In 1999, Christian rock band MercyMe recorded “I Can Only Imagine” for their self-released album The Worship Project. Three years later, the band released the song as the second single off their major-label debut album, Almost There.  It became a ...

One of the most meaningful songs ever recorded by George Jones was the classic song “If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again.” Admittedly, he also considered the tune as one of his favorites. However, he was not the one ...

Elvis Presley absolutely shook the world with his irresistible brand of rock ‘n’ roll, but he also brought the world to church with his stunning, poignant gospel music – like this very popular Southern gospel song, “Farther Along.” Elvis Presley’s ...

“He’s My Rock, My Sword, My Shield” by Randy Travis is a must-listen for anyone who enjoys the singer’s traditional country sound that blended so well with heavenly gospel music. He released the song in 2003 as part of his ...

Alan Jackson’s “The Angels Cried” with American bluegrass country singer Alison Krauss is considered one of the underrated Alan Jackson songs. He released the song in 1993 as part of his country Christmas album titled Honky Tonk Christmas under Arista Nashville. The ...

When Alabama touring group Gold City released “Midnight Cry” in 1999 – with Southern Gospel singer Ivan Parker singing the solo part – it instantly began to sweep the Christian music world. Since then, it has been recorded hundreds of ...

Brooks & Dunn’s “Believe” is an emotional acoustic ballad worth listening to.  While the duo may primarily be known for more upbeat tracks such as “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” and “Only in America,” Brooks & Dunn recorded songs with all sorts ...

Loretta Lynn’s “How Great Thou Art” is honestly one of the most timeless and mesmerizing renditions of the song that will take you to gospel music heaven. And despite not being released as a single, her cover garnered attention and ...

When country star Faith Hill and talk show host Oprah Winfrey met for the very first time, the two award-winning ladies found out they had plenty more in common than both being Mississippi girls. While Hill rehearsed the night before ...

Alan Jackson has always been open about his religious beliefs, and he doesn’t hold back from singing about them. So, the country music icon decided to bring together his passion for music and his love for his faith into one ...

When Home Free created their album Timeless in 2017, they were especially scrupulous in picking songs they felt conveyed more depth – and John Mayer’s “In the Blood” is just among their top choices. The song is Mayer’s first release ...

In 2003, Josh Groban recorded “You Raise Me Up” – which easily became a hit! His version reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, where it stayed for six remarkable weeks. It also became Groban’s first single to enter ...

In 2016, the world mourned the death of country star Joey Feek after her brave battle with cervical cancer. But it was actually Rory who lost so much more – he lost a friend, a lover, a mother to their ...

Growing up in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, Dolly Parton was the eldest among twelve children. While she admits her family was next to nothing, she had her dreams and such undeniable talent. Taking the lessons she learned in the ...

Alan Jackson has always been a dedicated Christian. He’s always proud of it and never hesitates from singing about his faith. So, in 2006, the country icon finally decided to combine his Christian devotion with his love of music to ...

In the Spring of 2019, Naomi Bristow’s Easter version of “Hallelujah” took Facebook by storm, reaching fourteen million views. Bristow, a young cowgirl hailing from a small farm in Ontario, delivers a beautiful rendition of the song, which describes the ...

It’s amazing how country gospel songs can affect anyone who hears them – country fan or not. They work wonders in touching those feelings of hope that we need to be reminded of in moments of failure and change – ...

In 2000, Alison Krauss’ “I’ll Fly Away” featuring singer-songwriter Gillian Welch was included in the soundtrack album of O Brother, Where Art Thou? – a crime comedy-drama film that stars George Clooney, John Turturro, among others. Although it wasn’t the ...

Amy Grant’s generous gesture to return “I Can Only Imagine” to Bart Millard and his Christian rock band MercyMe definitely took their career into an unexpected turn. The song written by Millard himself for his father after he died from ...

When Don Williams’ “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” was released in 1981 as the third single off his album, Especially for You, he brought the everyday prayers of millions to life.  The song then became another country hit ...

