He lives.
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  • 00:17:31.040 --> 00:17:36.280
  • [cheers and applause]
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  • is in our diversity," and I believe that.
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  • We all come from different ethnic backgrounds.
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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.
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  • - Mm-hmm.
  • 00:17:54.060 --> 00:17:55.070
  • - 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,
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  • and that's when our diversity becomes one.
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  • We're all Americans. - Right, right.
  • 00:18:05.220 --> 00:18:07.220
  • - 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.
  • 00:18:11.230 --> 00:18:13.260
  • - 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.
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  • - Right.
  • 00:18:20.080 --> 00:18:21.090
  • - 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.
  • 00:18:30.200 --> 00:18:33.180
  • - God has blessed America over and over again.
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  • - Yeah.
  • 00:18:35.210 --> 00:18:36.290
  • - 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?
  • 00:18:48.140 --> 00:18:51.150
  • We're people. - Yeah.
  • 00:18:51.160 --> 00:18:52.290
  • - 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.
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  • And so I'm hoping-- and I do see a lot of change
  • 00:19:01.280 --> 00:19:05.050
  • going on out there in the world too.
  • 00:19:05.060 --> 00:19:07.070
  • - 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.
  • 00:19:11.210 --> 00:19:14.180
  • 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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  • 00:19:24.280 --> 00:19:28.120
  • God bless America,
  • 00:19:28.130 --> 00:19:34.070
  • land that I love.
  • 00:19:34.080 --> 00:19:39.030
  • 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.
  • 00:20:20.070 --> 00:20:26.280
  • - 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.
  • 00:21:07.050 --> 00:21:13.220
  • God bless America,
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  • my home,
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  • sweet home.
  • 00:21:22.110 --> 00:21:27.240
  • 00:21:27.250 --> 00:21:30.150
  • - 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.
  • 00:22:11.190 --> 00:22:17.120
  • 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]
  • 00:22:54.280 --> 00:22:57.220
  • You know, this song right here--
  • 00:23:02.200 --> 00:23:04.060
  • I'm always writing songs here in town
  • 00:23:04.070 --> 00:23:06.090
  • and used to write years ago when I came to Nashville.
  • 00:23:06.100 --> 00:23:09.170
  • I still--still write songs quite a bit
  • 00:23:09.180 --> 00:23:12.140
  • with some great writers that come into town
  • 00:23:12.150 --> 00:23:15.030
  • and some of them that have been here for a while.
  • 00:23:15.040 --> 00:23:18.040
  • But I wrote this song with a special friend of mine,
  • 00:23:18.050 --> 00:23:22.230
  • Miss Molly Stevens, who is here tonight.
  • 00:23:22.240 --> 00:23:24.210
  • She's right over-- Stand up, Molly.
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  • This is Molly, y'all. [applause]
  • 00:23:27.100 --> 00:23:29.190
  • We got together to write one day, and we--
  • 00:23:29.200 --> 00:23:34.010
  • you know, we kind of opened ourselves up spiritually,
  • 00:23:34.020 --> 00:23:35.260
  • you know, for-- that day, we did for sure--
  • 00:23:35.270 --> 00:23:38.090
  • for what God wanted us to say in this world.
  • 00:23:38.100 --> 00:23:42.040
  • And I've had so many people--
  • 00:23:42.050 --> 00:23:44.010
  • I've done this song over and over again in my shows.
  • 00:23:44.020 --> 00:23:46.270
  • It's called "I Love You More."
  • 00:23:46.280 --> 00:23:48.180
  • And some people will come up and say--after the show,
  • 00:23:48.190 --> 00:23:51.190
  • say, "Thank you for making me realize all over again
  • 00:23:51.200 --> 00:23:55.070
  • that God really loves me."
  • 00:23:55.080 --> 00:23:57.190
  • Because no matter how lonely you are,
  • 00:23:57.200 --> 00:23:58.240
  • no matter how down you are,
  • 00:23:58.250 --> 00:24:00.290
  • as long as you've got Jesus, you've got everything,
  • 00:24:01.000 --> 00:24:04.050
  • if you've got God,
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  • and that's what this song's all about.
  • 00:24:05.100 --> 00:24:07.080
  • So for any of those who might be lonely out there
  • 00:24:07.090 --> 00:24:09.170
  • and heartbroken, this song's for you,
  • 00:24:09.180 --> 00:24:12.130
  • "I Love You More."
  • 00:24:12.140 --> 00:24:14.020
  • [tender music]
  • 00:24:14.030 --> 00:24:17.020
  • 00:24:17.030 --> 00:24:23.270
  • So you're runnin' out of prayers to pray.
  • 00:24:25.280 --> 00:24:30.260
  • You think nobody cares anyway.
  • 00:24:30.270 --> 00:24:36.180
  • You're thinkin' all your sins
  • 00:24:36.190 --> 00:24:40.110
  • go unforgiven.
  • 00:24:40.120 --> 00:24:43.010
  • 00:24:43.020 --> 00:24:47.230
  • A broken heart and broken dreams.
  • 00:24:47.240 --> 00:24:52.230
  • Sometimes you can't feel anything
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  • and wonder how
  • 00:24:58.130 --> 00:25:01.190
  • anyone could love you.
