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CD Review: Pure Love (Legacy Five)

CD Review: Pure Love (Legacy Five)

Pure Love is one of Legacy Five’s all-time most anticipated releases. The group recently saw a substantial vocal transition, with acclaimed songwriter Lee Black replacing outgoing tenor Josh Feemster and baritone Bryan Walker replacing founding member and twenty-year...

CD Review: Into His Presence (The Perrys)

The Perrys' upcoming April 8th StowTown release, Into His Presence, is one of the year's most highly-anticipated releases. This was a day that many in the Southern Gospel community feared would never come. Over the last fifteen months, during Tracy Stuffle's...

CD Review: Your Walk Talks (Mark Trammell Quartet)

There are no two ways about it: The Mark Trammell Quartet's brand-new release Your Walk Talks is a masterpiece. A great recording starts with great songs. Mark Trammell has proven he knows how to find good songs; it is not a coincidence that his years with the...

CD Review: Have You Heard? (Dixie Melody Boys)

Have You Heard? is perhaps the last thing you would expect from a group that has been on the road for fifty-one years—a breakout album. A breakout album redefines what we can expect from a group. When we refer to an album as a breakout album, it's usually for a group...

CD Review: Redeeming the Time (Kingdom Heirs)

Every generation of Southern Gospel quartets has a select few that leave a permanent mark on the genre by inspiring the next generation of singers to follow in their footsteps. Members of the Kingdom Heirs grew up listening to Gold City, the Kingsmen, and the...

CD Review: Lifetime (Mark Trammell Quartet)

Most of the time, when a Southern Gospel group records an album of hymns and classic songs, it is a low-budget project with simple arrangements, basic soundtracks, predictable song selection, and no unifying theme. Lifetime is a shining exception to the rule. Let's...

CD Review: Somebody’s Coming (Gold City)

It has been three years and four months since Gold City released their last mainline CD, Moment of Truth. In the last three years, they have had five tenors (Steve Ladd, Chris Cooper, Josh Cobb, Brent Mitchell, Dan Keeton), three lead singers (Bruce Taliaferro, Craig...

CD Review: The Waiting is Over (Tribute Quartet)

Tribute Quartet launched several years ago with Jacob Kitson singing the tenor part. Given the name he has made for himself since then, it is no small feat that Tribute has been steadily improving since their original lineup. Tenor Brian Alvey came aboard at about the...

CD Review: Across the Lands (Revelation)

Southern Gospel is distinguished as a genre by its vocals. Our vocal blends are rooted in four-part male quartet harmonies—the second highest voice taking the lead, with the highest and lowest voices redefining the boundaries of what a male voice can do. Male trios...

CD Review: Blue Skies (The Perrys)

Editor's note: After this review was completed and scheduled to automatically load, yesterday's news included the announcement of Troy Peach leaving the Perrys. While this review is of a pre-release of the CD, and the final release will include vocals by new baritone...

CD Mega Review: Declaration (Booth Brothers)

Song 1: A Higher Throne Daniel: A few hours before this CD arrived in my mailbox, I was pondering Lari Goss's iconic introduction to the Cathedrals classic "Champion of Love." It's an instantly recognizable riff—and not just because it is the melody of a line whose...

CD/DVD Review: Live at Dollywood (Kingdom Heirs)

It has been at least over three years, five CDs, and several #1 hits since the Kingdom Heirs last recorded a live concert video. One could say it was about time. The video opens with a behind-the-scenes montage of preparation for the film, with sound check, makeup,...