Full performer name: Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends.
Personnel includes: Bill & Gloria Gaither; Terry Blackwood, Sue Dodge, Ernie Haase, The Talley Trio, Mike Allen, Wesley Pritchard, Woody Wright, Reggie Smith, Ivan Parker, Allison Durham Speer, Kim Hopper, Dean Hopper, The Martins, Russ Taff, Jessy Dixon, Old Friends Quartet, Armond Morales, Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris, Sherman Andrus, Guy Penrod, The Issacs, Stephen Hill, David Phelps, The Gaither Vocal Band.
Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York.
Photographer: Russ Harrington.
Arrangers: Robert White Johnson; Gaither Vocal Band ; The Martins.
Doing their part to keep morale up in a post-9/11 world, renowned gospel duo Bill & Gloria Gaither along with their Homecoming Friends took their uplifting live show to the hallowed halls of Carnegie for a musical rally that became the in-concert recording LET FREEDOM RING. Love of the nation is at the heart of this collection right from the opening notes of Woody Guthrie's affecting anthem "This Land Is Your Land." From there, Mike Allen, Wesley Pritchard, Woody Wright, and Reggie Smith lead the group in a huge embrace of the Big Apple with "New York City, We've Got A Song For You" and Jessy Dixon implores that "God Be With You." The Gaithers make sure to hit every significant song relating to patriotism, from Lee Greenwood's signature "God Bless The USA" to more traditional fare like "My Country 'Tis Of Thee," "The Star Spangled Banner," "Battle Hymn Of The Republic," and "I Pledge My Allegiance."