Akins is one of the best artists touring in Southern Gospel music right now, that a majority of Southern Gospel listeners are still not familiar. A band that uses live music and offers the listener ‘where you live’ type lyrics with a great country sound.
In 2012, Akins released another in a string of great albums; Based On A True Story. This reviewer listens to country music outside of my Southern Gospel and Based On A True Story offers country music with strong Christian/family lyrics. As a result the album ranks #6 among the best Southern Gospel albums released in 2012.
Personal favorites from this recording include: “He Is I Am”, “Big God”, “Kneel”, “The Ride Home”, “Based On A True Story”, “Too Far Gone” and “Look Out The Window”.
The Gaither Vocal Band’s Pure And Simple ranked #7 among the best Southern Gospel albums as listed yesterday. One of the stand out tracks from that album finds a home at #6 among the best recorded songs of the year.
Bill Gaither has a way of finding old songs and recording them and making them sound brand new. Such is the case with the song at #6 for the year, “Glorious Freedom”. David Phelps takes the lead on this song that has become a power house concert closer for the group.
This classic was penned by Alfred Judson and Haldor Lilenas. A song that has much more impact in the live concert setting but great nonetheless. Listen to a clip of the #6 recorded song of 2012; “Glorious Freedom”.
The top five tomorrow with #5.