The Best in Bluegrass Gospel Music

The Best in Bluegrass Gospel Music

The Best in Bluegrass Gospel Music

If you’re looking for the best in bluegrass gospel music, check out the compilations listed below. These are works that are great to listen to anywhere anytime, guaranteed to uplift your spirits and make you feel closer to God.

Heaven Bound: Best of Bluegrass Gospel

This single-CD collection was released last August 2003 by Time Life Records. It consists of 18 classic gospel tracks, which includes Get in Line Brother by Lester Flatt, a bluegrass legend and once a member of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys; Prayer Bells of Heaven by Jimmy Martin, God’s Coloring Book by Dolly Parton, and Working on a Building (public domain).

Angels Are Singing: Women’s Bluegrass Gospel

This wonderful all-female bluegrass gospel music collection features a total of sixteen tracks and was released by Rounder (UMGD) last August 2002. It features hits from some of the best known bluegrass female artists, including Rhonda Vincent (Keep Your Feet On The Ground), Ola Belle Reed (Six Feet Of Earth Makes Us All Of One Size), and Alison Krauss and Union Station (There Is A Reason).

Soldier of the Cross

If you are a great fan of the legendary Ricky Skaggs then this album should be a part of your CD collection. Soldier of the Cross, released by his own label Skaggs Records, is the artist’s first gospel album. Consisting of fourteen tracks, the album beautifully reflects Skaggs’ bluegrass roots and fundamental Christian principles. Included are Skaggs’ versions of bluegrass gospel music classics such as Remember the Cross by Bill Monroe, The Darkest Hour by Ralph Stanley, and Gone Home by Flatt & Scruggs. Also included are original works by Skaggs like Seven Hillsides and The Joshua Generation.

Gloryland: 30 Bluegrass Gospel Classics

If you can’t get enough of bluegrass gospel music then you might want to try this 2-CD compilation, also from Time Life Records, and released in May 2006.

Among the thirty tracks included in the set are Somebody Touched Me by The Stanley Brothers, Were You There? by The Seldom Scene, Little Black Train by IIIrd Tyme Out, The Model Church by J.D. Crowe & The New South, First Step to Heaven by Rhonda Vincent & The Sally Mountain Show, Wait a Little Longer, Please Jesus by Del McCoury & The Dixie Pals, and Drifting Too Far From The Shore, which is a collaboration between John Starling and Ricky Skaggs.

You can visit your favorite online retailer to listen to audio samples of the tracks included in this album.

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