The Old Paths have been making strides in Southern Gospel music over the last several years. 2013 was capped off for the Old Paths when they picked up favorite new quartet at the Singing News fan awards. 2013 also saw the release of a new album for the Old Paths.
These Truths made its way to Southern Gospel listeners in July 2013. The album is traditional Southern Gospel quartet music at its finest. The album had one of the best recorded songs of 2013 with “Long Live The King”.
Lead vocalist Tim Rackley does some of best vocal work on These Truths.
Personal favorites from this recording include: “Long Live The King”, “Love Them To Jesus”, “Isn’t That Why He Came”, “We Are Those Children”, “God Said I Love You” and “Enough And Then Some”.
A bit of a throw back to the 1990’s finds a home at #15 among the best recorded songs of 2013. Larry Petree was one of Southern Gospel’s top songwriters during this decade penning some major hits: “By Faith I Can Touch Him Now” (Perrys), “Children Of The Dust” (Freemans), “God Likes To Work” (Karen Peck & New River), “Lazarus Come Forth” (Bishops) and “Unlike Me Just Like Him” (Isaacs) to name a few.
In 2013, the Bowling Family decided to record a Larry Petree tune for their album, Safe After The Storm. “Victory’s Coming” is track #5 on this 2013 effort and features Mike Bowling on the lead.
The song starts with a bluegrass flair but ends as a Southern Gospel barn burner. It is one of the best up tempo Southern Gospel songs recorded all year.
Here is a YouTube clip (published by larrypetreelive) of the audio version directly from the album of the Bowling Family singing “Victory’s Coming”. Enjoy!