In between songs, Wade Hammond addressed the crowd at the first Heart of Kentucky Christian Music Festival.
"We can walk and talk with Jesus every single day," he told them.
Scores of people came to Centre Square for hours of southern gospel music, and the performers displayed both their talent and their faith throughout the day.
The concert started shortly after 3 p.m. and lasted until after the sun had set.
Area musicians from Abundant Life Assembly of God and the Trinity Gospelaires opened the concert.