Best Radio Songs Of The 1980’s: #30

We’ve reached the song ranked 30th among the best Southern Gospel radio songs of the 1980’s; “Master Of The Wind”.

The Hemphills were at their prime in the 1980’s releasing hit record after hit record.  It started with Workin’ in 1980 and continued until their final album release Celebration (1989).

From the 1984 album, Together, “Master Of The Wind” became a top ten hit for the Hemphills in early 1985.  While not a huge chart hit at the time, the song would go on to become one of the group’s most memorable songs.

“Master Of The Wind” was another in a long list of songs in Joel Hemphill’s songwriting catalog.

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

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.

VOTE: Best Southern Gospel Album Of The 1980’s: Bracket 4; Round 1

Today begins voting in round one 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 for one week.  Be sure to look for (4) posts today to account for each bracket in round one.

VOTE: Best Southern Gospel Album Of The 1980’s: Bracket 3; Round 1

Today begins voting in round one 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 for one week.  Be sure to look for (4) posts today to account for each bracket in round one.

VOTE: Best Southern Gospel Album Of The 1980’s: Bracket 1; Round 1

Today begins voting in round one 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 for one week.  Be sure to look for (4) posts today to account for each bracket in round one.

The Southern Gospel Notebook: November 1989

Happy Thursday.  I can’t believe its November.  Sorry for my hit and miss postings.  Life is busy, busy, busy at the moment.

I thought I would at least change the music on the sidebar.  How about we go into my Southern Gospel notebook.  As a kid, into my teen years, I wrote down my twenty favorite songs every month.

I started this in July 1982 and continued until December 1994.  Today’s post is a notebook entry from November 1989.  Enjoy!

**Music is on the sidebar as a playlist**

The Southern Gospel Notebook: July 1984

Before I left for vacation, I posted about several notebooks I found while cleaning the garage.  As a kid, into my teen years, I wrote down my twenty favorite songs every month.

I started this in July 1982 and continued until December 1994.  The response was overwhelming to my first post and therefore it will continue.

Today’s post took my notebook entry from July 1984.  These were my twenty favorite songs.  Enjoy!

**Music is on the sidebar as a playlist**

Best Album Openers: “He’s Still Working On Me”

Lets start a new week by taking a look at another of Southern Gospel’s best album openers.

That opening song on an album sets the tone for the entire recording.  There are times when that opening song turns into a career record for an artist.

That is the case with this week’s best album opener.  “He’s Still Working On Me” comes from the Hemphills 1980 recording, Workin’.  Not only did the song spend a ton of time at #1 on the Southern Gospel radio singles chart, but it would go on to be the Hemphills biggest song with listeners.

As was the case with nearly every song the Hemphills recorded in their career, “He’s Still Working On Me” was penned by Joel Hemphill.