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)
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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 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 2; 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.

Best Recorded Songs Of 2017

Now that we’ve wrapped up the annual countdown of Southern Gospel’s best albums, I will now list what I consider to be the 20 best recorded songs in Southern Gospel music for 2017.

What did you consider the top recorded songs of the year?

  1. Here He Comes” – Chris Cohn, Joseph Habedank, Tony Wood; recorded by Joseph Habedank (Resurrection)
  2. “It Was Finished On The Cross” – Kristie Braselton, Regi Stone; recorded by Sisters (Simply)
  3. Dying To Be With You” – Nick Akin; recorded by Akins (Eyes On The Road)
  4. I Will Pray” – Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey; recorded by the Perrys (Testament)
  5. Victory Is Mine” – Lee Black, Gerald Crabb, Karen Peck Gooch; recorded by Karen Peck and New River (Hope For All Nations)
  6. “Power In Prayer” – Amber Eppinette, Don Poythress, Donnie Skaggs, Kenna West; recorded by 11th Hour (Silence The Stones)
  7. “He Heals” – Jennifer Layne, Don Poythress; recorded by the Booth Brothers (Between Here And Heaven)
  8. “It Still Takes The Blood” – Gerald Crabb; recorded by the Freemans (Tower Of Song)
  9. “He Saw Me” – Phil Cross, Tony Jarman; recorded by Master’s Voice (Walk Worthy)
  10. “Telling The Story” – Kyla Rowland, Jessica Thomas; recorded by the Kingdom Heirs (The Last Big Thing)
  11. “At The Name Of Jesus” – Pamela Hall; recorded by Mercy’s Well (Questions & Answers)
  12. Thankful, So Thankful” – Lee Black, Scott Inman; recorded by Triumphant (Thankful)
  13. “Long Live The King” – Joseph Habedank, Krissy Nordhoff, Tony Wood; recorded by Joseph Habedank (Resurrection)
  14. “Rolled Back Stone” – Lee Black, Dianne Wilkinson; recorded by Greater Vision (Still)
  15. Chain Breaker” – Mia Fieldes, Jonathan Smith, Zach Williams; recorded by Triumphant (Thankful)
  16. “Don’t Underestimate God’s Grace” – Sandy Knight; recorded by the Kingsmen (They Don’t Know)
  17. “Grace Divine” – Lee Black, Gina Boe; recorded by the Booth Brothers (Between Here And Heaven)
  18. “Never Made A Promise” – Lee Black, Sue C Smith, Kenna West; recorded by the Kingdom Heirs (Something Good)
  19. “God Doesn’t Care” – Chris Allman; recorded by Greater Vision (Still)
  20. Another World” – Jeffrey Bumgardner, Wayne Haun, Lindsay Reith; recorded by Southern Raised (Another World)

Best Of 2017: #1/#2

REASON FOR RANKING:  I don’t believe anyone has had a bigger year than Joseph Habedank.  Anchored by “Here He Comes” and some of the best songwriting of his career; Resurrection by Joseph Habedank is the top album released in Southern Gospel music in 2017.

FIVE BEST SONGS FROM THE ALBUM:  (1) “Here He Comes”; (2) “Long Live The King”; (3) “Jailbreak”; (4) “Dead Things”; (5) “Devil Can’t Dance”.

REASON FOR RANKING:  From Joseph Habedank to the group that gave him his start, the Perrys.  Testament continues to prove why Libbi Stuffle is one of the greatest female vocalists to grace a Southern Gospel stage.

FIVE BEST SONGS FROM THE ALBUM:  (1) “I Will Pray”; (2) “My Hope Is In The Blood”; (3) “Find Me Faithful”; (4) “Moses And Elijah”; (5) “The Harder The Battle, The Sweeter The Victory”.