The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the by Ryan P. Harper

By Ryan P. Harper

In The Gaithers and Southern Gospel, Ryan P. Harper examines songwriters invoice and Gloria Gaither�s Homecoming video and live performance series�a gospel song franchise that, considering that its starting in 1991, has outperformed all Christian and masses secular renowned song at the American track market.

The Homecomings symbolize �southern gospel.� quite often that suggests a musical type renowned between white evangelical Christians within the American South and Midwest, and it occasionally overlaps fashionable, topic, and viewers with kingdom track. The Homecomings� nostalgic orientation�their social gathering of �traditional� types of American Christian life�harmonize good with southern gospel tune, prior and current. yet amidst the backward gazes, the Homecomings additionally portend and take place swap. The Gaithers� planned racial integration in their phases, their cautious articulation of a comparatively inclusive evangelical theology, and their experiments with an array of musical kinds show that the Homecoming is neither simplistically nostalgic, nor completely �southern.�

Harper unearths how the Gaithers negotiate a stress among conventional and altering neighborhood norms as they search at the same time to keep up and extend their viewers in addition to to start up and reply to shifts inside their fan base. Pulling from his box paintings at Homecoming concert events, behind the curtain with the Gaithers, and with a number of Homecoming fanatics, Harper unearths the Homecoming global to be a dynamic, advanced constellation within the formation of yankee spiritual identity.

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