Happy Easter, y’all.
In the spirit of the holiday, I wanted to put together a quick list of the best, more recent country gospel songs for this Sunday in particular. Last year, I covered 15 of the greatest country gospel songs from throughout the decades and some of the genres most legendary artists, which you can check out here.
It seems like country artists more than any other genre have so much crossover with the gospel/Christian contemporary genre.
Maybe it’s because so many artists like Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn and so many others grew up singing in church and have such a strong connection to the music from their childhood.
So, here’s five of my favorite’s from more recently you can throw on the playlist today during lunch with the family:
Brent Cobb – “Old Rugged Cross”
Brent covered the classic hymn, “Old Rugged Cross”, on his recent album And Now Let’s Turn to Page…, and the production here is absolutely perfect. It sounds just like Sunday morning in a little white church:
Willie Nelson and Family – “I Thought About You, Lord”
The great Willie Nelson put out a “spirit-driven” album with his family back in November, and you can’t beat his sons, Lukas and Micah, singing with their dad on his beautiful song “I Thought About You, Lord”:
Carrie Underwood – “My Savior”
Like I’ve said before, My Savior is still my favorite things Carrie has ever done, and her live performance of “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus” with Bear Reinhardt is absolutely incredible:
Reba McEntire – “Amazing Grace”
Reba recently released her own gospel album, My Chains Are Gone, and did a beautiful rendition of “Amazing Grace/ My Chains Are Gone”. It doesn’t get any better than listening to her sing the classic hymn of all classic hymns on a day like today:
Randall King – “I’ll Fly Away”
Randall King put out his Leanna EP in late 2020 after the passing of his sister, whom the project is named for, and his smooth, twangy vocals sound so gorgeous on this tune: