Tag Archive: Kingdom Heirs

Jun 29

Steve French Passes Away

Today is a tough day.  It’s tough because the news broke that one of the greatest influences in my music ministry is gone.  The news of Steve’s passing broke yesterday (June 28, 2016), and I’m just in shock. I first heard of Steve and the Kingdom Heirs back in 1995 and it was the music of …

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Oct 06

Album Review: A New Look (Kingdom Heirs)

The end of 2014 and beginning of 2015 found the Kingdom Heirs in a state of flux with the departure of longtime owner, MC, and baritone Steve French.  I must admit as a big Kingdom Heirs fan, I wondered about what would happen with the group in the long term after such a significant change. …

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Jan 16

The Playlist #12: Justification

In the past for posts like this, I’ve presented a relatively broad topic, and posted a full 80-minute playlist of gospel songs dealing with that topic.  I’m going to change things up a little bit here and go after a specific Biblical doctrine, and go more in depth on a few songs that deal with …

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Dec 31

2013 in Review: Top Albums

To close out the year in gospel music, it’s time to list my personal favorite recordings of 2013.  If you’ve been following the blog in recent days, the album that takes the #1 spot should be of no surprise.  The Kingdom Heirs’ Redeeming the Time was the only project to which I gave a 5-star rating …

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Dec 18

“I’ll Know I’m Home”: Behind the Song with Jeff Crews and Dianne Wilkinson

The first time I listened to the Kingdom Heirs’ Redeeming the Time project in May, I was blown away by how many great, utempo quartet songs it contained.  But as I continued to listen to it (repeatedly), one song began to stand out over the others, and it wasn’t one of the convention numbers.  It is …

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Dec 17

2013 in Review: Top Songs

As the year 2013 winds down, it’s once again time to look back at the year in southern gospel music.  As is the case every year, I’ve listened to some songs that had me reaching for the “skip” button, but as always, I enjoyed the vast majority of the music that found its way into …

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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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