The Gaither Vocal Band’s newest album, Sometimes It Takes A Mountain, didn’t get the greatest of reviews when it was released. While I agreed with some of those sentiments, when stacked up against the rest of what Southern Gospel had to offer in 2014, it is still one of the ten best albums released this year.
This is the first Vocal Band album with newest members Adam Crabb and Todd Suttles. This fourteen song collection is filled with mainly covers and several newer songs. The album also offered a new dynamic for listeners as Bill took a back seat in the vocal department and allowed Todd to pick up the bass singing on the recording.
Personal favorites from this recording include: “You Brought Us Out”; “We Are Coming Home At Last”; “Jesus Gave Me Water”; “Let It Start In Me”; “Sometimes It Takes A Mountain”; “Written In Red”; “Happy Rhythm” and “The Night Before Easter”.
We have already seen Wayne Haun and Joel Lindsey among the songwriters for the recorded songs that have made the countdown. This is the first song on the countdown that they collaborated on. This songwriting duo have penned many a hit song through the years and “I Can Trust Him” was no exception.
This seemed to be the testimony of Libbi and the group in 2014 and you could hear that conveyed every time Libbi performed the song.
Here is a YouTube clip (published by Nick Newman) of the powerful NQC performance of the Perrys (Libbi) singing the song ranked 9th among the best of 2014; “I Can Trust Him”. Enjoy!