VOTE: Best Of 2016: Breakthrough (New)/DuoTrio

3rdannualHappy Wednesday.  Vocalist categories are still open.  Today we start the artist categories.  Who were the top breakthrough artist and best vocal duo/trio of 2016?  You get one vote per day.  Poll closes 11/30/16.  Click the link on each nominee to see an audio/video of the nominees.

Hot Or Not? – “After All This Time”

After the huge readership and participation in the hot or not poll yesterday for the Gaither Vocal Band’s “Let It Start In Me”, I thought I would offer another hot or not selection today.

The Talleys just released the second single from their latest album, After All This Time.  After garnering a top 5 hit with the first single, “The People In The Line”, the group (along with the record label) chose a nice mid to up-tempo song for the second single.

It happens to be the title track, “After All This Time”.  The song was penned by Lee Black, Kenna West and Tony Wood.  Hot or not?  You decide.

*Video Credit (The Talleys – Topic)

The Fab Five – April 2016

Time to kick off another month and another weekend.  I hope the fools didn’t get a chance to fool you today.  Let’s look at the five most played Southern Gospel radio songs in my musical playlists over the preceding month.  Enjoy!

GVB

*Video Credit (Gaither Vocal Band – Topic)

Nelons

Just Can’t Make It By Myself

FTS

*Video Credit (Forget The Sea – Topic)

Taylors

*Video Credit (The Taylors – Topic)

Talleys

*Video Credit (The Talleys – Topic)

VOTING: Southern Gospel March Madness – Round 2b

Round two voting continues for the 2016 Southern Gospel music March madness competition.  Here are the rules to voting.

  • All readers of the blog can vote.
  • I have set it up to where each person is allowed one vote per day.
  • This poll will close on Tuesday (03/29/16).

VOTING: Southern Gospel March Madness – Round 1b

The voting rounds have now begun for the 2016 Southern Gospel music March madness competition.  Let’s make this fun.  Here are the rules to voting.

  • All readers of the blog can vote.
  • I have set it up to where each person is allowed one vote per day.
  • This poll will close on Tuesday (03/22/16).

Best Of 2015 – #19

Talleys #19The annual countdown continues today with the album and song ranked 19th.  The Talleys have been providing audiences progressive Southern Gospel music for over 30 years.  Next week, their newest album, After All This Time, will hit retailers.

The Talleys bounced back after the mediocre release, The Test Of Time in 2014.  After All This Time gives listeners the obligatory Debra feature, while Lauren continues her winning streak of picking the right song.

The Talleys went back to their 1984 debut Canaan Records album, Wherever I Am, to re-record the hit single, “Naaman”.  After All This Time has enough memorable moments to find a home at #19 among the best albums of 2015.

Personal favorites from this recording include:  “There Is Coming A Day”, “My Hope Is In The Lord”, “After All This Time”, “Naaman”, “This Thing Called Grace”, “Somebody’s Story” and “Jesus’ Blood Is Enough”.

Parrack #19There were several breakthrough (new) artists to find a home in the annual top 20 list.  Yesterday, the Jordan Family Band landed a song at #20.  Today, another new artist, Jay Parrack and Vocal Event land at #19 among the best recorded songs of 2015.

There were several songs from the group’s album, Sometimes He Whispers, that could have easily found a home in the top 20.  The song that stood out among them all and staked a claim to #19 for the year is the Michael Card penned tune, “I Have Decided”.

It is not very often that up-tempo songs stand out among a sea of 396 songs and this year’s best recorded songs only have a couple of stand out up-tempo numbers.

*Video Credit (Various Artists – Topic)