CD Review: Walk of Faith – The Whisnants

What does it mean to live and walk by faith?  If you have the Whisnants new CD, Walk of Faith, you’ll hear a definition in every song.  Whether it is learning not to worry, witnessing to a friend or embracing how much God loves you – the whole project sums up the very subject. A…

CD Review: As We Speak – Greater Vision

Greater Vision’s 2015 release, As We Speak, is a combination of refreshing music and lyrics that are challenging, meaningful and encouraging.  Each song enhances the sound that makes Greater Vision so beloved among their fans; whether it’s a rich orchestra behind a ballad like “This Is Mercy” or a rousing tune like “Preacher, Tell Me…

CD Review: Once Upon a Hymn – Michaela Brown

What makes a good hymn project?  A male quartet?  A trio?  Family harmony?  After listening and enjoying Michaela Brown’s 2015 release, Once Upon a Hymn, I’m convinced the answer is simply, a violin. I have been a fan of the violin and fiddle since a young age, but in Gospel Music it seems like the…

CD Review: Still – Booth Brothers

When I first heard about Still, I was interviewing the Booth Brothers for the August cover story of the Singing News.  This was back in the summer of 2014 and after completing successful phone calls, texts and emails to Michael, Ronnie and Jim (who was still with the trio at the time), I could not…

CD Review: A New Chapter – Jim Brady Trio

The Jim Brady Trio’s first debut album, A New Chapter, officially releases January 27, 2015 and is one of the year’s most anticipated new projects.  With two of the genre’s most profound songwriters and an accomplished arranger and producer, this new group is set to enter the world of Gospel Music with solid material, tasteful…

CD Review: Home For Christmas – Mark Trammell Quartet and Whisnants

Home For Christmas was released in November 2014 by The Whisnants and Mark Trammell Quartet as the group’s first joint recording together.  There are twelve songs on this CD: four from the Whisnants, four from MTQ and four where both groups sing together.  This project combined traditional with modern, family harmony with quartet singing and…

CD Review: This Is What It’s All About – Mark Bishop

I purchased my copy of this CD the first weekend Mark Bishop had it with him on the road over Memorial Day Weekend in Carnesville, Georgia.  Since then, I’ve listened to this project more times than I can count and am here to say that Mark is still writing great songs and recording tasteful music…

CD Review: Unashamed – Brian Free and Assurance

You have seen the story in the March issue of the Singing News Magazine, you’ve heard the new single “Say Amen” on the radio and maybe you’ve even submitted your testimony for Daywind’s “Say Amen” contest for a chance to be the storyline in the new concept video.  Or maybe you haven’t seen or heard…

CD Review: Your Walk Talks – Mark Trammell Quartet

  Over the years, Southern Gospel Music has come to associate the term excellence with the name Mark Trammell.  From his days with the legendary Cathedral Quartet to the founding of America’s favorite trio, Greater Vision, and then on to his days with Gold City, it is easy to say that quality has followed this…

CD Review: Love Loud – The Browns

When I first listened to the Brown’s Love Loud project I was impressed with the quality of music and lyrics.  After glancing at the insert and seeing that five of the songs were co-written by at least one member of the Browns…I was impressed again.   Their ability to pen this many songs that say something…