Three-time Emmy winner Kathie Lee Gifford will unveil The Little Giant, a new recording that tells the David & Goliath story in a contemporary yet timeless way, on Sept. 29. Regis Philbin (as Jesse) and Broadway notables Aidan Gemme (as David) and Gregg Edelman (as King Saul/Goliath) among others joined voices with the celebrated television and Broadway personality who assumed the role of Sheeba, an ewe with tons of personality. The 30-minute album is filled with 13 new tunes produced by multi-platinum selling David Pomeranz and co-written by Gifford, inspired by the timeless story.
The project stems from a life-changing trip Gifford took to Israel with her husband, legendary football player and sports commentator, Frank Gifford, before he passed in 2015. "There in the valley where David defeated Goliath, Frank and I had a life-transforming experience. We all had been taught that the miracle was that a young boy took down a giant. But in reality, in those days, any shepherd was experienced in killing big animals that threatened the flock."
"Just as the Lord had prepared David for that one moment, we realized that God has already given each of us a stone to use. That's the real miracle. The question then becomes 'What is our stone and how will we use it?'" shares Gifford.
"The Little Giant is dedicated to my late husband, Frank. It's no coincidence that he had a special place in his heart for giants since he played for the New York Giants for 12 years. But more than that, when Frank and I left Israel, we each took a small stone with us and committed to use them however the Lord would lead. This project is the fulfillment of that promise."
The Little Giant will release on Sept. 29 through New Haven Kids, a division of New Haven Records, which is distributed to the faith-based retail trade through Provident Music Distribution and to mainstream market through SONY Music Distribution.