It's not often that I get to see the Booth Brothers. Normally it's only once a year at Silver Dollar City's Southern Gospel Picnic. So I was excited to know that they would not only be in concert in Central Arkansas but at my home church! We have a lot of southern gospel connections within the church, but it's not often we have a group in concert. When we do though, we get one of the best!
We were the last stop for the Booth Brothers on a 10 day tour. Michael joked that they had been looking forward to coming to our church the most.
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Next, they sang "I'm Free," which featured Jim Brady. Loved to hear him sing this! Beautiful song!
They then sang their Southern Gospel Samba, "All Over the World." Michael joked with Gerald Williams (former Melody Boys bass singer) who was in the audience that they probably never sang that type of song.
Ronnie came up and told the story of their dad, how he started out in gospel music but then became an alcoholic. He came off the road and had become a successful businessman, but it was all taken away. He went to a place for alcoholics that a church ran. It was there that his dad was saved. After his dad got home, the Booth Brothers were started. Ronnie played the guitar and they sang "The Secret Place." Michael did incredible on this song!
They sang "I See Grace" next, which is another favorite! But Jim came up before the song and talked about the inspiration for the song. He said his sister had sent him a video of cardboard testimonies at her church. He said that through grace, God makes all things new. He puts us all back together and redeems us.
"Dear Jesus Abide With Me" was next. This is one that was on their quartet album they did with Gene McDonald, but they rearranged it some so that they could sing it as a trio.
They closed the night with Ronnie singing "Then I Met the Master." Definitely the highlight of the night!!! Incredible song and vocally they knocked it out of the park! The audience was on its feet by the end of the song!
It was really interesting to see them in concert in a church setting as opposed Silver Dollar City's outdoor amphitheater. And it was really a special treat to see them at my home church! Coming off a 10-day run, they absolutely gave it their all. Despite of what they said, their voices did not indicate their long road stretch either! It was absolutely a great night!!
And if you've been counting or keeping track, yes, this was the fourth weekend in a row I've been to a concert. Unfortunately I think that streak is going to end this weekend.