You don’t have to be religious to be influenced by the power of old timeless gospel hymns classics. They never fail to carry you through rugged valleys and take you to spiritual mountaintop experiences every time you listen to them. ...

Formerly a member of his church choir as a kid, Alan Jackson gospel songs were no longer a surprise. The country music superstar is no stranger to various gospel praises and hymns. He grew up frequently listening to such songs.  ...

We all know that death is inevitable, but if someone dies, will the cycle live on? Will the circle be unbroken?  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will the Circle be Unbroken” was originally written by Ada R as a gospel song. ...

Isn’t it heart-warming to see and hear several country musicians gathered on stage to sing glories to God?  When Kris Kristofferson turned 80, the country music industry played host to an all-star tribute in Nashville, Tennessee.  His influence on the ...

In 2018, Josh Turner’s children stepped onto the limelight, taking their spot on stage with a Gospel performance live at the Gaither Studio. With Josh Turner’s wife Jennifer on the piano, their four sons – Hampton (then age 12), Colby (then age nine), Marion ...

Josh Turner’s “Me and God” opens with a solemn instrumental then a powerful first line that showcases his profound faith in God. The lyrics go, “There ain’t nothing that can’t be done / By me and God / Ain’t nobody come ...

Josh Turner’s “I Serve a Savior” was the title track of his seventh studio album of the same name and his first-ever gospel album released last 2018. This was also one of the two original tracks in the 12-track album, ...

The seven-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood performs on NBC’s TODAY popular gospel songs, including the hymn “Just As I Am.” Her angelic voice and the flawless acoustic guitar and piano combination are enough to draw your soul into the stunning ...

You can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit just by listening to Carrie Underwood’s performance of the hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” at the virtual concert My Savior: Live From The Ryman. She sang it with the gospel music queen ...

Country star Carrie Underwood has collaborated with well-known singers, and one of them is NEEDTOBREATHE lead singer Bear Rinehart. Underwood revealed that she was a fan of him and his band. “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus” Collaboration The 38th ...

Perfect – that’s one of the words we can use to describe Carrie Underwood singing “How Great Thou Art” during her virtual live concert “My Savior: Live From The Ryman.” It was an exquisite performance yet unsurprising as the gorgeous ...

You can feel the strong faith of Carrie Underwood during her performance of her song from her 2021 My Savior album. It’s actually the country superstar’s first gospel album; that’s why her performance at the 56th ACM Awards was highly notable. Carrie ...

Over the past decade, Aaron Shust songs have made him one of the most reputable singers in Christian music. Combined with his considerable depth and passion, he was named the Songwriter of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards of ...

Through the years, Aaron Shust has been famous for being one of the most compelling songwriters and singers in Christian music. His considerable depth and passion definitely did not go unnoticed. To date, Shust continues growing into one of the ...

In 2006, contemporary Christian singer Aaron Shust released “My Savior My God” as the third single from his debut studio album Anything Worth Saying. Immediately, the song became Shust’s first No. 1 hit on the Christian radio – securing that ...

Alan Jackson’s “Are You Washed In The Blood?” is a breathtaking rendition of the Christian hymn, and every time he performs it, the audience would rise to their feet in the name of the Lord! The heavenly medley was written ...

A song that can lift your spirits and pierces through your heart, that’s what Alan Jackson’s song “How Great Thou Art” can do to you. His breathtaking performance clearly shows his deeply rooted faith in God and can influence the ...

Inspired by the 1924 “The Prisoner’s Song,” Alan Jackson’s “I’ll Fly Away” rendition is a catchy yet meaningful gospel song of the modern era. The hymn composed in the early 1920s aims to elevate the wisdom, spirit, and peace among ...

Relief in times of grief is what Alan Jackson’s “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms” promises. The country music star’s soulful rendition will bring tears to your eyes as it comforts your heart. He included this hymn on his 2006 Precious Memories album. ...

Not everyone knows this, but Alan Jackson’s “The Old Rugged Cross” is not the country singer’s original song. Nevertheless, the hymn is a fan-favorite among Alan Jackson’s gospel songs. His version was released as part of his 2006 “Precious Memories” ...

