Vonnie said, “I like the song because it’s a reminder that we can go to churches and we can learn principles but if we don’t take those principles away when we leave, what good is that?”
And there’s a mix of styles, from early 1940s to country to a duet with her country-leaning husband. “He’s from the South. He could sing ‘Ave Maria’ and it would still sound country,” she said.
She and Woody were introduced by her husband, Dan Gaither, who helped the singers travel to venues. After Vonnie’s husband died, the two began dating. They’ll celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary in August.
The two are presenting a musical program over five upcoming Thursdays at Gaither Family Resources in Alexandria. A CD release celebration of “Vonnie!” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
She said, “It’s something that had been talked awhile with Eric Scott (at Gaither Family Resources). Finally, it started evolving and we said let’s do six of these ...
“Then we came up with different ideas for each night.”
The first night, featuring songs of Woody Wright on May 16, was sold out.
At Thursday’s performance, Vonnie will also discuss the stories behind the songs on the disc.
If you go Wright Night at Gaither Family Resources, 1617 S. Park Ave., Alexandria. Vonnie and Woody Wright sing in a program that includes music and a meal. Events begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call (800) 520-4664 or 724-8405, select option 5. The schedule follows. Thursday, June 13: Release Celebration of the "Vonnie!" CD Thursday, July 11: "Kristoffersongs," Kris Kristofferson songs performed Wrightstyle Thursday, Aug. 1: "Hymns," singing songs from the hymnal Thursday, Sept. 19: "Unbounded Love," love songs Thursday, Oct. 24: "Wright night Finale" with special guests and surprises