BONIFAY – Wes Hampton, known for his tenor talents in the Gaither Vocal Band, will be featured during “Gospel Music Weekend’, presented this weekend by the Holmes County High School Music Department.
Hampton joined Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band in 2005 and has won numerous awards, including a Grammy in 2009 for the Gaither Vocal Band album, "Lovin' Life," and was also nominated with the GVB for a Grammy for three more albums.
Hampton, along with the Gaither Vocal Band, has also gone on to win numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Awards over the years, including the 2006 Singing News Horizon Individual Fan Award for best new artist.
In 2018, Hampton and the GVB had the honor of singing at Billy Graham's memorial service in Charlotte, NC, where President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were in attendance. Released in 2010, Hampton’s his first solo album, “A Man Like Me”, was nominated for a Dove Award. Hampton also released a second album, "Out on a Limb," in 2014 and a HYMNS project in 2019.
In addition to performances by Hampton, the event will include many other gospel standards and new favorites.
HCHS students will sing selections that include I Go to the Rock, Dig A Little Deeper, I Shall Wear a Crown, The Old Gospel Ship, These Are They, and more. Soloist performances will include Mary Did You Know, He Is Able, Roses Will Bloom Again, and His Eye Is On the Sparrow.
The Four Calvary Quartet will also be a part of the Gospel Music Weekend.
The event will be held in the HCHS auditorium Saturday, April 24, beginning at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 25, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Holmes County High School or by calling the school at 850-547-9000.