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Righten that Wrong with Flatt & Scruggs’ Gospel Song “Get in Line Brother”

Flatt & Scruggs + Get In Line Brother

In 1965, the iconic bluegrass duo Flatt & Scruggs released their breakout gospel song “Get in Line Brother” as part of their album Great Original Recordings. 

Before becoming the iconic duo, they were members of Bill Monroe’s band, the Bluegrass Boys, from 1945 to 1948. But in 1949, the two decided to form their group, which included a backing band called the Foggy Mountain Boys

As their career as a duo started kicking off in 1950, they continued to release timeless bluegrass songs that have become a favorite of many. 

Among their top hits is the breakout gospel song “Get in Line Brother,” a song that was written by Lester Flatt himself. Although the song didn’t land on any charts, it was nonetheless one of Flat & Scruggs’ greatest hits.

Let’s dive into the song’s soulful lyrics and leap through Flatt & Scruggs’ timeless wisdom in “Get in Line Brother.”

Meaning Behind the Song

The lyrics to “Get in Line Brother” are simple yet profound. It’s a song that encourages people to “righten that wrong,” seek salvation, and find their way back to God. It keeps with it a promise that whoever seeks God will get a one-way ticket to home, which is heaven. 

Some of us might feel it is too late for redemption, but in the song, we are reminded that as long as we are genuine in seeking forgiveness for our wrongdoings, God will always welcome us with open arms. 

Aside from its soulful lyrics, Flatt and Scruggs’s delivery is also something worth noting. The way they sang the song with sincerity and authenticity is the kind of flare that’s slowly fading in bluegrass music today. Their powerful vocals, complemented by the Banjo playing in the background with that upbeat tempo, also made the whole listening experience a joy for every bluegrass fan out there.

Whatever beliefs you have, listening to “Get in Line Brother” will help you righten that wrong. Watch their performance below. 

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