Gaither Vocal Band Brotherly Love, featuring Jimmy Fortune, Bradley Walker, Mike Rogers and Ben Isaacs, premieres on Circle Network tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 9 p.m. ET and midnight, re-airing on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2:30 p.m. ET. The broadcast finds the four friends sharing their close-knit blends with Rory Feek, who hosted the LIVE video recording in his concert barn in Columbia, Tenn. For Circle viewing information, click HERE.
Viewers will enjoy an intimate evening of song and storytelling, filmed in-the-round, that features an introduction by Bill Gaither and behind-the-scenes interviews with Feek and the group members, who discuss the music they chose for the performance and share how these songs have touched their lives. Those songs include the title track, “Brotherly Love,” a country hit for the late Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Conley; the Statler Brothers’ classic “Class of ’57”; and Roy Orbison’s “Crying” as well as such gospel standards as “The Lighthouse,” “Daddy Sang Bass” and “Where No One Stands Alone.”
The Brotherly Love CD, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart, topped the Amazon Best Sellers in Christian & Gospel chart and landed at No. 11 in the all-genre Amazon Best Sellers in CDs & Vinyl chart this past weekend. Physical copies of the DVD and CD, released digitally May 29, were released on Sept. 4. Brotherly Love is distributed by Capitol Christian Music Group and Universal Music. To order physical copies of the CD and DVD, click HERE, and for the full Brotherly Love TV schedule, click HERE. The Brotherly Love CD is also available now at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.
Brotherly Love is a diverse collection that spotlights some of the best-loved gems on America’s musical landscape. Cowboys & Indians described the quartet as a “country, bluegrass, gospel dream team (Dana Joseph),” while Today’s Christian Entertainment noted, “from start to finish, Fortune/Walker/ Rogers/Isaacs showcase their harmonies on Brotherly Love with every track (Kelly Meade).” “The songs chosen for the record reflect their crossover appeal to bluegrass, country, and Gospel fans, presented in an acoustic setting with assistance from top Nashville super pickers (John Lawless),” added Bluegrass Today.
Each member of Fortune/Walker/Rogers/Isaacs brings their own wealth of experience to Brotherly Love, creating an intriguing combination of styles and influences. Isaacs, a DOVE Award-winning producer who has performed with his mother and sisters for years as the GRAMMY-nominated group The Isaacs and shepherded many of the top names in the industry, produced Brotherly Love. Fortune rose to fame as a member of the Statler Brothers and penned some of their biggest hits (“Elizabeth,” “Too Much on My Heart”) before forging a successful solo career when the quartet retired. Walker is a DOVE Award-winning artist with a strong following in country, gospel and bluegrass. Formerly with the legendary Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and currently on the road with Craig Morgan, Rogers is one of the most highly respected musicians in bluegrass music.