The Old Paths are rising in the ranks of Southern Gospel’s biggest quartets. They are nominated in 2013 for favorite new quartet at the Singing News fan Awards. The Old Paths just released their newest Sonlite Records album; These Truths.
After having two #1 singles from their previous effort, Right Now, the Old Paths are on track to follow that up with the new songs found on These Truths.
Song list: (1) “We Are Those Children” – Jeff Gibson (2) “Isn’t That Why He Came” – Karen Gillespie, Rachel McCutcheon (3) “Enough And Then Some” – Christie Capps (4) “We Hold These Truths” – Steve Marshall, Phil Mehrens (5) “Love Them To Jesus” – Rodney Birch (6) “If It Were Not For Grace” – Robin Clayton (7) “I’m Just Passing Through” – Chris Binion, John Darin Rowsey, Steve Marshall (8) “God Said I Love You” – Craig Edwards (9) “God’s Gonna Do The Same” – Ronny Hinson (10) “Long Live The King” – Chris Binion, Dianne Wilkinson
- “Enough and Then Some” – For those who love bass singing, this happy little song has it all – the bass singing the melody on the verses and big, deep low notes on the chorus. Young bass Daniel Ashmore is so good!
- “Isn’t That Why He Came” Jeremy Peace is featured with his pure tenor voice. This would be a great song in a Christmas musical but it’s a wonderful song for any season as well. On the absolutely beautiful scale, I’d give it a 10! And “God Said I Love You” was another gorgeous tenor feature on a song that deserves a 10!
- While I really liked “Love Them to Jesus” with its great lyrics bumped up by its strong melody and beat, I would like to see “God’s Gonna Do the Same” or “Enough and Then Some” as the first single from the project.
- As more people hear Tim Rackley, they’ll start realizing that he’s one of the very best lead singers out there! Whether it’s a fast song like “I’m Just Passing Through” or the stunning ballad “Long Live the King,” you can always expect a top-notch delivery!!
- The Old Paths have found a winning combination with songwriter Rodney Birch. Their two previous #1 hits (“Battle Stand” and “God’s Great”) were both penned by Birch. The group has another #1 Rodney Birch song on These Truths. “Love Them To Jesus” needs to be a radio single from this album.
- The Old Paths record a Kingdom Heirs style Dianne Wilkinson ballad with “Long Live The King”. Co-written by Chris Binion, “Long Live The King” has second choice for radio single possibilities. Lead singer, Tim Rackley, is featured on both songs.
- Tenor Jeremy Peace has two strong ballad features with “Isn’t That Why He Came” and “God Said I Love You”. I am surprised Jeremy is not mentioned among today’s best tenor singers. He can convey a message with a song like “Isn’t That Why He Came” or lift the roof off singing an ending to “Love Lifted Me”.
- I am so pleased the Old Paths are honoring the legacy of Heaven Bound. They recorded “I Know My God Can Do It” on Right Now and they decide to kick off These Truths with another Heaven Bound classic, “We Are Those Children”. May I recommend “I Feel His Promise” for the next album.
- Bass singer, Daniel Ashmore is given the chance to cover a Hinson classic; “God’s Gonna Do The Same For You And Me”. While it doesn’t have as much punch as the Hinson original, it is still worth a listen.
- No dislikes from me! While it does seem that baritone Doug Roark is usually featured on slower songs, I’d love to hear something peppier from him.
- The only song I found myself skipping over on the first listen was “We Hold These Truths”. The message contained in the song is worth a listen. It might have been the delivery of the song that caused me to skip over it at first listen.
- YES – After Right Now, I was expecting a terrific album and I wasn’t disappointed! This album has lots of great upbeat songs with a smattering of slow ones and one knockout ballad!
- YES – The Old Paths continue to release an album a little better than the previous. These Truths is the best Old Paths recording to date.