  • 00:25:01.200 --> 00:25:04.260
  • 00:25:04.270 --> 00:25:07.040
  • I love you more
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  • than you'll ever know.
  • 00:25:12.280 --> 00:25:15.140
  • 00:25:15.150 --> 00:25:18.140
  • When you can't hold on,
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  • I'll never let you go.
  • 00:25:22.220 --> 00:25:26.270
  • 00:25:26.280 --> 00:25:29.130
  • So let Me love you
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  • until you love you again.
  • 00:25:34.130 --> 00:25:37.230
  • 00:25:37.240 --> 00:25:39.290
  • For everything you may hate yourself for,
  • 00:25:40.000 --> 00:25:45.180
  • I love you more.
  • 00:25:45.190 --> 00:25:48.110
  • 00:25:48.120 --> 00:25:55.130
  • I love the world, so I sent My Son
  • 00:25:59.020 --> 00:26:04.230
  • to show you love like you've never known.
  • 00:26:04.240 --> 00:26:10.070
  • And even through it all,
  • 00:26:10.080 --> 00:26:14.090
  • they crucified Him.
  • 00:26:14.100 --> 00:26:16.090
  • 00:26:16.100 --> 00:26:21.220
  • As He hung there on that cross,
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  • He made sure that not one was lost
  • 00:26:27.030 --> 00:26:32.090
  • when in His dying words,
  • 00:26:32.100 --> 00:26:36.130
  • He whispered to them,
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  • "I love you more
  • 00:26:40.270 --> 00:26:46.180
  • "than you'll ever know.
  • 00:26:46.190 --> 00:26:49.120
  • 00:26:49.130 --> 00:26:52.080
  • "When you can't hold on,
  • 00:26:52.090 --> 00:26:56.130
  • "I'll never let you go.
  • 00:26:56.140 --> 00:27:01.100
  • 00:27:01.110 --> 00:27:03.040
  • "So let Me love you
  • 00:27:03.050 --> 00:27:08.030
  • "until you love you again.
  • 00:27:08.040 --> 00:27:11.140
  • 00:27:11.150 --> 00:27:13.290
  • "For everything you may hate yourself for,
  • 00:27:14.000 --> 00:27:19.140
  • I love you more."
  • 00:27:19.150 --> 00:27:22.260
  • 00:27:22.270 --> 00:27:26.280
  • Past the moon, past the stars,
  • 00:27:26.290 --> 00:27:29.160
  • past the wounds, past the scars,
  • 00:27:29.170 --> 00:27:32.160
  • I forgave all your sins
  • 00:27:32.170 --> 00:27:38.030
  • over and over and over
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  • and over again.
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  • I love you more
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  • than you'll ever know.
  • 00:27:52.280 --> 00:27:55.180
  • 00:27:55.190 --> 00:27:58.160
  • When you can't hold on,
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  • I'll never let you go.
  • 00:28:02.160 --> 00:28:07.290
  • 00:28:08.000 --> 00:28:09.130
  • So let me love you
  • 00:28:09.140 --> 00:28:14.160
  • until you love you again.
  • 00:28:14.170 --> 00:28:17.230
  • 00:28:17.240 --> 00:28:20.020
  • For everything you may hate yourself for,
  • 00:28:20.030 --> 00:28:25.190
  • I love you more.
  • 00:28:25.200 --> 00:28:28.140
  • 00:28:28.150 --> 00:28:34.030
  • I love you more.
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  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:28:39.290 --> 00:28:42.230
  • Bill: You know, [it's interesting.]
  • 00:28:51.110 --> 00:28:52.130
  • Of all the world religions,
  • 00:28:52.140 --> 00:28:54.210
  • they all have a symbol,
  • 00:28:54.220 --> 00:28:56.200
  • but our symbol is a symbol of death...
  • 00:28:56.210 --> 00:28:59.270
  • - Mm-hmm.
  • 00:28:59.280 --> 00:29:00.290
  • - Pain, agony.
  • 00:29:01.000 --> 00:29:04.180
  • You travel through the country, and when you see that sign,
  • 00:29:04.190 --> 00:29:09.100
  • you see it around the neck...
  • 00:29:09.110 --> 00:29:10.180
  • - I have it right here, yup.
  • 00:29:10.190 --> 00:29:12.260
  • - And to us who follow Christ--
  • 00:29:12.270 --> 00:29:17.110
  • - It's a symbol of forgiveness.
  • 00:29:17.120 --> 00:29:18.190
  • It's a symbol of life everlasting,
  • 00:29:18.200 --> 00:29:21.110
  • for what He's done for us on that cross.
  • 00:29:21.120 --> 00:29:23.200
  • - What a beautiful, beautiful symbol, right?
  • 00:29:23.210 --> 00:29:27.190
  • - Forgiveness is everything.
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  • And that cross is a symbol of that forgiveness
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  • and the suffering that Jesus did on that cross
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  • for us, you know?
  • 00:29:34.210 --> 00:29:36.050
  • - It's the beginning of healing,
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  • the beginning of wholeness,
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  • the beginning of getting out of depression...
  • 00:29:42.130 --> 00:29:45.220
  • - Mm-hmm.
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  • - Until we can learn how to forgive.
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  • And He showed us how to do it.
  • 00:29:48.150 --> 00:29:50.110
  • - He did.
