Various Artists

Singing News 30th Anniversary Collection

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This two-disc compilation presents songs that rose high on the Southern gospel music charts between the years 1970 and 1999 -- and in many cases remained there for years. Singing News 30th Anniversary Collection chronicles male quartets like the Oak Ridge Boys and the Inspirations, on through the family groups who became more popular in the '80s, such as the Speers, the oldest group in Southern gospel, and a second generation of Hinsons, 1996 chart-toppers the New Hinsons. Also included: a few tunes that were crossover hits in the contemporary Christian music such as the Greenes' 1995 hit "Jesus' Rockin' Chair," which finds Wendy Bagwell amusing a congregation with a story about the time his group visited a snake handling church; Dottie Rambo; and also the Hemphills. Heard are familiar renditions of "Sweet Beulah Land," "John Saw," and more. Fans of Southern gospel will definitely enjoy having all these familiar names and tunes in one place.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:37
2
8:11
3 3:21
4 2:46
5 2:07
6 3:16
7
4:23
8
2:11
9 2:51
10
3:44
11 3:58
12
3:14
13
2:54
14 3:23
15
3:21
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