- The reunion segments were all noteworthy this evening. Great to see both Tim Riley and Jay Parrack during the Gold City reunion.
- The Perrys line-up of 30 years ago started their reunion segment. I remember seeing the group for the first time during this era.
- The Nelons segment honoring Rex Nelon was also strong. Going through many of the group’s early signature songs was awesome!
- Outside the reunion segments, the Isaacs had a strong set. Everything from the Hebrew song to the rousing “He Ain’t Never Done Me Nothing But Good”.
- The Kingdom Heirs proved at the end of the night that you don’t need tracks. It would be nice to hear more of that in Southern Gospel music.
- Since it was the end of the week, listeners were treated to a bunch of recycled songs that had already been performed during the week.
- I don’t know if anyone else did, but there were webcast issues all evening. it would freeze, then crash and freeze again and I guarantee you it wasn’t my internet connection.
- You think they would have chosen a closing song that all the artists on stage, knew.
**Now to crown the best of the night:
Best single song performances (in order of appearance): (1) “I’d Rather Have Jesus” – Blackwood Brothers (2) “I’m Not Giving Up” – Gold City (3) “When The Prodigal Comes Home” – Tribute Quartet (4) “We Shall Reign” – Perrys (5) “Never No Never” – Joseph Habedank (6) “He Is Mine And I Am His” – Hoppers (7) “I Have A Father Who Can” – Isaacs (8) “I Love You More” – Isaacs (9) “Come Morning” – Nelons (10) “Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down” – Nelons (11) “Give Me Jesus” – Ernie Haase and Signature Sound (12) “I Know He Heard My Prayer” – Kingdom Heirs (*Best Individual Performance of the Night) (13) “Jesus The One” – Hoppers
Best Set of the Night: The Isaacs