In March, the Old Paths would release their latest recording, Stay. One month later, they would announce that December 2015 would be the group’s final concert.
The Old Paths have risen in the ranks of Southern Gospel’s best artists the last several years with two big album releases and several chart topping singles. Even though the buzz surrounding Stay faded when the announcement of coming off the road sunk in, the album was still one of the best recordings released in 2015.
There was quite a discussion regarding the title track after one review of the recording surfaced. I don’t know, I guess intimacy offends some.
Personal favorites from this recording include: “How Great The Debt”, “Stay”, “What Did They Call Him”, “You Never Cease To Amaze Me”, “Out Of The Grave”, “Ordinary People” and “Oh What A Happy Morning”.
The Bowling Family had another successful year with the release of Moments Like These. The family went back to a trio vocal configuration and this was the first recording for Hope to be featured soprano vocalist on the entire recording.
The song selection was some of the best of the group’s career and the album sparked two songs to land among the ten best recorded this year. At #8 for 2015 is the Lyn Rowell/Tony Wood penned, “I Believe He’s Alive”.
Mike is featured on the song of triumph. I see a huge hit during the 2016 Easter season with this particular number.
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