One of the biggest surprises of 2014 is the album ranked 6th among the best of 2014; Master’s Voice, Rescued From Religion. In the review of this album, I mentioned how I loved the title of this recording. ‘Religion’ has muddied true Christianity for way too long, but I digress (tis the season of cheer!).
Master’s Voice proved with this recording that Southern Gospel listeners need to start paying attention because they are more than just a regional artist from Oklahoma. Ricky Capps, Justin Morphis and Joey Johnson should be extremely proud of what they gave Southern Gospel listeners, an album that ranks 6th among all the albums released this year.
Personal favorites from this recording include: “The Saving Kind”; “Holy All Over Again”; “Ship Was Made To Sail”; “He Loved Me Anyway”; “It’s Still Through The Blood”; “Safe In The Grip Of His Grace”; “Nothing Greater Than Grace” and “Ordinary Sunday”.
What can be said of Brian Free and Assurance that hasn’t already been mentioned. They have had another great year in 2014, with a large part of that success due to the song ranked 6th among the best recorded songs in Southern Gospel music this year.
“Say Amen” garnered three wins for the group at the 1st annual Southern Gospel Views from the Back Row honors, including best recorded song, best concept video and best songwriting collab. Jason Cox, Michael Farren and Kenna West may have penned one of the biggest songwriting collaborations of the last decade in Gospel music.
Here is a YouTube clip (published by BFAVideoBlog) of the award-winning concept video of “Say Amen”. Enjoy!