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  • - He could have called 10.000 angels...
  • 00:29:51.180 --> 00:29:53.210
  • - That's right.
  • 00:29:53.220 --> 00:29:54.210
  • - To stop it all.
  • 00:29:54.220 --> 00:29:56.050
  • - I will always be thankful
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  • for what Jesus did for us on that old rugged cross.
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  • - One, two, three. One, two.
  • 00:29:59.220 --> 00:30:03.110
  • - On a hill far away
  • 00:30:03.120 --> 00:30:07.110
  • stood an old rugged cross,
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  • the emblem of suffering
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  • and shame.
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  • And I love that old cross,
  • 00:30:20.170 --> 00:30:24.260
  • where the dearest and best
  • 00:30:24.270 --> 00:30:28.280
  • for a world of lost sinners
  • 00:30:28.290 --> 00:30:33.230
  • was slain.
  • 00:30:33.240 --> 00:30:36.100
  • 00:30:36.110 --> 00:30:37.180
  • So I'll cherish
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  • the old rugged cross
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  • till my trophies at last
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  • I lay down.
  • 00:30:49.210 --> 00:30:53.060
  • 00:30:53.070 --> 00:30:54.220
  • I will cling
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  • to the old rugged cross
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  • and exchange it someday
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  • for a crown.
  • 00:31:06.240 --> 00:31:10.150
  • 00:31:10.160 --> 00:31:17.170
  • [applause]
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  • 00:31:23.070 --> 00:31:29.030
  • To the old rugged cross
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  • I will ever be true,
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  • its shame and reproach
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  • gladly bear.
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  • Then He'll call me someday
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  • to my home far away,
  • 00:31:50.120 --> 00:31:54.220
  • where His glory
  • 00:31:54.230 --> 00:31:57.070
  • forever I'll share.
  • 00:31:57.080 --> 00:32:03.140
  • So I'll cherish
  • 00:32:03.150 --> 00:32:05.280
  • the old rugged cross
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  • till my trophies at last
  • 00:32:12.030 --> 00:32:15.160
  • I lay down.
  • 00:32:15.170 --> 00:32:18.290
  • 00:32:19.000 --> 00:32:20.160
  • I will cling
  • 00:32:20.170 --> 00:32:22.200
  • to the old rugged cross
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  • and exchange it someday
  • 00:32:29.150 --> 00:32:32.200
  • for a crown.
  • 00:32:32.210 --> 00:32:37.180
  • I will cling
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  • to the old rugged cross
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  • and exchange it someday
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  • for a crown.
  • 00:32:49.250 --> 00:32:59.230
  • [holding note]
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  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:33:03.240 --> 00:33:05.050
  • Thank you.
  • 00:33:05.060 --> 00:33:07.090
  • My mother--
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  • It's 1981-- it was Thanksgiving, 1981.
  • 00:33:14.140 --> 00:33:17.100
  • This was the night after Lew DeWitt heard me sing it
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  • at a local ski resort in Virginia.
  • 00:33:19.190 --> 00:33:23.230
  • I get to my mama's house that morning real early
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  • 'cause I wanted to get some of that good food
  • 00:33:27.230 --> 00:33:29.040
  • she always fixed, you know.
  • 00:33:29.050 --> 00:33:30.210
  • And I was sick at the time.
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  • I was in pretty bad shape.
  • 00:33:31.250 --> 00:33:34.090
  • And I walk through the door,
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  • and my mom is like, "Jimmy, you look terrible, man.
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  • What is wrong with you?" you know?
  • 00:33:37.250 --> 00:33:39.080
  • And she said, "I'm really worried about you."
  • 00:33:39.090 --> 00:33:41.070
  • So I went in and sat down
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  • and talked to my mom for a while
  • 00:33:42.210 --> 00:33:44.050
  • and just kind of poured my heart out to her
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  • and told her what was going on in my life.
  • 00:33:46.080 --> 00:33:48.110
  • And I said, "You know, Mom,
  • 00:33:48.120 --> 00:33:51.070
  • "I really think something good's gonna happen for me.
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  • I don't know what it is."
  • 00:33:53.030 --> 00:33:54.200
  • And she said, "Jimmy, I feel that for you too."
  • 00:33:54.210 --> 00:33:57.280
  • And I don't know if we were just trying
  • 00:33:57.290 --> 00:33:59.190
  • to make each other feel better about what was going on or not,
  • 00:33:59.200 --> 00:34:04.020
  • but she walked over and put her hands on my shoulders
  • 00:34:04.030 --> 00:34:07.090
  • and started singing that...
  • 00:34:07.100 --> 00:34:09.040
  • It is no secret what God can do.
  • 00:34:09.050 --> 00:34:12.200
  • And I broke down. I just broke down right there.
  • 00:34:12.210 --> 00:34:15.030
  • And I cried while she sang it to me at the table.
  • 00:34:15.040 --> 00:34:18.040
  • And then just a few weeks later,
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  • I get the call from the Statler Brothers
  • 00:34:19.250 --> 00:34:21.090
  • to come over and audition for them.
