Brian Crout

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March Madness, Quartet Style

Most of you probably have at least heard of “March Madness”, and if you are a sports fan like me, you will probably spend a good bit of time watching college basketball tournaments this month.  The NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament has taken a life of its own over the last decade or two, piquing the …

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Songs From Scripture #3: “Poorest Man in Heaven” (Kingdom Heirs)

“Poorest Man in Heaven” is an energetic track written by Marty Funderburk and Jeff Silvey, found on the Kingdom Heirs’ outstanding 2005 album Give Me the Mountain.  The hook around which the song is based is repeated several times during the song: “I’d rather be the poorest man in heaven than the richest man in …

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Can I Get a Pick-Me-Up?

I’ve been extremely busy lately, and even now.  I was just thinking about how sometimes we need that little pick-me-up during the day, and one of the best ways to do it (no caffeine required) is a good southern gospel song.  What are some of the songs that, when you listen to them, always seem …

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Retro Review #3: It’s Just Like Heaven (Greater Vision)

The original Greater Vision had what I consider to be the best vocal blend of any trio in Southern Gospel history.  Gerald Wolfe, Mark Trammell, and Chris Allman are three of the greatest voices of southern gospel’s modern era, and what they had for those few short years was truly special.  There’s something about their …

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Songs of Love

On Valentine’s Day, the entire civilized world has its mind on love. While you’re probably busy trying to figure out the right combination of flowers and chocolate to make your wife or girlfriend happy, let’s keep in mind the greatest love of all. In John 15:13, Jesus says “Greater love hath no man than this, …

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Songs From Scripture #2: “Dry Bones”/”God’s Building a Church”

“Dry Bones” is a fun song performed by several groups over the years.  The version I am most familiar with is the Cathedrals’, on their 1986 album Travelin’ Live.  It’s a traditional spiritual that references Ezekiel and his experience in a valley of dry bones.    Of course, the quartet has fun with the bit about …

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Retro Review #2: Signed Sealed Delivered (Gold City)

The Gold City lineup of Tim Riley, Mark Trammell, Jonathan Wilburn, and Jay Parrack has always been my favorite.  Their albums released from 1996 through 2001 all rank among my favorite southern gospel projects of all time.  If you like southern gospel in a straight-up, driving style sung by elite vocal talent, these are the …

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