Lets close out another week and take a look at the album and recorded song at #6 for 2011. One of the most consistent recording artists in Southern Gospel music is Karen Peck and New River. From their debut album to current, this trio has provided the listener with Southern Gospel music and a mix of country and light pop sounds that are now uniquely New River.
The album that lands at #6 among the best releases of 2011 is Reach Out. Filled with lyrically strong material and two of the best recorded songs of 2011, as is evidenced in this annual count down, Reach Out should keep radio busy with airplay. Karen Peck Gooch, Susan Jackson and Jeff Hawes combine to release one of the best albums of the year, at #6.
Personal favorite songs from this recording include: ”On The Banks Of The Promised Land”, “Broken Into Beautiful”, “This Is What Mercy Does”, “Faithful Love Of Jesus”, “Sustaining Grace”, “Good Things Are Happening” and “Mighty Big God”.
Crabb Revival released Going Places back in February 2011. At the same time it was announced the group would no longer be touring and Adam Crabb would venture out as a solo artist. If it wasn’t for the disbandment of Crabb Revival, Going Places may have been among the top 20 albums of the year.
There were several songs from that particular album that were considered among the best recorded songs of the year. One song was strong enough to rank #6 among the best recorded songs of 2011. Gerald Crabb must have been listening to the Wilburn’s classic “God’s Promised Land” when writing “The Crossing”. The verses to both songs are eerily similar musically.
Since he is now touring as a solo artist, I’ll credit Adam Crabb as having #6 among the best recorded songs of 2011 with “The Crossing”. Listen to the first verse and chorus.
Monday will kick off the final five: #5.