Song Hall Of Fame: “Plan Of Salvation”

Hall of Fame (350x202)It is time for me to honor another of Southern Gospel’s greatest compositions by placing it into the Southern Gospel song hall of fame.

Today’s inductee dates back to 1966, the earliest known recording of the song by Gary McSpadden.  The only other artist to record “Plan Of Salvation” during this era was the Galileans on their 1970 album, Today.

The song hit the Southern Gospel mainstream when the Cathedrals recorded it on their 1986 album, Master Builder.  It allowed George Younce to showcase his bass voice and the song has since been used by quartets for that very reason.

Ruby Moody penned “Plan Of Salvation”; this now Southern Gospel quartet classic.

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Best Radio Songs Of The 1980’s: #32

The countdown in determining Southern Gospel music’s best radio songs of the 1980’s rolls on today with the song ranked 32nd.

The Cathedrals were at the top of their game in the 1980’s, releasing hit recording after hit recording.  Along with those recordings came chart topping hits, that have now become Southern Gospel classics.

Sally Goodwin is the composer that gave us “Who Can Do Anything”.  George Younce brought the song to life and ranks 32nd among the best Southern Gospel radio songs of the 1980’s.

Best Southern Gospel Album Of The 1980’s: Travelin’ Live

I want to thank all my readers for participating in the search for Southern Gospel music’s best album of the 1980’s.  We started with 64 of the best albums released during the decade and narrowed it down to the Cathedrals (Travelin’ Live) and the Singing Americans (Live And Alive).

When the dust settled, Travelin’ Live was crowned the best Southern Gospel album of the 1980’s.  Here are the top 10 finishers based on total number of votes received during the entire competition.

  1. Travelin’ Live – Cathedrals (1986)
  2. Live And Alive – Singing Americans (1984)
  3. Movin’ Up – Gold City (1987)
  4. Something Special – Cathedrals (1982)
  5. Black And White – Singing Americans (1985)
  6. 10th Anniversary Live – Greenes (1989)
  7. Symphony Of Praise – Cathedrals (1987)
  8. God’s Little People Live – Perrys (1988)
  9. Thanks – Nelons (1987)
  10. Live In Atlanta – Cathedrals (1983)

VOTE: Best Southern Gospel Album Of The 1980’s: Championship

We have arrived to the championship round, in our search for  the best Southern Gospel album of the 1980’s.  It has come down to the Cathedrals (Travelin’ Live) and the Singing Americans (Live And Alive).

Each reader is allowed ONE VOTE PER DAY.  Polls will be open through Friday (04/20/18).

VOTE: Best Southern Gospel Album Of The 1980’s: Final Four

Today begins voting in the semifinals (final four) in our search for  the best Southern Gospel album of the 1980’s.  It has come down to the Cathedrals, Gold City and the Singing Americans.

Each reader is allowed ONE VOTE PER DAY.  Polls will be open through Thursday (04/12/18).

VOTE: Best Southern Gospel Album Of The 1980’s: Round 4

Today begins voting in round four of the March madness competition in search of the best Southern Gospel album of the 1980’s.

Each reader is allowed ONE VOTE PER DAY.  Polls will be open through Saturday (04/07/18).

VOTE: Best Southern Gospel Album Of The 1980’s: Round 3

Today begins voting in round three of the March madness competition in search of the best Southern Gospel album of the 1980’s.

Each reader is allowed ONE VOTE PER DAY.  Polls will be open through Friday (03/30/18).

VOTE: Best Southern Gospel Album Of The 1980’s: Round 2b

Today begins voting in round two of the March madness competition in search of the best Southern Gospel album of the 1980’s.

Each reader is allowed ONE VOTE PER DAY.  Polls will be open through Friday (03/23/18).  Be sure to look for (2) posts today to account for each bracket in round two.