Brian Crout

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Songs From Scripture: He Never Even Looked at the Man (Whisnants)

It’s been far too long, but let’s look at the Scriptural basis for another great gospel song.  I set out to come up with a song from every book of the Bible in order, and I’m at Leviticus.  A gospel song from Leviticus may seem a little unusual on the surface, but the truth is …

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Album Review: As We Speak (Greater Vision)

As Greater Vision embarks on their 25th year in gospel music, fans have come to expect a high level of quality in their music.  Time and again, they meet those expectations, and they remain at the pinnacle of gospel music, with no descent in sight.  As We Speak is the latest album from one of …

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Album Review: Stay (Old Paths)

It’s been said here and elsewhere in the gospel music world over the last few years that the Old Paths were one of the best up-and-coming quartets in America.  Let’s go ahead and remove one of the modifiers and call the Old Paths, simply, one of the best quartets in America.  They’ve had four songs …

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Remembering Mosie Lister

Gospel music lost another giant yesterday with the passing of Mosie Lister, author of many classic songs that rank among the greatest in the history of the genre.  At age 93, he was one of the last remaining, or maybe even the last remaining of the songwriters of the classic era of gospel music, pre-Gaither. …

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Album Review: Still (Booth Brothers)

Still is the latest release by one of gospel music’s most outstanding trios, the Booth Brothers, and is their first including baritone Paul Lancaster, who replaced 12-year mainstay Jim Brady.  Even with a new member in tow, this recording still finds the Booths applying their trademark tight harmonies to quality songs in a variety of …

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Cruise Review: 2015 Gospel Music Celebration Caribbean Cruise

Last week, my wife and I had the privilege and joy to celebrate our anniversary on board IMC Concerts’ and Inspiration Cruises’ 2015 Gospel Music Celebration Caribbean Cruise.  For us, it was our first cruise of any kind, so we were equally excited by the “cruising” aspect of the trip, and the gospel music part. …

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The Best of Lari Goss

The gospel music community was shaken on Saturday by the passing of legendary performer, musician, producer, and visionary Lari Goss.  Goss’s contributions to gospel music go back to the 1960s, when he and his brothers were making some of the most innovative music in the genre.  I am sorry that I haven’t yet become familiar …

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