Best Of 2016: #10

l5It is time to unveil the ten best Southern Gospel albums and recorded songs of 2016.  Did your favorite make the cut?  Quartet lovers should be happy with the number of quartet recordings that made the top ten this year.

One such album is the recording ranked 10th among the best of 2016.  Legacy Five may have released their best post Roger Bennett era recording in 2016 with, In The Hands Of A Carpenter.  Anchored by the title track, which readers chose as best recorded song of 2016 in the 3rd annual Southern Gospel Views from the Back Row honors, is one huge reason it found a home in the top ten.

One other major strength was song selection.  This was also the first Legacy Five album to feature new tenor Josh Feemster.

The (5) Best Songs From The Album:  (1) “In The Hands Of A Carpenter”, (2) “I Trust The Cross”, (3) “Still”, (4) “Grace Will Find You” and (5) “Lost In God’s Grace”.

nelons-300x300Early on in the countdown for Southern Gospel’s best recorded song, there were two that were written over twenty years ago.  The top ten kicks off with a song written nearly thirty years ago.

The Nelons went the unconventional route and released two new albums this year.  Track #3 on the album, Stronger Together, ranks 10th among the best recorded Southern Gospel songs of 2016.

“Family Chain”, penned by Joe Isaacs, allowed Autumn to step front and center to show Southern Gospel listeners she is just as talented a vocalist as the rest in the family.

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