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The Definitive Southern Gospel Collection – 2007

kingdomheirs2007truetothecallmaxBack to one of my regular features this week; the definitive Southern Gospel collection.  I take a look at a specific year in Southern Gospel music and determine the (20) best albums released in that given year.  I am taking a look at the year 2007.  I started with a list of 75 albums and worked on narrowing it down to the (20) best.

crossway2007beautifulthingmaxThe Booth Brothers started their award show domination in 2007 by winning artist of the year at the Singing News fan awards.  Live In Music City by Legacy Five won album of the year as “I Have Not Forgotten” (Inspirations) won song of the year.  “Give It Away” (Gaither Vocal Band) won both album and recorded song at the Dove Awards in 2007.

The (20) best albums released in 2007 were:

  1. True To The Call – Kingdom Heirs (Sonlite)
  2. A Beautiful Thing – CrossWay (Big Ten House)
  3. Look No Further – Perrys (Daywind)
  4. Journey Of Joy – Karen Peck & New River (Daywind)
  5. You Gotta Love It – Triumphant Quartet (Daywind)
  6. Eyes On The Prize – Freemans (Goldenvine)
  7. Down East Boys - Cross Still StandsFar Down The Road – Greenes (ACA)
  8. Austins Bridge – Austins Bridge (Daywind)
  9. Once Upon A Cross – Mark Trammell Trio (Daywind)
  10. The Cross Still Stands – Down East Boys (Crossroads)
  11. Life Is Great And Gettin’ Better – Jeff & Sheri Easter (Daywind)
  12. Get Away Jordan – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (Gaither Music)
  13. Real Faith – Brian Free & Assurance (Daywind)
  14. Big Sky – Isaacs (Spring House)
  15. Vocalized – Ball Brothers (Permanent)
  16. Know So Salvation – Legacy Five (Daywind)
  17. ballbrothers2007vocalizedmaxCarry On – Booth Brothers (Custom)
  18. Stages – Talley Trio (Horizon)
  19. Come Eat Bread – Hayes Family (Crossroads)
  20. Hope Is Alive – Crystal River (BSA World)

Listen to a musical mash-up from the (20) best Southern Gospel albums of 2007.  Enjoy!

The Fab Five – May 2014

May 2014 is here and it is time to take a look at the most played radio songs in my iPod over the preceding month.  Gordon Mote tops the list with his latest single, while new group Highway 22 landed a breakthrough song.  The list is rounded out by the Isaacs, Talleys and Jeff & Sheri Easter.  Enjoy!

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Talleys

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‘Live’ Southern Gospel Music Connection – 03/03/14 to 03/09/14

Welcome to another week of the ‘Live’ Southern Gospel music connection.  This is your one stop to get concert information for artists that use ‘live’ music in the concert setting.

Concert Spotlight This Week:

  • Browders – Sunday March 9th, 2014 – Community Church Of Praise in Stockbridge, GA.  Concert time 10:30am.
  • Crabb Family – Saturday March 8th, 2014 – Expo & Events Center in Spartanburg, SC.  Concert time 6pm.  Final Crabb Family tour concert for 2014.
  • Dixie Echoes – Friday March 7th, 2014 – College Road Baptist Church in Ocala, FL.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Jeff & Sheri Easter – Saturday March 8th, 2014 – Freedom Tabernacle in Summerville, GA. Concert time 6pm.
  • Rebels Quartet – Friday March 7th, 2014 – Suncoast Cathedral in St Petersburg, FL.  Concert time 11am.  Florida Boys also appearing.
  • Zach & Rodney – Sunday March 9th, 2014 – Gospel Tabernacle in Trinity, NC.  Concert time 6pm.

 

‘Live’ Music Moment of the Week:

  • This week’s live music moment comes from the Dixie Echoes.  Here is a concert clip (published by gpcom1948) from January of the Dixie Echoes performing “If You Know The Lord”.  Enjoy!

‘Live’ Southern Gospel Music Connection – 02/10/14 to 02/16/14

Welcome to another week of the ‘Live’ Southern Gospel music connection.  This is your one stop to get concert information for artists that use ‘live’ music in the concert setting.

Concert Spotlight This Week:

  • Browders – Saturday February 15th, 2014 – Fellowship Bible Church in Zephyrhills, FL.  Concert time 6pm.
  • Crystal River – Saturday February 15th, 2014 – Midway United Methodist Church in Auburn, GA.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Dixie Echoes – Friday February 14th, 2014 – Calvary Baptist Church in Purvis, MS.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Jeff & Sheri Easter – Sunday February 16th, 2014 – Jewel City Church in Shinnston, WV.  Concert time 6pm.
  • Inspirations – Thursday February 13th, 2014 – Holly Spring Baptist in Inman, SC.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Singing Cookes – Thursday February 13th, 2014 – Chilhowie High School in Chilhowie, VA.  Concert time 7pm.

