Circuit Rider is a historical look into the lives of the Circuit Riding preachers of the 1700’s and 1800’s in Early America. These brave carriers of the Gospel influenced the Church of today in a major way. Narrated by Mike Huckabee, the project features stunning video and audio from some of Gospel Music’s most beloved singers. Guy Penrod, Russ Taff, William Lee Golden, Buddy Greene, the Isaacs, Judy Martin Hess, Charlotte Ritchie, Tanya Goodman Sykes, Lynda Randle, Michael Sykes, Joy Gardner, Woody Wright, Reggie Smith, Benjy Gaither and Mark Lowry perform all new songs that focus on the dedication of the saddlebag preachers of the era. Between the songs are voice talent readings of actual writings of the Circuit Riders.
Suzanne Jennings and Woody Wright developed this concept recording after reading the autobiography of one of the most colorful Circuit Riders, Peter Cartwright and other historical accounts of how the Gospel was spread as the United States became a nation. The video was directed by award winning videographer Michael Merriman. A must have for Gaither fans, and an excellent gift to inspire Pastors, laypersons or anyone who loves or works in Ministry.