Lets continue the countdown of Southern Gospel’s best radio songs of the 1980’s with the song ranked 7th.
The Hemphills were at their peak in the early 1980’s garnering (4) #1 songs from the years 1980 to 1984. Joel Hemphill was already recognized as one of Southern Gospel’s greatest songwriters by this point.
The biggest song of the group’s career came from the 1980 album, Workin’. By December 1980, “He’s Still Working On Me” claimed the top spot on the Southern Gospel radio singles chart. It would go on to spend eight months at #1.
Penned by Joel, “He’s Still Working On Me” is still sung in many children’s Sunday school classes every Sunday morning.
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.