 

‘Live’ Music Moment of the Week:

  • This week’s live music moment is a classic clip from 1990.  From the Wilburns hit album Alabama Lightning comes this YouTube clip (from our MusicScribeBlog channel) of the Wilburns performing, “I Found In Jesus”.  Enjoy!

‘Live’ Southern Gospel Music Connection – 01/20/14 to 01/26/14

Welcome to another week of the ‘Live’ Southern Gospel music connection.  This is your one stop to get concert information for artists that use ‘live’ music in the concert setting.

Concert Spotlight This Week:

  • Akins – Sunday January 26th, 2014 – Southside Baptist Church in Florence, SC.  Concert time 6pm.
  • Bowling Family – Saturday January 25th, 2014 – Life Church in Cramerton, NC.  Concert time 6pm.
  • Dixie Echoes – Friday January 24th, 2014 – Ephesus Baptist Church in Hilliard, FL.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Jeff & Sheri Easter – Thursday January 23rd, 2014 – Farmer’s Family Restaurant in Knoxville, TN.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Inspirations – Saturday January 25th, 2014 – High School Auditorium in Opp, AL.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Thursday January 23rd, 2014 – Galena Assembly Of God in  Galena, KS.  Concert time 7pm.

‘Live’ Music Moment of the Week:

  • This week’s live music moment comes from the Inspirations.  This YouTube clip (published by gospelmusiclover48) has the newest line-up of the group singing, “He Broke The Chains”.  Enjoy!

‘Live’ Southern Gospel Music Connection – 11/11/13 to 11/17/13

CookesWelcome to another week of the ‘Live’ Southern Gospel music connection.  This is your one stop to get concert information for artists that use ‘live’ music in the concert setting.

Concert Spotlight This Week:

  • Jason Crabb – Friday November 15th, 2013 – Grace Fellowship in Calhoun City, MS.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Dove Brothers Band – Saturday November 16th, 2013 – Beulah Baptist Church in Lynchburg, VA.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Jeff & Sheri Easter – Sunday November 17th, 2013 – World Outreach Ministries in Jackson, OH.  Concert time 6pm.
  • Isaacs – Thursday November 14th, 2013 – Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in Danville, KY.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Red Roots – Saturday November 16th, 2013 – Frankfort High School in Ridgeley, WV.  Concert time 6pm.
  • Singing Cookes – Friday November 15th, 2013 – Collins Elementary School in Scottsboro, AL.  Concert time 7pm.

 

‘Live’ Music Moment of the Week:

  • This week’s live music moment comes from the Cockman Family.  This YouTube clip (published by TheCockmanFamily) comes from the Great American Gospel television program.  The group performs “Three O’Clock Prayer”.  Enjoy!

‘Live’ Southern Gospel Music Connection – 11/04/13 to 11/10/13

Dixie Echoes (325x180)Welcome to another week of the ‘Live’ Southern Gospel music connection.  This is your one stop to get concert information for artists that use ‘live’ music in the concert setting.

Concert Spotlight This Week:

  • Chuck Wagon Gang – Thursday November 7th, 2013 – Union Church in Pettisville, OH.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Dixie Echoes – Friday November 8th, 2013 – Sweet Home Baptist Church in Guntersville, AL.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Dove Brothers Band – Saturday November 9th, 2013 – Mechanicsburg Middle School in Mechanicsburg, PA.  Concert time 7pm.
  • Jeff & Sheri Easter – Saturday November 9th, 2013 – Ross N Robinson Middle School in Kingsport, TN.  Concert time 6:30pm.
  • Mountain Faith – Sunday November 10th, 2013 – Friendly Mission in Alto, GA.  Concert time 5pm.
  • Rebels Quartet – Saturday November 9th, 2013 – Bayonet Point Middle School in New Port Richey, FL.  Concert time 6pm.

 

‘Live’ Music Moment of the Week:

  • This week’s live music moment is a classic clip of the Happy Goodmans.  The Goodmans had one of the best bands in the 1970’s.  Here is a 1974 performance of the group singing “He’s Coming Again” (published by newhavenvideos).

‘Live’ Southern Gospel Music Connection – NQC Edition

Gatlin BrothersWelcome to another week of the ‘Live’ Southern Gospel music connection.  This is your one stop to get concert information for artists that use ‘live’ music in the concert setting.  With NQC happening this week, I am going to spotlight where groups that use live music will be performing during the week.

NQC Spotlights:

 

‘Live’ Music Moment of the Week:

  • This week’s live music moment hearkens the listener back to the glory days of the Hoppers (1992), when they toured and sang with a band.  Here is a YouTube clip (published by gospelvideohub) of the Hoppers singing one of my all time favorite songs; “Heavenly Sunrise”.
  • If listeners can’t see this is what is missing from today’s Southern Gospel concert performances, then I guess we have different definitions of performance.  The way the instruments perfectly compliment the vocals create a musical moment that is lacking in today’s fine-tuned, stack heavy, track dominated concert.  Enjoy!

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