Best CDs And Songs From 2015

Best CDs And Songs From 2015

Triumphant - Living In HarmonyCDs
2015 was a strong year for Southern Gospel music. A total of eleven CDs earned ratings of 4 1/2 Stars or 5 Stars. In order, the top CDs of 2015 are:

Rated 5 Stars
1. Triumphant Quartet – Living In Harmony
2. Wilburn & Wilburn – Shoulders
3. Talley Trio – After All This Time

Rated 4 1/2 Stars
4. Canton Junction – Every Hallelujah
5. Point Of Grace – Directions Home
6. Amber Nelon Thompson – Just Sing
7. David Phelps – Freedom
8. Jim Brady Trio – A New Chapter
9. Eighth Day – I’m Gonna Say It
10. John Bowman – Beautiful Ashes
11. Cliff Duren – Tune My Heart

Tim MenziesTop 10 Radio Singles Of 2015
To qualify for my Top 10 list, each song had to appear on the Singing News Top 80 monthly airplay chart at some point during the 2015 calendar year.
1. I Was There – Tim Menzies
2. Steppin’ Out In Faith – Jim Brady Trio
3. Living In Harmony – Triumphant
4. He Can See My Tomorrow – Mark Bishop
5. Falling – Amber Nelon Thompson
6. Part The Waters/I Need Thee Every Hour – Gold City
7. Water Walking God – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
8. Put Out The Fire – Greater Vision
9. Everybody’s Going Through Something – Karen Peck & New River
10. Heaven’s Shore – David Phelps

wilburnwilburn2015shouldersmaxTop Songs From 2015 Albums That Should Be Radio Singles In 2016

This second list features songs from 2015 CD releases that I’d like to see move on to become radio hits in 2016. It’s possible that some these are already getting airplay, but they didn’t reach the Top 80 in time to appear on the chart in 2015.
1. Living In The Promised Land – Triumphant Quartet
2. Sin Is No Match For Grace – Wilburn & Wilburn
3. This Thing Called Grace – Talley Trio
4. God’s Got A Better Plan – Canton Junction
5. Directions Home – Point Of Grace
6. God Of What’s To Come – Jim Brady Trio
7. Silent Prayer – Ivan Parker
8. Life’s Railway To Heaven – Oak Ridge Boys
9. A Friend Called Grace – Triumphant Quartet
10. Little White Church – David Phelps

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David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both and David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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