  • 00:34:21.100 --> 00:34:25.120
  • And I felt like, you know, Mama was trying
  • 00:34:25.130 --> 00:34:28.220
  • to plant a seed in me
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  • that it is no secret what God can do,
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  • not in just what happens in our life
  • 00:34:33.160 --> 00:34:36.010
  • in an everyday situation,
  • 00:34:36.020 --> 00:34:37.250
  • but when we get down and we think there's no hope,
  • 00:34:37.260 --> 00:34:41.100
  • when we think-- we get depressed or whatever,
  • 00:34:41.110 --> 00:34:44.090
  • it's no secret what He can do with your life
  • 00:34:44.100 --> 00:34:46.130
  • if you let Him, you know?
  • 00:34:46.140 --> 00:34:48.040
  • It's up to us to let Him.
  • 00:34:48.050 --> 00:34:50.240
  • [soft music]
  • 00:34:50.250 --> 00:34:53.120
  • The chimes of time
  • 00:34:53.130 --> 00:34:55.190
  • ring out the news.
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  • Another day is through.
  • 00:34:58.050 --> 00:35:03.090
  • Someone slipped and fell.
  • 00:35:03.100 --> 00:35:08.000
  • Was that someone you?
  • 00:35:08.010 --> 00:35:12.150
  • You may have longed
  • 00:35:12.160 --> 00:35:15.020
  • for added strength,
  • 00:35:15.030 --> 00:35:17.100
  • your courage to renew.
  • 00:35:17.110 --> 00:35:22.180
  • Do not be disheartened,
  • 00:35:22.190 --> 00:35:27.010
  • for I have news for you.
  • 00:35:27.020 --> 00:35:32.240
  • It is no secret
  • 00:35:32.250 --> 00:35:37.150
  • what God can do.
  • 00:35:37.160 --> 00:35:42.100
  • What He's done for others,
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  • He'll do for you.
  • 00:35:47.080 --> 00:35:51.260
  • With arms wide open,
  • 00:35:51.270 --> 00:35:56.190
  • He'll pardon you.
  • 00:35:56.200 --> 00:36:01.170
  • It is no secret
  • 00:36:01.180 --> 00:36:06.090
  • what God can do.
  • 00:36:06.100 --> 00:36:10.170
  • 00:36:10.180 --> 00:36:17.080
  • There is no night,
  • 00:36:17.090 --> 00:36:19.240
  • for in His light,
  • 00:36:19.250 --> 00:36:22.060
  • you'll never walk alone.
  • 00:36:22.070 --> 00:36:27.110
  • Always feel at home
  • 00:36:27.120 --> 00:36:31.230
  • wherever you may roam.
  • 00:36:31.240 --> 00:36:36.190
  • There is no power
  • 00:36:36.200 --> 00:36:38.290
  • can conquer you
  • 00:36:39.000 --> 00:36:41.090
  • while God is on your side.
  • 00:36:41.100 --> 00:36:46.030
  • Just take Him at His promise.
  • 00:36:46.040 --> 00:36:50.250
  • Don't run away and hide.
  • 00:36:50.260 --> 00:36:56.220
  • It is no secret
  • 00:36:56.230 --> 00:37:01.150
  • what God can do.
  • 00:37:01.160 --> 00:37:06.100
  • What He's done for others,
  • 00:37:06.110 --> 00:37:11.040
  • He'll do for you.
  • 00:37:11.050 --> 00:37:15.270
  • With arms wide open,
  • 00:37:15.280 --> 00:37:20.230
  • He'll pardon you.
  • 00:37:20.240 --> 00:37:25.150
  • It is no secret
  • 00:37:25.160 --> 00:37:30.080
  • what God can do.
  • 00:37:30.090 --> 00:37:35.040
  • It is no secret
  • 00:37:35.050 --> 00:37:39.200
  • what God
  • 00:37:39.210 --> 00:37:41.190
  • can do.
  • 00:37:41.200 --> 00:37:51.110
  • [holding note]
  • 00:37:51.120 --> 00:37:53.290
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:37:54.000 --> 00:37:57.010
  • Bill: You not only had
  • 00:38:02.140 --> 00:38:03.180
  • one of the best keyboard players in this city,
  • 00:38:03.190 --> 00:38:07.050
  • first--what we call first call.
  • 00:38:07.060 --> 00:38:08.290
  • - Right.
  • 00:38:09.000 --> 00:38:10.040
  • - Gordon is just one of the very best.
  • 00:38:10.050 --> 00:38:13.140
  • But plus, he is a hoot to be around and have fun with.
  • 00:38:13.150 --> 00:38:18.010
  • - Gordon Mote is very entertaining.
  • 00:38:18.020 --> 00:38:19.180
  • I would say I think he's from another planet, myself.
  • 00:38:19.190 --> 00:38:23.050
  • But we teamed up and did the old Everly Brothers song
  • 00:38:23.060 --> 00:38:26.260
  • "Wake Up Little Susie."
  • 00:38:26.270 --> 00:38:28.010
  • - Yeah.
  • 00:38:28.020 --> 00:38:29.040
  • - And we're a duet, so who knows?
  • 00:38:29.050 --> 00:38:30.280
  • We may have to do a duet album here before too long.
  • 00:38:30.290 --> 00:38:33.060
  • - There may be a bus in your future, okay.
  • 00:38:33.070 --> 00:38:35.080
  • - I'd be honored. [laughter]
  • 00:38:35.090 --> 00:38:37.190
  • [jaunty music]
  • 00:38:37.200 --> 00:38:38.270
  • both: Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:38:38.280 --> 00:38:41.030
  • Wake up.
