Country star Alan Jackson has always been proud of his faith. He is a devoted Christian with a religious influence established early on, as a member of his church choir as a child. As such, it was no surprise when ...

American country and gospel singer-songwriter Randy Travis released “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” from his 17th studio album Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship, and Praise in 2005. The album contained 19 covers of gospel songs and peaked at the #28 spot on ...

What happens when a highly talented Christian artist like Zach Williams collaborates with the iconic and award-winning country artist Dolly Parton? Well, it’s a beautiful rendition of a touching gospel song. So, let’s look closer at the famous Zach Williams ...

In 2009, Rhonda Vincent took music to the next level while keeping her profound bluegrass roots with the release of her album Destination Life. The record consists of a heavenly lineup of brand-new, original, and traditional bluegrass tracks – which includes ...

Johnny Cash struggled with his journey toward God. Before turning to Christ and bringing us all the Johnny Cash gospel songs we enjoy these days, the singer had to battle the evils of his addictions and even tried taking his ...

Even though Tammy Wynette made her name in the genre as the First Lady of Country Music for her renowned hits about the whims of young love and the sadness of heartbreak, she also lent her voice to some of the most ...

“His Eye Is on the Sparrow” by Dottie West is a gospel song originally written by Civilla D. Martin and Charles H. Gabriel. There were several interpretations of the song, including Mahalia Jackson’s version, which garnered a Grammy Hall of ...

The song “Great Is Your Faithfulness” by Josh Turner is actually inspired by the bible verse which says, “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases…they are new every morning…” The positive message of this Bible passage does not seem ...

Many of us might wonder what heaven might look like after we pass away. So in the song “Outskirts of Heaven” by Craig Campbell, he shared with us his perfect vision of what paradise might look like in the afterlife. ...

In June 1971, Hoyt Axton released his rendition of “Old Time Religion” in his album named Joy to the World. Hoyt Axton established his name in the early 1960s as a folk singer and songwriter with his unique style and good-sounding ...

Music is art, and In The Shelter of His Arms by the Oak Ridge Boys elicits praises to the Lord, just like many of their gospel songs. They did this even before they got the spotlight and received several awards, such as ...

A place where there are no sad farewells nor tear-stained eyes, only peace and joy and love – that is where the soul never dies. It’s such a comforting feeling to know that beyond the life that we are living, ...

Rhonda Vincent’s song “When The Angels Sing,” tells us a story of how the angels above sing with every blessing that the Lord gives us. The award-winning bluegrass singer released the song in 2001 under the album The Storm Still Rages, ...

Country and Nashville sound singer, Jim Reeves, who was also known to have popularized many gospel songs, released “Oh, Gentle Shepherd” in 1962 under his album We Thank Thee. The beautiful song was written by Cindy Walker, and it’s a great ...

We probably all have listened to a certain song to cheer us up when we’re down; this is exactly what listening to “Oh, What a Savior” feels like. The song, originally written and performed by Marvin Dalton in 1948, relays ...

Many known country musicians have sung their versions of “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You” by Meredith Willson, including Nashville sound innovator, Eddy Arnold. One of the many ethereal Eddy Arnold songs, the lyrics of the song is ...

The gospel song “Uncloudy Day” provides relief and assurance of a place where sorrow is never going to exist. This place seems to be somewhere beyond our planet. And, it is only when we see God that we will be ...

“You Don’t Love God If You Don’t Love Your Neighbor” by Rhonda Vincent and Bill Gaither is a wake-up call to all Christians whipped in an upbeat tune that will surely encourage you to get up from your seat and ...

Even if there is a lot about this mighty home that is being prepared for us that we do not yet know, what God has revealed to us in the Bible ought to arouse a sense of eagerness and longing. ...

Hank Williams allegedly wrote “I Saw the Light” while driving home from a dance in Fort Deposit, Alabama. The initial version was created on January 26, 1947. The release of “I Saw the Light” wasn’t until September 1948. For RCA ...

Country music legend, Dolly Parton, teamed up with modern country star Brad Paisley to unite the battling sides of the genre in “When I Get Where I’m Going.” The song appeared on Paisley’s album Time Well Wasted in 2005 and ...

In 1968, Loretta Lynn continued to be a force to be reckoned with in country music – never afraid to tackle controversial subjects, whether it’s about motherhood, cheating husbands, or death.  She proved that in her eleventh studio album, Who Says ...

“Three Nails and a Cross” is included in George Strait’s twenty-seventh album, Here for a Good Time, which was released on the 6th of September 2011. It was co-written by Bobby Boyd, Dillon, George Strait, and Strait’s son Bubba. During ...

We can always find comfort in God. His undying love and care for us will help us face every day of our life. Therefore, we should not let anything get in our way. No matter how small a problem is ...

Being a reinvented Christian gospel singer was not easy for Randy Travis, but “When Mama Prayed” showed how much he had grown. From a country singer with a quivering voice and shaking hands, he became a Gospel-empowered man. For four ...

