Tag: Kingdom Heirs

Top 100: #49 Give Me the Mountain (Kingdom Heirs)

Release Year: 2005 Album Rank for Group: #6 of 10 Here’s a blurb: Give Me the Mountain contains the first Kingdom Heirs song I ever heard, “I Don’t Wanna Go Back”.  I was hooked after the first chorus.  This is the first major label recording after Billy Hodges joined Arthur Rice, Jeff Chapman, and Steve …

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Top 100: #53 Gonna Keep Telling (Kingdom Heirs)

Release Year: 2002 Album Rank for Group: #7 of 10 Here’s a blurb: The last album released before Eric Bennett, David Sutton, and Jeff Stice teamed up with the Inmans to form Integrity, Gonna Keep Telling is a solid traditional quartet project that really covers a good bit of ground stylistically.  There is an exciting …

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Top 100: #61 The Journey Home (Kingdom Heirs)

Release Year: 1999 Album Rank for Group: #8 of 10 Here’s a blurb: If City of Light was the first of the modern era of the Kingdom Heirs sound (dominated by Dianne Wilkinson songs), then The Journey Home is the last of the more Kingsmen-esque previous era, marked by Squire Parsons songs. This is an …

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Top 100: #65 City of Light (Kingdom Heirs)

Release Year: 2000 Album Rank for Group: #9 of 10 Here’s a blurb: The Kingdom Heirs have recorded 27 Dianne Wilkinson songs on their last three major studio albums. That relationship really began on City of Light, which contains five Wilkinson cuts.  Because of that, this project sounds much like the ones the quartet is …

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Top 100: #79 Anchored (Kingdom Heirs)

Release Year: 1997 Album Rank for Group: #10 of 10 Here’s a blurb: Anchored was the first Kingdom Heirs recording with Arthur Rice at lead that wasn’t simply a collection of southern gospel standards, and is their earliest album to make the Top 100.  You definitely hear the Kingsmen influence (Squire Parsons is all over …

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Mega Album Review: We Will Stand Our Ground (Kingdom Heirs)

We Will Stand Our Ground is the highly-anticipated debut of tenor Jerry Martin with the Kingdom Heirs. The quartet is known for their high highs and low lows, so it stands to reason that Martin and his big range would be perfectly suited for the job. As usual with the Kingdom Heirs, you get a …

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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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