  • 00:38:41.040 --> 00:38:42.030
  • 00:38:42.040 --> 00:38:44.000
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:38:44.010 --> 00:38:46.100
  • Wake up.
  • 00:38:46.110 --> 00:38:47.100
  • 00:38:47.110 --> 00:38:49.040
  • We've both been sound asleep.
  • 00:38:49.050 --> 00:38:51.060
  • Wake up, little Susie, and weep.
  • 00:38:51.070 --> 00:38:53.250
  • The movie's over, it's 4:00,
  • 00:38:53.260 --> 00:38:56.060
  • and we're in trouble deep.
  • 00:38:56.070 --> 00:38:58.080
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:38:58.090 --> 00:39:00.250
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:39:00.260 --> 00:39:03.140
  • Well, what are we gonna tell your mama?
  • 00:39:03.150 --> 00:39:07.000
  • What are we gonna tell your pop?
  • 00:39:07.010 --> 00:39:09.100
  • What are we gonna tell your friends
  • 00:39:09.110 --> 00:39:11.000
  • when they say, "Ooh-la-la"?
  • 00:39:11.010 --> 00:39:13.180
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:39:13.190 --> 00:39:16.030
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:39:16.040 --> 00:39:18.170
  • - Well, I told your mama that you'd be in by ten.
  • 00:39:18.180 --> 00:39:24.050
  • - Well, Susie, baby, looks like we goofed again.
  • 00:39:24.060 --> 00:39:28.220
  • both: Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:39:28.230 --> 00:39:31.090
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:39:31.100 --> 00:39:33.240
  • We gotta go home.
  • 00:39:33.250 --> 00:39:35.120
  • 00:39:35.130 --> 00:39:39.170
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:39:39.180 --> 00:39:42.060
  • Wake up.
  • 00:39:42.070 --> 00:39:43.060
  • 00:39:43.070 --> 00:39:44.240
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:39:44.250 --> 00:39:47.120
  • Wake up.
  • 00:39:47.130 --> 00:39:48.130
  • 00:39:48.140 --> 00:39:49.220
  • The movie, it wasn't so hot.
  • 00:39:49.230 --> 00:39:52.100
  • It didn't have much of a plot.
  • 00:39:52.110 --> 00:39:54.240
  • We fell asleep. Our goose is cooked.
  • 00:39:54.250 --> 00:39:56.290
  • Our reputation is shot.
  • 00:39:57.000 --> 00:39:59.060
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:39:59.070 --> 00:40:01.190
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:40:01.200 --> 00:40:04.050
  • Well, what are we gonna tell your mama?
  • 00:40:04.060 --> 00:40:07.130
  • What are we gonna tell your pop?
  • 00:40:07.140 --> 00:40:10.070
  • What are we gonna tell our friends
  • 00:40:10.080 --> 00:40:12.040
  • when they say, "Ooh-la-la"?
  • 00:40:12.050 --> 00:40:14.190
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:40:14.200 --> 00:40:17.000
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:40:17.010 --> 00:40:19.020
  • Wake up, little Susie.
  • 00:40:19.030 --> 00:40:21.190
  • 00:40:21.200 --> 00:40:26.020
  • - Yeah! [cheers and applause]
  • 00:40:26.030 --> 00:40:28.040
  • - Mr. Gordon Mote, my partner back there,
  • 00:40:28.050 --> 00:40:29.270
  • ladies and gentlemen.
  • 00:40:29.280 --> 00:40:31.020
  • - [laughs]
  • 00:40:31.030 --> 00:40:32.030
  • Jimmy Fortune!
  • 00:40:32.040 --> 00:40:33.240
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:40:33.250 --> 00:40:36.260
  • - [laughs]
  • 00:40:36.270 --> 00:40:38.130
  • says we all have a homing device in us,
  • 00:40:38.140 --> 00:40:42.060
  • and he'll even say, "I know when I've heard from home."
  • 00:40:42.070 --> 00:40:46.210
  • There's something about the word "home."
  • 00:40:46.220 --> 00:40:49.000
  • I don't care what kind of problem the person is in.
  • 00:40:49.010 --> 00:40:53.160
  • There's a homing device that says there is a way back.
  • 00:40:53.170 --> 00:40:56.250
  • And you mentioned it earlier. - Yeah.
  • 00:40:56.260 --> 00:40:59.060
  • - The beginning of coming home is saying, "I'm sorry."
  • 00:40:59.070 --> 00:41:02.150
  • - Right. - "Forgive me."
  • 00:41:02.160 --> 00:41:04.200
  • But there's something about turning the corner
  • 00:41:04.210 --> 00:41:06.230
  • and there's home...
  • 00:41:06.240 --> 00:41:08.120
  • - Right. - Just like we remembered it.
  • 00:41:08.130 --> 00:41:11.180
  • - You know, "Softly and tenderly,
  • 00:41:11.190 --> 00:41:12.250
  • "Jesus is calling,
  • 00:41:12.260 --> 00:41:14.210
  • calling, 'O sinner, come home.'"
  • 00:41:14.220 --> 00:41:17.060
  • And as I was saying before,
  • 00:41:17.070 --> 00:41:19.140
  • it doesn't matter where you are in life,
  • 00:41:19.150 --> 00:41:21.190
  • no matter what you've done.
