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Five Questions for Michael Booth!
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Now well-known for his tenor vocals with the Booth Brothers, Michael Booth actually began as a drummer, even earning a jazz scholarship to college. He battled some stage fright when he began singing at the age of 19, but he quickly overcame his fear and learned to love ministering through song. The Booth Brothers have won all kinds of awards and continue to attract new fans every day with their smooth harmonies, inventive arrangements, strong faith and love for people. They also traveled with the Gaither Homecoming tour for a while and can be seen in many Homecoming videos. Here, Michael takes a moment from his busy schedule to answer a few questions for us.

HOMECOMING: When you were a child, what is something you could often be found doing?

MICHAEL BOOTH: As a child, I loved to build things with Legos or blocks. When I was around 7 years old, I used to build stages and "tour" from room to room transported by my toy semi trucks.

HOMECOMING: And you're still touring today! But hopefully your transportation has improved a bit since then. Ok, next question . . . Can you tell us about a scripture that has recently spoken to you?

MICHAEL: James 4:10 has become one of my favorite verses. It reminds me that my job is to stay humble as God does His work through me and in spite of me.

HOMECOMING: That verse certainly is a great reminder for all of us. "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up." (NKJV) Moving to the next question . . . What is your favorite “guilty pleasure” food or drink?

MICHAEL: Sweet tea! So much sugar in that stuff.

HOMECOMING: Yes, but it's practically a cultural requirement for American Southerners to have a glass once in a while. It's so good! Next question . . . If you could travel to any location in the world, where would it be?

MICHAEL: I would love to go to the Grand Canyon.

HOMECOMING: Great choice . . . such a beautiful part of God's creation. And finally, besides being a great singer and speaker, you are known in Southern Gospel circles for your nutty sense of humor. Besides you, which Homecoming artist has the craziest sense of humor?

MICHAEL: I think one of the funniest people off the stage is Jonathan Martin. He is extremely quick-witted and has some hilarious facial expressions and "special" voices. He never fails to make me laugh.

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The Booth Brothers have recently released two new projects, A Tribute to the Songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither and The Best of the Booth Brothers DVD/CD set. For a limited time, you can get all the two CDs and the DVD for a special price by clicking here. And this video gives a great preview of The Best of the Booth Brothers: