This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend two separate programs featuring Akins. The group did a two-day service at the Southside Baptist Church in my hometown of Mooresville NC. During the two days the crowd was given all of Akins biggest songs.
Tonight included music from their soon to be released new album, Based On A True Story. I had the opportunity to review Akins 2011 Live In Concert recording here. I have been impressed with Akins music since they hit the Southern Gospel scene with their debut album, Good Tired, in 2008.
It has been quite some time since a new artist’s music has piqued my interest this much. Their country vocal style and stage performance may not appeal to every Southern Gospel listener, but what they do is in line with the style of what one would hear from groups like the Crabb Family (now Jason Crabb), Jeff & Sheri Easter or a former group known as the Mid South Boys.
The biggest plus, in addition to the great songs, is the program is LIVE music! It was the first time in a while that I went to a Southern Gospel concert and felt like I was at an actual concert. So, because I am feeling so good today I am giving away some free Akins music for others to enjoy. The first person to email me (email@example.com) the answer to the following trivia question will win Akins Live In Concert DVD/CD combo that not only is a DVD of the concert but also has two audio CDs of the same concert for you to enjoy on to go.
TRIVIA QUESTION: Father, David Akin, was a band member of this mixed group who started in the late 1970′s. The group was born out of the retirement of the final named member of this legendary family named group. Name the mixed group David Akin was a member.
(UPDATE): Congratulations to Andrew for winning the Live In Concert DVD/CD combo for answering the Rex Nelon Singers as the trivia answer. Thanks everyone for participating.
From Akins YouTube channel, here is a clip of what has become my favorite song by the group; “What If God Says No”. Enjoy!