  • 00:41:21.200 --> 00:41:23.190
  • When you turn around, it's like, "Welcome home.
  • 00:41:23.200 --> 00:41:25.250
  • "Come on in, son.
  • 00:41:25.260 --> 00:41:27.230
  • You're always welcome here."
  • 00:41:27.240 --> 00:41:29.280
  • When I used to leave home and--
  • 00:41:29.290 --> 00:41:31.180
  • my daddy would walk by the car
  • 00:41:31.190 --> 00:41:33.180
  • and walk down the driveway, and he'd always say,
  • 00:41:33.190 --> 00:41:37.060
  • "Son, you know, you can always come home, you know?
  • 00:41:37.070 --> 00:41:40.030
  • You've always got a place here."
  • 00:41:40.040 --> 00:41:41.280
  • And that meant so much to me.
  • 00:41:41.290 --> 00:41:43.050
  • - Isn't that good to know?
  • 00:41:43.060 --> 00:41:44.150
  • - It's just good to know.
  • 00:41:44.160 --> 00:41:45.290
  • And God's that way with us too, that kind of love.
  • 00:41:46.000 --> 00:41:48.240
  • I'm thankful for that.
  • 00:41:48.250 --> 00:41:50.080
  • I'm thankful for that place called home,
  • 00:41:50.090 --> 00:41:52.080
  • 'cause I sure have been there many times
  • 00:41:52.090 --> 00:41:54.000
  • and get to rest my head.
  • 00:41:54.010 --> 00:41:55.210
  • And it's good, really is.
  • 00:41:55.220 --> 00:41:58.210
  • [soft music]
  • 00:41:58.220 --> 00:42:00.080
  • - Just keep listening to that homing device.
  • 00:42:00.090 --> 00:42:03.030
  • It'll lead you home. - Right.
  • 00:42:03.040 --> 00:42:04.160
  • 00:42:04.170 --> 00:42:07.210
  • Softly and tenderly,
  • 00:42:07.220 --> 00:42:11.280
  • Jesus is calling,
  • 00:42:11.290 --> 00:42:16.150
  • calling for you
  • 00:42:16.160 --> 00:42:19.260
  • and for me.
  • 00:42:19.270 --> 00:42:22.230
  • 00:42:22.240 --> 00:42:24.290
  • See, on the portals,
  • 00:42:25.000 --> 00:42:29.060
  • He's waiting and watching,
  • 00:42:29.070 --> 00:42:33.280
  • watching for you
  • 00:42:33.290 --> 00:42:37.110
  • and for me.
  • 00:42:37.120 --> 00:42:41.210
  • "Come home.
  • 00:42:41.220 --> 00:42:46.130
  • "Come home.
  • 00:42:46.140 --> 00:42:51.150
  • "Ye who are weary,
  • 00:42:51.160 --> 00:42:55.050
  • come home."
  • 00:42:55.060 --> 00:43:00.200
  • Earnestly, tenderly,
  • 00:43:00.210 --> 00:43:04.260
  • Jesus is calling,
  • 00:43:04.270 --> 00:43:09.030
  • calling, "O sinner,
  • 00:43:09.040 --> 00:43:12.240
  • come home."
  • 00:43:12.250 --> 00:43:15.260
  • 00:43:15.270 --> 00:43:22.290
  • Oh, for the wonderful love
  • 00:43:53.010 --> 00:43:58.010
  • He has promised,
  • 00:43:58.020 --> 00:44:01.280
  • promised for you
  • 00:44:01.290 --> 00:44:05.020
  • and for me.
  • 00:44:05.030 --> 00:44:08.110
  • 00:44:08.120 --> 00:44:10.200
  • 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."
  • 00:45:01.280 --> 00:45:09.230
  • [holding note]
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  • [cheers and applause]
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  • These are songs that speak to the very depths
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  • of a person's soul.
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  • I get a lot of these young kids that come out on the road
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  • and play with me and pick with me,
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  • and, you know, sometimes,
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  • you know, every once in a while,
  • 00:45:35.110 --> 00:45:36.120
  • you know, they'll ask, you know,
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  • "What is the secret about, you know,
  • 00:45:37.260 --> 00:45:41.010
  • "performing in front of people
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  • and try to make that connection?"
  • 00:45:42.110 --> 00:45:44.160
  • I said, "Well, you have to try to, you know, connect,
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  • "you know, your heart, first and foremost,
  • 00:45:47.130 --> 00:45:50.000
  • "with what you're singing,
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  • "to believe it and to convey it
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  • "and then sink your voice and your soul into it,
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  • and you've made that connection."
  • 00:45:59.260 --> 00:46:02.210
  • 'Cause sometimes--there are a lot of great singers.
  • 00:46:02.220 --> 00:46:04.090
  • There are so many great singers out there,
  • 00:46:04.100 --> 00:46:06.060
  • but you can hear when somebody's just singing
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  • and just doing the notes
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  • and when somebody's really feeling what they feel,
  • 00:46:10.170 --> 00:46:13.220
  • you know, and...
  • 00:46:13.230 --> 00:46:15.120
  • - That's when I call Gloria in from the kitchen and say,
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  • "Honey, you need to listen to this person,"
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  • male or female.
