Most Influential – #26 – Greater Vision

gvThis week finds the artist ranked 26th among the most influential in Southern Gospel history; Greater Vision.

Greater Vision is one of several groups to be born out of the Cathedrals legacy.  Gerald Wolfe came to prominence in his two-year stint with the Cathedrals.

Gerald would spend a couple of years touring as a solo artist before Greater Vision hit the road in 1991.

INFLUENCE METER:

  • greatervision1997Greater Vision was the dominant trio in Southern Gospel music, winning trio of the year between the years of 1999 and 2006.  The group’s mega-song remains “My Name Is Lazarus”.
  • Greater Vision’s influence reaches beyond the music they are producing.  The biggest influence is the songs, member Rodney Griffin has written over the course of his career.  Rodney will forever be remembered as one of Southern Gospel music’s greatest songwriters.
  • Hit Songs:  “A Pile Of Crowns”, “All The Way”, “Common Garments”, “Faces”, “God So Loves Me”, “God Wants To Hear You Sing”, “God Will Pass By”, “Heaven’s Hero”, “He Didn’t When He Could’ve Passed By”, “He Is Mine”, “He Is To Me”, “He Rose Again”, “He’ll Carry Me”, “He’s Still Waiting By The Well”, “I Believe”, “I Could Never Praise Him Enough”, “I Know A Man Who Can”, “I Want To Know That You Know”, “It Means Just What It Says”, “It Pays To Pray”, “I’ve Got A Love”, “Just Ask”, “Just One More Soul”, “King Came Down”, “My Name Is Lazarus”, “New Wine”, “Never Been”, “Oh What A Friend”, “On A Journey”, “The Shepherd’s Found A Lamb”, “So Much God”, “Soon We Will See”, “There Is A River”, “They Should Have Cried Holy” and “You Were Faithful Yesterday”.
  • Best Album:  When I See The Cross (1997)

Here is a YouTube clip, published by geohiv, of Greater Vision performing one of Rodney’s greatest compositions; “Common Garments”.  Enjoy!

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