- Album – Something Worth Saving
- Artist – McKameys
- Label – Horizon Records
- Style – Traditional, Appalachian
- Release Date – 06/10/16
- Available For Digital Download? – Yes (Apple Music)
The McKameys have become a steadfast institution in Southern Gospel music. Their Appalachian style and presentation has endeared Southern Gospel audiences now for over 50 years.
The group makes it an effort to get a new album out to McKamey fans every year. 2016 finds their newest effort, Something Worth Saving.
That steadfast style/presentation has not changed during the group’s career and listeners will get exactly that on Something Worth Saving.
- Connie picks up where she left off on the group’s last effort, What If by providing listeners the best moments on Something Worth Saving.
- That starts with the Leigh Parsons Sexton tune, “Bring You Glory”. The musical accompaniment (opening piano score) is different from the majority of McKamey songs. Connie conveys the song perfectly.
- She is also featured on the Rebecca Peck/Dianne Wilkinson collab; “Days Gone By”. This is traditional Southern Gospel at its best. This would make a strong choice for Southern Gospel radio.
- The first single from the recording features Sheryl, who also penned, “That’s Why There’s A Cross”. The message of the cross and the blood will never get old with Southern Gospel listening audiences. This song, another reminder of His ultimate sacrifice.
- Peg takes the lead on the up-tempo, “I’ve Been In The Book”. This toe tapper can also be credited to Peck/Wilkinson. These two have been working together a lot lately to craft some stellar songs for Southern Gospel artists.
- Roger Fortner has found a home on McKamey albums recently. His contribution to Something Worth Saving is the Rodney Birch penned, “A Few Things”. This acoustical bluegrass flavored tune is worth a listen.
- I also enjoyed the album’s closing number, “Come To My Rescue”. A Southern Gospel song of praise
- Strongest songs included in order: “Bring You Glory”, “That’s Why There’s A Cross”, “Days Gone By”, “Come To My Rescue”, “I’ve Been In The Book” and “A Few Things”.
- If you weren’t a fan of the McKameys music prior to Something Worth Saving, this album is not going to change that.
- I could have used at least two more up-tempo numbers to offset all of the slower to mid-tempo songs.
- Weakest songs included in order: “Back To Bethel” and “I Believe”.
The McKameys long and storied recording career continues with Something Worth Saving. The McKameys are at a point in their career where they provide their fan base exactly what they’ve come to expect. If the group happens to pick up some new listeners as a result, then they are all the better for it.
SONG/Featured Vocalist – Songwriter: 1. “Christ Is Able”/Ensemble; Sheryl – Mike Harland, Tommy Walker 2. “I’ve Been In The Book“/Peg – Rebecca Peck, Dianne Wilkinson 3. “Bring You Glory”/Connie – Leigh Parsons Sexton 4. “I Believe”/Eli – Sheryl Farris 5. “That’s Why There’s A Cross”/Sheryl – Sheryl Farris 6. “A Few Things”/Roger – Rodney Birch 7. “Back To Bethel”/Peg – Larry Whitehead 8. “Days Gone By“/Connie – Rebecca Peck, Dianne Wilkinson 9. “Something Worth Saving”/Ruben – Larry Whitehead 10. “Come To My Rescue”/Sheryl – Sheryl Farris
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