Gaither Music Group is happy to announce an exciting new partnership with Circle. Home to some of the very best artists in both gospel and country music, Gaither has been providing quality television programming and entertaining fans since the early 1990’s. Circle, a creation of Opry Entertainment Group, is a premium linear television and OTT (over-the-top) streaming channel dedicated to celebrating country music and the country lifestyle. Gaither and Circle joining forces guarantees lovers of gospel and country music a stellar lineup of new shows, memorable performances and classic TV favorites.
Gaither programming is available on Circle now, and features the Gaither Gospel Hour weekly, airing Tuesdays at 9 PM ET and again at midnight, as well as 2:30 PM ET every Sunday. The fall lineup includes gospel music specials featuring performances from Alan Jackson, Joey & Rory, Alabama, Fortune/Walker/Rogers/Isaacs, Josh Turner and more.
Circle recently announced streaming distribution partnerships with Roku, Inc., Samsung TV Plus, VIZIO Smartcast and XUMO, which will bring its original programming to an additional 76 million users. The network connects artists and country fans like never before, thanks to its unique way of focusing in on the passions, hobbies and love of music they share with their viewers.
“We are looking forward to this partnership,” stated Paul Sizemore, president of Gaither Music Group. “The Opry stage has long-been synonymous with some of the most-respected performers in country and gospel music. Gaither Music Group has been developing artists and creating recordings within the gospel and country music landscape for decades. After years of cross-promotions with the Opry teams through retail and events, it feels like we are ‘coming home’ as we forge this exciting path together with Circle.”
It’s been quite a year for Gaither Music Group so far. The Bill Gaither More Than the Music podcast, hosted by Gaither Music Group founder and gospel music legend, Bill Gaither, launched this spring, and coincided with a strategic partnership with Sony Pictures Television’s Game Show Network. June saw the company announcing the expansion of its popular Gaither TV Network into a platform offering subscription-based, on-demand programming to its audience across a variety of digital devices.
“I’ve been listening to the Grand Ole Opry since 1948, when our family would gather every Saturday night in Alexandria, Indiana and listen to WSM,” stated Bill Gaither. “I attended my first show at the Ryman in 1950 for an all-night Gospel Sing and have always been thrilled that gospel music has been a part of the Opry tradition. I have had the opportunity over the years to join that family of performers in that revered circle on that historical stage, and Gloria and our family of artists have been able to record in those halls. Every time I walk through the alley to the stage door, I am in awe of all the great artists that have come through the same passageway – incredible artists like Red Foley, Hank Williams, George Jones and countless others. To look back at that history and to now be a part of the Circle platform is an honor – and for that little 12-year old boy from Alexandria, it is a dream come true.”
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