Tag Archive: 4.5 stars

Dec 11

Double Album Review: Redeeming the Time (Kingdom Heirs) / These Truths (Old Paths)

Redeeming the Time is the Kingdom Heirs’ second mainline recording of new songs with their current vocal lineup, which is one of the finest in gospel music.  Through the years, Dollywood’s resident gospel group has stayed true to their “neo-traditional” quartet style to great success, especially on radio, where they have churned out hit after …

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Dec 04

Double Album Review: The Lord Is Good / Hymns From Home (Collingsworth Family)

The Collingsworth Family have been on a steady climb in the gospel music field for several years, a climb that has culminated in them winning Favorite Mixed Group the last two years at both the Singing News Fan Awards and the NQC Music Awards.  Amazingly, each of the last four winners of the Favorite Young …

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Nov 26

Album Review: Cathedrals Family Reunion

The legacy of the Cathedral Quartet in gospel music is quite immeasurable, and numerous musical tributes have been made to that legacy since they retired in 1999.  The Cathedrals Family Reunion event was the first time that all of the currently touring Cathedrals alumni have officially gotten together to celebrate the music of gospel’s finest …

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May 21

Album Review: For All He’s Done (Greater Vision)

In the southern gospel world, you can’t get much more solid than Greater Vision.  The personnel is stable (only 6 group members in 22 years, and almost 50 years of total Greater Vision tenure among the three current members).  The leadership and purpose are consistent.  Most importantly, the songs are relatable, accessible, and Biblical.  For …

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May 08

Album Review: He’s Alive (Barry Rowland & Deliverance)

The latest Crossroads release from Barry Rowland & Deliverance is another strong collection of mostly Kyla Rowland songs, sung in a straight-ahead Appalachian style.  Deliverance’s 2012 release, Make Mine the Real Thing, earned a very high rating from me, and was one of my top three albums of the year.  This year’s offering, He’s Alive, …

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Dec 13

Quick Hits 6: Christmas Edition

Southern gospel fans generally love Christmas music, and for good reason.  The best Christmas music calls to mind the deliverance of man from sin by the Son of God coming down to earth.  At the same time, the music just makes people feel nice!  Here’s a look at two of the most notable Christmas releases …

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Dec 12

Album Review: Jubilee 3 (Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Legacy Five)

I know the latest release by the “Jubilee” gang is not brand new at this point, but among recordings of 2012 I have not reviewed yet, it is my favorite, so I thought I’d go ahead and get a review in before the end of the year. By now, the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, and …

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