CD Review – Nothing But Love: Brian Free and Assurance

Lyrics with value.  Though every artist will tell you that they are hard to find, Brian Free and Assurance have sifted through sand and soil coming out with a sack full of gold…or, a jewel case full of heavenly treasure.  Brian Free says he searched through 1047 songs to find the ten for their new…

CD Review: Jubilee 3

I remember when the first Jubilee project came out – it was the “rave” in SGM.  When Jubilee 2 was released, fans were ecstatic that Greater Vision, The Booth Brothers and Legacy Five were continuing the series.  Its mind blowing to think that now, I am sitting down to review Jubilee 3!  The first two…

CD Review: Me and a Piano – Jeff Stice

If you have ever seen Triumphant Quartet in concert, been to a piano showcase at NQC (National Quartet Convention) or another venue that features SGM pianists, you’ve heard Jeff Stice tare the keys up a time or two.  Sometimes he’ll play a exciting rendition of “Joshua Fit’ The Battle Of Jericho,” and at other times…

CD Review: Middle Of Nowhere – Red Roots

Ever since I purchased the first project from Red Roots at NQC last year, I’ve been anticipating their next one. One day, I pulled out my cell phone to read a Twitter post that said they were in the studio working on a new recording! Inside, I shouted for joy! Soon the day came when…

CD Review: Why Can’t We? – The Isaacs

When the Isaacs release a new CD – you know that it’s going to be top of the line.  “Why Can’t We” is no exception.  It brings you what you want to hear from this family group, and much, much more! This project boasts 13 tracks – 10 of which, were written by group members…

CD Review: Dream – McClellan Singing Sisters

“Sing to the Lord, bless His name, proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.” – Psalm 96:2 This verse is the motivation behind the all female quartet, the McClellan Singing Sisters and their current project, Dream. Based out of Adams, Nebraska, these four sisters: Tiffany, (20) Kimberly, (16) Jewel (14) and…

CD Review: Songs From the Heart – Triumphant Quartet

Songs From The Heart was released by Triumphant Quartet in 2011 and is described by pianist Jeff Stice as one of their, “silly ideas.”  What he means by that statement is that this project is special in it’s origin because each member of Triumphant Quartet wrote two songs on the recording!  To me, this idea…

CD Review: Christmas With Brian Free and Assurance

At this time of year, nothing can get a person in the “Christmas spirit” like listening to some good Christmas music!  So, reviewing a Christmas Cd seemed like a great idea! This year, there were several great projects released for the Christmas season by Southern Gospel artists.  Yet, I wanted to reach back in time…

CD Review – Singing News Top 10 for 2011

This year (2011) has been a great year for songs on the Singing News Charts.  Every year, fans vote for their favorites, and those votes go on to determine which song will be voted Song of the Year for the Singing News Fan Awards.  Though there can only be one song that wins, the Singing…

CD Review: A Wonderful Life – Legacy Five

Legacy 5 carries on the heritage of the great Cathedral Quartet.  Founders Scott Fowler and Roger Bennett put together this quartet just over a decade ago, and from its inception, this group has risen to the forefront of Southern Gospel Music and remains there to this day.  A Wonderful Life, L5’s 2011 release, brings a…