Did you know Alan Jackson’s “Precious Memories” album wasn’t intended to be publicly released? The country music star recorded the album for his family and friends, so he only made 100 CDs as Christmas gifts.  His wife and two of ...

Randy Travis’ “Amazing Grace” is a Christian hymn that has been around since 1779. Several centuries have passed and it’s still extremely popular, especially in the United States, where it is being used for religious purposes as well as for ...

If you’re looking for a Christian song, you should try listening to ‘When God Paints’ by Alan Jackson. It’s no doubt the man who loves to blend traditional with mainstream country sounds is big on religion. He has released two ...

A tribute to her late husband, Kathie Lee Gifford’s “He Saw Jesus” peaked at No. 1 on the Christian Digital Songs Sales Chart. The song reflects Gifford’s undying love for Frank Gifford, her late husband, and her unwavering faith in ...

You will surely find hope and comfort in Alan Jackson‘s “In The Garden.”  The country superstar has always been very open about his Christian faith. So, it was no longer a surprise when he released his first gospel album, Precious ...

Alan Jackson‘s “Monday Morning Church” is said to be one of the saddest country songs of all time, ranking No. 39 on Rolling Stone’s list. Billboard magazine’s Deborah Evans Price also called it “one of the most potent ballads in ...

Country Music Hall of Famer Ferlin Husky was best known for his third and final country No. 1 hit “Wings of a Dove.” He recorded the country gospel in 1960, and it went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot ...

“Peace in the Valley” became a hit for Red Foley in 1951. Backed by the Sunshine Boys quartet, Foley’s version reached No. 7 on the Country & Western Best Seller chart. It also became the first gospel music record ever ...

Dolly Parton‘s rendition of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” is absolutely among the best you’ll ever hear.  The country superstar recorded this Christmas carol for her second Christmas album, Home for Christmas, which she released in 1990. The album ...

In 2000, John Montgomery had his last No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with “The Little Girl.” It held the top position for three weeks and also managed to climb to the No. 35 ...

In 2006, Randy Travis delivered one of the most divine renditions of the popular Christmas carol, “Silent Night.” The country singer showed the world how he never holds back as far as honoring the annual celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth ...

The traditional gospel song “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” has been performed and recorded by many artists. In fact, it is one of the most frequently played numbers in the hymn and dirge section of traditional New Orleans jazz ...

We’ve come across so many gospel songs on the subject of heaven, and they never fail to rouse our spirits – one of these is “In My Father’s House.” It was originally recorded in 1954 by the American southern gospel ...

Classic hymns speak theological truths in a memorable and unique way, and “Jesus Paid it All” is one of such beloved hymns. Written by Elvina M. Hall in 1865, “Jesus Paid it All” has been sung by Christians for 150 ...

In 2014, Kenny Chesney released “The Big Revival,” the first cut off his 2014 album of the same name. Despite it being lyrically not easy to translate as some of the others, the song managed to set the tone for ...

Three decades ago, Garth Brooks soared to the top of the charts with his hit “Unanswered Prayers.”  The song was released as a second single from his multi-platinum-selling album No Fences. It turned out to be one of Brooks’ most ...

Carrie Underwood gave us a glimpse into her deep-rooted faith in her song “Temporary Home.” It was released in 2009 as the second single from her studio album, Play On. Though it only managed to peaked at No. 41 in ...

Carrie Underwood has never shied away from the public when it comes to expressing her deep Christian faith. Her song “Something in the Water” is one way to prove this. Released in 2014 as the lead single of Underwood’s compilation ...

“But for the Grace of God” has definitely put Keith Urban on the map as a major artist in the country music industry. Released in 2000 as the third single from Urban’s self-titled American debut album, the song became the ...

Flashback to twenty-five years ago, country music legend Willie Nelson touched the hearts of many fans with his performance of “Amazing Grace” during Farm Aid’s 10th Anniversary. The benefit concert was held at Louisville, Kentucky, and it drew 47,000 supporters ...