In 2002, Johnny Cash released “The Man Comes Around” as the title track off the album American IV: The Man Comes Around – the last record released during his lifetime. The country legend wrote the song several years prior to ...

While Faith Hill has not released a full gospel project yet, she did channel her faithful genre on her Breathe album. Hill is no stranger to devoting herself to her craft the way gospel music sounds. She has an emotional voice ...

If you’re having a bad day, then tune in to Mark Lowry’s “The Old Sanctuary” comedy act. We guarantee you that in just under five minutes, you will feel the weight of your worries will shift and lighten. You will ...

In 1982, “He Is Beautiful To Me” appeared on Crystal Gayle’s album True Love – which ranked No. 14 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and was her first studio album after moving from Columbia to Elektra Records. Three of Crystal Gayle songs ...

This father and daughter duet cover of “Will the Circle be Unbroken” will surely make your eyes water a little. The video was first posted on Facebook and it was, unfortunately, the last duet between them. The song is an ...

Josh Turner has a strong affiliation with gospel music. In this performance, he is joined by country icon Sonya Isaacs, and they performed a wonderful version of this Hank Williams classic. The classic song “I Saw the Light” has been ...

In 1960, three-time Oscar winner and country musician Walter Brennan released “Suppertime” as the last track of his first album Dutchman’s Gold.  Though it did not chart like his most popular hit, “Old Rivers,” “Suppertime” is still a tear-jerker to ...

How does it make you feel when the Lord calls upon each one of us, and you found out that some of the people you love were not mentioned? Does it bother you that some names may not be called ...

In 1971, Dolly Parton recorded “Wings of a Dove,” written in 1958 by one of the finest songwriters and music producers, Bob Ferguson.  The gospel song was based on the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark, where Noah sent out a ...

In 1994, Alison Krauss teamed up with the bluegrass band The Cox Family for a collection of gospel songs called I Know Who Holds Tomorrow. The record touched so many hearts that it won Grammy Awards for Best Southern, Country, ...

While Dolly Parton may be a country artist at heart, she has actually dipped her toe into the rock genre. In 2002, she surprised her fans when she closed her album, Halos & Horns, with an incredible cover of Led ...

In 1973, Kris Kristofferson earned his lone major country hit as a solo recording artist when “Why Me Lord” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart while peaking at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. It ...

In 1962, Jim Reeves released a gospel album called “We Thank Thee.” The record contains twelve tracks that are a combination of gospel favorites and original Jim Reeves songs. This includes “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” “I’d Rather Have Jesus,” ...

In 1974, George Jones recorded a version of “Why Me Lord” for his fifth collection of spiritual music, In a Gospel Way. Jones’ love for gospel songs dated back to his childhood when he learned his first chords and songs ...

Ever since “How Great Thou Art” was published in 1949, it quickly became a worldwide sensation. Countless artists have covered the popular hymn throughout the century – this includes The Statler Brothers. In 1969, the country music group included “How ...

In 2006, Alan Jackson graced the gospel music scene when he released his first gospel record. Billed as Precious Memories, the album contained recordings of some of Jackson’s favorite hymns – including “Blessed Assurance,” which has been around for centuries. ...

In 2016, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson teamed up for the first time in three decades with “Lay Me Down.” The song comes off Lynn’s album, Full Circle, in which she made history. Full Circle became Lynn’s highest-charting album of ...

Patsy Cline’s sudden death left the country music industry and her fans in shock. It was a tragic day for her family, friends, and the people who admired and loved her. The sweet voice that made classics such as “Crazy” ...

In 2001, Merle Haggard released an album of gospel songs called Cabin in the Hills. It features a mix of original Merle Haggard songs and traditional ballads arranged by the country legend himself – this includes “Take My Hand, Precious ...

It’s quite amazing how someone’s testimony of faith in Christ amidst the horror of life gave birth to a powerful and beautiful song. Well, we’re talking about “I Believe in a Hill Called Mt. Calvary,” which the Gaither Vocal Band ...

During her lifetime, Fanny Crosby penned over 8,000 hymns. Most, if not all of, exude her enormous faith and loyalty to God. The prolific hymnist had since become well-known because of her great contributions to gospel music. And the hymn ...

At some point in his life, Merle Haggard once imagined Heaven’s pure bliss in “What Will It Be Like.” While Haggard is hardly ever mentioned in the same breath as performers like the Carter Family in the archives of gospel ...

There is nothing more exciting and at the same time scarier than change. We all seek change to take us away from the miseries of life. However, we also fear it because it requires our effort to adapt to something new. ...

The world would be different if every family has a family Bible. If parents read the Bible to their children before they go to bed each night, things would be entirely different. Let’s take a look at the song “Family ...

Roy Orbison revitalized the classic “My Prayer.” This song is a popular classic gospel romance song that dates back to the early 1930’s. Origins “My Prayer” is a popular gospel song that is from the late 1930s. Violinist Georges Boulanger ...

In 1974, Elvis Presley started incorporating the song “Why Me Lord” into his live shows up until his last concert tour. His version appeared on his 1974 album Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis, and on the compilation, I Believe ...

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 ...