Pat Boone And Friends

Pat Boone And Friends


This song is now eligible in three catagories for a GMA Award (Gospel Music Award). So please all of you who are voting members in the GMA lets vote to nominate this tribute to Gods great evangelist to be a winner.



Bono, Lee Ann Rimes, Kenny Rogers, Larry King Michael McDonald and more join Boone to celebrate Graham’s work

On the eve of what might prove to be Billy Graham’s final crusade, legendary musician Pat Boone has brought together some of the brightest stars from across the musical spectrum to create a moving tribute to the legendary 86-year old evangelist’s life and work. Boone’s labor of love, “Thank You, Billy Graham,” inspired the participation of musical artists from various genres including pop, country and gospel. A portion of proceeds from the recording will benefit Mercy Corps and Samaritan’s Purse, two charitable organizations dedicated to relieving poverty around the world.

The tribute video performance opens with Bono’s perspective lauding Graham’s global influence and then rolls into a stunning montage highlighting his impressive career and the notable figures who have looked to him for spiritual guidance. The song itself is reminiscent of “We Are The World” with such vocalists as Andre Crouch, Kenny Rogers, LeeAnn Rimes, and Michael McDonald, among others, handling verses and the entire ensemble joining on the indelible chorus, “He heard the word, felt the call, sent a message to us all. Thank you, Billy Graham.”

The lead track on Boone’s upcoming gospel release, Glory Train: The Lost Tapes, Boone penned “Thank You, Billy Graham” with David Pack and Billy Dean. It precedes Graham’s upcoming crusade in New York City, June 24 through 26, his first in the region since 1991. Originally scheduled to be held at Madison Square Garden, ticket demand outstripped capacity and the event was relocated to Flushing Meadows to accommodate the anticipated crowds.

Boone’s relationship with Graham began in the 1950’s when they met at a big Christian award gala. A deep admirer prior to their meeting, Graham and Boone developed a close friendship based on their mutual dedication to God. Reflecting on his relationship with Graham and inspiration for this homage, Pat notes, “I was surprised that no one had thought to pay tribute in music to this great man before and I knew it was time.” He continues, “He has brought so many people across the world closer to God. We owe him a huge debt of gratitude.”