Steven Curtis Chapman
Goodbye, Babylon
Satan Is Real
Johnny Cash

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Along with old-time, Country Gospel is the oldest genre in country music. Though it somewhat changed with the times, country gospel remained the most simple and straightforward of all country subgenres. The sound of country gospel is similar to traditional country -- the only difference is, the subject matter is religious, not secular. Like traditional country, the sound of country gospel became smoother and more pop-oriented as the decades progressed, and by the early '70s, it became nearly indistinguishable from the lush sounds of mainstream pop. That trend continued throughout the rest of the '70s and '80s, and by the '90s, contemporary country gospel sounded identical to the adult contemporary inclinations of CCM. Nevertheless, that music was never widely recognized as country gospel, which will always be identified with its simple arrangements, small vocal choirs, and twangy instrumentation.

Country Gospel Artists Highlights

Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
The Whites
The Whites
The Statler Brothers
The Statler Brothers
Chuck Wagon Gang
Chuck Wagon Gang
Porter Wagoner
Porter Wagoner

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Country Gospel Album Highlights

Goodbye, Babylon
Various Artists
Goodbye, Babylon
Satan Is Real
The Louvin Brothers
Satan Is Real
The Gospel Collection
Johnny Cash
The Gospel Collection
Holy Bible/New Testament
The Statler Brothers
Holy Bible/New Testament
The Best of Nashboro Gospel
Various Artists
The Best of Nashboro Gospel
Jubilation, Vol. 3 (Country Gospel)
Various Artists
Jubilation, Vol. 3 ...

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Country Gospel Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
The Church in the Wildwood
E.C. and Orna Ball
Calm the Storm
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
I Saw the Light Carl Story
Peace in the Valley Red Foley
What a Friend We Have in Jesus Tennessee Ernie Ford
After the Sunrise Chuck Wagon Gang
The Lighthouse The Happy Goodman Family
Precious Memories
The Blackwood Brothers
Key to the Kingdom The Whites
How Great Thou Art George Beverly Shea

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