Best Of 2012 – #19

The best of 2012 continues with the album and recorded song found at #19.  The Mark Trammell Quartet released a specialty recording in 2012 with Lifetime.

An album filled with songs that have covered the career of front man, Mark Trammell.  The album was full production, with Lari Goss in the producing chair.  This album would have been ranked higher among the best recordings of 2012 if it wasn’t an album full of previously released music.

The Mark Trammell Quartet continue their climb in becoming an elite quartet in Southern Gospel music.  With more albums like Lifetime, that climb gets ever shorter.

Personal favorites from this recording include:  “Golden City Tour Medley”, “The King Is Coming Medley”, “Meet Me Over On The Other Side”, “Footprints Of Jesus” and “Wonderful Time Up There”.

In looking at the best recorded songs of 2012, the song sitting at #19 is “Battle Stand” by the Old Paths.

Penned by Rodney Birch and originally recorded by the Roy Knight Singers in 2011, “Battle Stand” became the first #1 song for the Old Paths on the Singing News chart.  It actually sits at #1 for December 2012.

The song is found on the Old Paths 2012 album, Right Now.  The Old Paths found a winning combination with Crossroads, recording one of the best songs of 2012.  Listen to a clip of the #19 recorded song of 2012; “Battle Stand”.

Tomorrow is #18.


One thought on “Best Of 2012 – #19

  1. I love this CD by the Mark Trammell Quartet, and you will be seeing it much later in my top 20 countdown.

    Coming in at number 19 on my list of favorite albums for 2012 is the Dixie Echoes “Live at Silver Dollar City”. This CD contains songs from various sets performed by the group during last years Southern Gospel Picnic. The songs where then patched together to make it seem like one complete concert. While the CD contains songs already recorded by the group, it stands out to me because it is in a live setting. As a child of the 70’s and 80’s I grew up with great live albums. While not many groups (if any) can match the excitement of the live albums from that era, I still enjoy live recordings when I can get one. Another reason why this album is one of my favorites could be because I was there for several of the Dixie Echoes sets during Southern Gospel Picnic, so that could very well be my voice cheering on the CD. 🙂 Favorite songs from this album include: “I’ll Shake the Hand of the Lord”, “How Big is God”, “Until Then”, “Crumbs from the Table”, and “How Great Thou Art”.

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