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  • - Yeah.
  • 00:46:21.160 --> 00:46:23.160
  • - "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]
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  • 00:46:34.220 --> 00:46:41.210
  • 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
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  • as we tarry there,
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  • none other
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  • has ever known.
  • 00:47:52.010 --> 00:47:57.040
  • 00:47:57.050 --> 00:48:03.120
  • 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.
  • 00:48:15.160 --> 00:48:22.040
  • 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
  • 00:49:01.260 --> 00:49:06.110
  • as we tarry there,
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  • none other
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  • has ever known.
  • 00:49:13.260 --> 00:49:19.270
  • 00:49:19.280 --> 00:49:22.180
  • None other has ever
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  • known.
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  • 00:49:36.020 --> 00:49:38.230
  • [applause]
  • 00:49:38.240 --> 00:49:41.250
  • I'm standing here as a thankful person,
  • 00:49:53.000 --> 00:49:55.050
  • not realizing, knowing how I even got here.
  • 00:49:55.060 --> 00:49:58.250
  • I'm just a simple guy from up in Virginia.
  • 00:49:58.260 --> 00:50:00.280
  • If you ever saw "The Waltons" TV show,
  • 00:50:00.290 --> 00:50:02.210
  • you saw how I grew up, where I grew up.
  • 00:50:02.220 --> 00:50:05.040
  • I was friends with Earl Hamner,
  • 00:50:05.050 --> 00:50:06.160
  • who was the writer and creator of "The Waltons."
  • 00:50:06.170 --> 00:50:09.200
  • And so coming from that place,
  • 00:50:09.210 --> 00:50:13.040
  • I guess I always did follow my heart in music,
  • 00:50:13.050 --> 00:50:15.090
  • and I think everybody
  • 00:50:15.100 --> 00:50:18.090
  • should follow their heart, no matter what.
  • 00:50:18.100 --> 00:50:21.060
  • And--'cause you never know where it's gonna take you.
  • 00:50:21.070 --> 00:50:23.270
  • 'Cause that's what God gave you.
  • 00:50:23.280 --> 00:50:25.160
  • God gave you that talent.
  • 00:50:25.170 --> 00:50:26.220
  • God gave you whatever it is He gave you,
  • 00:50:26.230 --> 00:50:29.240
  • and He gives everybody a little something different.
  • 00:50:29.250 --> 00:50:31.180
  • Not everybody has the same thing.
  • 00:50:31.190 --> 00:50:33.270
  • But you can bet and best believe
  • 00:50:33.280 --> 00:50:35.140
  • that God gave you something.
  • 00:50:35.150 --> 00:50:37.200
  • So use it.
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  • You never know where it's gonna take you.
  • 00:50:39.080 --> 00:50:41.240
  • And now here I am standing onstage with the Isaacs
  • 00:50:41.250 --> 00:50:44.090
  • and these great musicians that are back here
  • 00:50:44.100 --> 00:50:46.260
  • that I consider the absolute best in the world
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  • and I love them dearly with all my heart.
  • 00:50:49.040 --> 00:50:51.170
  • They breathe life into everything that we do.
  • 00:50:51.180 --> 00:50:53.270
  • [applause]
  • 00:50:53.280 --> 00:50:56.290
  • So...
  • 00:50:59.100 --> 00:51:01.100
  • so we're all here-- we're all here,
  • 00:51:01.110 --> 00:51:03.170
  • myself and all of you, not by accident.
  • 00:51:03.180 --> 00:51:06.240
  • We're here because God wanted us to be here today.
  • 00:51:06.250 --> 00:51:10.040
  • And I believe that with all my heart.
  • 00:51:10.050 --> 00:51:12.010
  • So thank you so much for coming.
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  • God bless you.
  • 00:51:13.250 --> 00:51:14.290
  • [applause]
  • 00:51:15.000 --> 00:51:17.140
  • [soft music]
  • 00:51:17.150 --> 00:51:20.140
  • 00:51:20.150 --> 00:51:22.130
  • - Sing it, Jimmy.
  • 00:51:22.140 --> 00:51:24.000
  • 00:51:24.010 --> 00:51:29.080
  • - When peace like a river
  • 00:51:29.090 --> 00:51:35.260
  • attendeth my way,
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  • when sorrows
  • 00:51:42.020 --> 00:51:44.240
  • like sea billows roll,
  • 00:51:44.250 --> 00:51:54.020
  • whatever my lot,
  • 00:51:54.030 --> 00:51:59.090
  • Thou hast taught me to say
  • 00:51:59.100 --> 00:52:05.090
  • it is well,
  • 00:52:05.100 --> 00:52:08.100
  • it is well
  • 00:52:08.110 --> 00:52:11.120
  • with my soul.
  • 00:52:11.130 --> 00:52:17.220
  • It is well
  • 00:52:17.230 --> 00:52:23.240
  • with my soul.
  • 00:52:23.250 --> 00:52:29.260
  • It is well,
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  • it is well
  • 00:52:33.020 --> 00:52:36.010
  • with my soul.
  • 00:52:36.020 --> 00:52:40.270
  • 00:52:40.280 --> 00:52:47.290
  • My sin, oh, the bliss
  • 00:52:49.090 --> 00:52:54.200
  • of this glorious thought.
