At the end of 2012 I began taking a look at Southern Gospel’s #1 hits over the course of its history. These are #1 hits as reported by the Singing News magazine. In this first #1’s feature of 2013, I wanted to take a look at the song “God Kept His Promise”.
The Steeles burst on the Southern Gospel music scene in 1994 with their first #1 song (which we will take a look at later). A virtual unknown artist became a house hold name in a short period of time. The group went on to garner a total of four #1 songs.
“God Kept His Promise” was penned by group member Jeff Steele and was the first single from the group’s 1995 album Southern Steele. The song would spend three months at #1 between the months of October and December 1995. Here is a YouTube clip of the Steeles performing their #1 hit “God Kept His Promise”. Enjoy!
I happened to be in attendance during this event and to say it was awesome would be an understatement! Every year Ray Flynn would hold an annual event in Winston-Salem NC that would draw 10,000 to 12,000 people. I attended many of them. Too bad they no longer exist.