The Canadian Tenors have crisscrossed the globe thrilling millions of music lovers with their magical voices, their wonderful sense of humor, and their memorable music. The foursome have received rave reviews and standing ovations around the world from the Tel Aviv Opera house where they shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli to Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Coliseum with David Foster and Friends to Toronto s Air Canada Centre where they headlined at ONE NIGHT LIVE with STING and Sheryl Crow. They have performed over 80 concerts for over 150,000 people on three separate continents and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities as they share a passion for bringing awareness to impoverished children world-wide. The Canadian Tenors will join David Foster on his Hitman tour across the U.S.
Celebrate your faith. Songs of praise are beautifully performed in Alan Jackson's Precious Memories. Includes 'Blessed Assurance', 'Are You Washed In The Blood?', 'How Great Thou Art' and 'Leaning On The Everlasting Arms'. BMG. 2006. A few decades ago nearly every country singer had at least one--often more--gospel albums in their catalog. Today, aside from gospel veteran Amy Grant, who balances the sacred and secular, and Randy Travis, that concept has long faded. For Alan Jackson, however, treating the musical past as present has been a way of life, as it is with these 15 timeless hymns from his youth. Recorded with just two acoustic guitars and a piano, it was originally a private Christmas present to his mother. The spare instrumentation is surprisingly robust behind his flawless readings of "I'll Fly Away," "Softly and Tenderly," "How Great Thou Art," "Are You Washed in the Blood?," and "The Old Rugged Cross," all as beguilingly unpretentious as any of his country hits. Instead of an all-star duet, wife Denise and daughters Mattie and Ali join in on "'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus." In the end, what began as a private bequest becomes a moving, eloquent gift to Jackson's entire audience. --Rich Kienzle
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
According to a Legacy spokesperson, it will be "the most in-depth collection of Cash's gospel recordings ever assembled". The country crooner frequently performed gospel songs at his shows, including the famous concerts at Folsom Prison and San Quentin, and he allegedly left his original label, Sun Records, when they wouldn't allow him to perform gospel material. Tracks on the new collection include traditional gospel songs such as 'He Turned The Water Into Wine' and '(There'll Be) Peace in The Valley (For Me)' , as well as Cash originals 'The Preacher Said "Jesus Said"', and the hit written by Carl Perkins, 'Daddy Sang Bass'. Gospel was what Johnny Cash, Luther Perkins, and Marshall Grant originally wanted to record when they auditioned for Sam Phillips in 1954. In 1958, Sun Records' refusal to let Cash record a gospel album--despite his track record of hits--led him to leave for Columbia. This well-chosen package delineates sacred music's ongoing role in Cash's career, beginning with two 1970 performances from his ABC variety show, one featuring longtime Cash friend Rev. Billy Graham. The 1957 Sun tunes include the searing "I Was There When It Happened" and Cash's original "Belshazzar." "He Turned the Water into Wine," "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," "That's Enough," and his 1969 gospel hit "Daddy Sang Bass," all from Columbia, are particularly passionate, as is "Far Side Banks of Jordan" (a duet with June Carter Cash) and three never-before-issued performances, 1974's "My Ship Will Sail" and "How Great Thou Art and "It Is No Secret" from 1981. Given that one can't truly understand Cash without knowing his gospel side, this is a fine introduction. --Rich Kienzle
Tennessee Ernie Ford: All-Time Greatest Hymns CD Track Listing: 1. Softly and Tenderly (03:10) 2. In the Garden (02:51) 3. The Old Rugged Cross (02:56) 4. When the Roll is Called Up Yonder (02:07) 5. Sweet Hour of Prayer (02:55) 6. Shall We Gather at the River (02:04) 7. The Church in the Wildwood (02:13) 8. How Great Thou Art (01:35) 9. Whispering Hope (02:30) 10. Bringing in the Sheaves (02:04) 11. All Hail the Power (01:57) 12. Faith of our Fathers (03:02) 13. There is Power in the Blood (01:56) 14. What a Friend We Have in Jesus (03:50)
Recorded before his untimely death in 1964, this collection features (as the title implies) the gospel hits from country crooner Jim Reeves. The 20-track collection features songs such as "Ill Fly Away," "How Long Has It Been," "I'd Rather Have Jesus" and many more.
The acclaimed jazz bassist changed the shape of jazz playing with the original Ornette Coleman Quartet in the late 1950s and went on to record some of the most seminal albums in music with artists like John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny. With his 2008 record, Haden fulfills his dream to play the Haden Family songs with his wife and children and such close friends as Bruce Hornsby, Rosanne Cash and Elvis Costello. The album's nineteen songs explore the worlds of country and jazz, and range from traditional to contemporary Americana.
Manufacturer: Gaither Music Group
Brand: Capitol Christian Distribution
David Phelps is among the most extraordinary tenors alive and has wowed audiences all over the world since joining the Gaither Vocal Band in 1997. But David is more than just a voice... he is a devoted husband and father of four, an inventive artist, a friend, a craftsman, and much more. The Best of David Phelps brings together David's most awe-inspiring moments from the Gaither Homecoming stage.
What was Johnny Cash's favorite of all his albums? My Mother's Hymn Book, a set of spirituals his family sang when he was a boy. These came straight from his mother's hymn book and are performed here by just Johnny and his guitar. For a limited time, this treasure is available apart from the Unearthed boxed set.