  • 00:52:54.210 --> 00:53:01.160
  • My sin, not in part
  • 00:53:01.170 --> 00:53:06.240
  • but the whole,
  • 00:53:06.250 --> 00:53:13.220
  • is nailed to the cross,
  • 00:53:13.230 --> 00:53:19.000
  • and I bear it no more.
  • 00:53:19.010 --> 00:53:25.010
  • Praise the Lord,
  • 00:53:25.020 --> 00:53:28.010
  • praise the Lord,
  • 00:53:28.020 --> 00:53:31.030
  • O my soul.
  • 00:53:31.040 --> 00:53:37.140
  • It is well
  • 00:53:37.150 --> 00:53:43.180
  • with my soul.
  • 00:53:43.190 --> 00:53:49.210
  • It is well,
  • 00:53:49.220 --> 00:53:52.210
  • it is well
  • 00:53:52.220 --> 00:53:55.260
  • with my soul.
  • 00:53:55.270 --> 00:54:03.140
  • 00:54:03.150 --> 00:54:10.160
  • It is well
  • 00:54:19.170 --> 00:54:26.020
  • with my soul.
  • 00:54:26.030 --> 00:54:32.090
  • It is well,
  • 00:54:32.100 --> 00:54:35.180
  • it is well
  • 00:54:35.190 --> 00:54:38.270
  • with my soul.
  • 00:54:38.280 --> 00:54:50.090
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:54:50.100 --> 00:54:53.110
  • I love you with all my heart.
  • 00:55:06.080 --> 00:55:08.070
  • God bless you.
  • 00:55:08.080 --> 00:55:09.130
  • [applause continues]
  • 00:55:09.140 --> 00:55:11.250
  • - Jimmy, you're a part of the Gaither family now,
  • 00:55:16.010 --> 00:55:18.140
  • and we're glad to claim you as kinfolk.
  • 00:55:18.150 --> 00:55:21.000
  • [laughter]
  • 00:55:21.010 --> 00:55:22.270
  • - Well, I sometimes can't believe
  • 00:55:22.280 --> 00:55:25.170
  • that I get to be a part of it.
  • 00:55:25.180 --> 00:55:27.020
  • - You know what?
  • 00:55:27.030 --> 00:55:28.020
  • We are better together, aren't we?
  • 00:55:28.030 --> 00:55:30.010
  • And we are certainly better
  • 00:55:30.020 --> 00:55:32.130
  • that you're a part of our family.
  • 00:55:32.140 --> 00:55:34.040
  • God bless you, Jimmy. - God bless you too, Bill.
  • 00:55:34.050 --> 00:55:35.280
  • - We love you and your family. - You too, buddy.
  • 00:55:35.290 --> 00:55:38.030
  • God bless you, you and Gloria both.
  • 00:55:38.040 --> 00:55:39.240
  • Appreciate you.
  • 00:55:39.250 --> 00:55:40.270
  • [rousing music]
  • 00:55:40.280 --> 00:55:43.270
  • 00:55:43.280 --> 00:55:45.070
  • - Yeah!
  • 00:55:45.080 --> 00:55:46.210
  • 00:55:46.220 --> 00:55:47.270
  • - I roamed and rambled
  • 00:55:47.280 --> 00:55:49.290
  • and followed my footsteps
  • 00:55:50.000 --> 00:55:51.250
  • to the sparkling sands of
  • 00:55:51.260 --> 00:55:53.220
  • her diamond deserts.
  • 00:55:53.230 --> 00:55:55.230
  • And all around me,
  • 00:55:55.240 --> 00:55:57.230
  • a voice was sounding,
  • 00:55:57.240 --> 00:56:00.090
  • "This land was made for you and me."
  • 00:56:00.100 --> 00:56:03.180
  • This land is your land,
  • 00:56:03.190 --> 00:56:05.180
  • this land is my land,
  • 00:56:05.190 --> 00:56:07.040
  • from California
  • 00:56:07.050 --> 00:56:09.080
  • to the New York island,
  • 00:56:09.090 --> 00:56:11.040
  • from the redwood forest
  • 00:56:11.050 --> 00:56:13.070
  • to the Gulf Stream waters.
  • 00:56:13.080 --> 00:56:15.200
  • This land was made for you and me.
  • 00:56:15.210 --> 00:56:18.250
  • Yeah, this land was made for you and me.
  • 00:56:18.260 --> 00:56:22.280
  • 00:56:22.290 --> 00:56:30.000
  • Yeah!
  • 00:56:31.200 --> 00:56:33.000
  • [cheers and applause]
  • 00:56:33.010 --> 00:56:34.190
  • Whoo!
  • 00:56:34.200 --> 00:56:36.020
  • Thank you all!
  • 00:56:36.030 --> 00:56:37.120
  • Yeah!
  • 00:56:37.130 --> 00:56:39.150
  • Thank y'all so much!
  • 00:56:39.160 --> 00:56:41.140
  • [applause continues]
  • 00:56:41.150 --> 00:56:43.100
  • ... and their Homecoming Friends for "Precious Memories."
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  • Be sure to watch program as these legendary gospel artists...
  • 00:57:19.240 --> 00:57:23.060
  • ... share more of your favorite songs.
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  • In the stillness, of the midnight
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