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.
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.