Best Albums and Songs from 2019

by | Dec 30, 2019 | Superlatives

DBM’s selections for the best albums of 2019 reviewed on MusicScribe over the past 12 months, in order, are:

  1. Don’t Wanna Miss This – Cana’s Voice
  2. Everything In Between – The Kingdom Heirs
  3. Yes – Triumphant Quartet
  4. Rescue Story – Zach Williams
  5. Make It Count – The Sound
  6. A Jazzy Little Christmas – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  7. HighRoad – HighRoad
  8. Untitled Hymn: A Collection Of Hymns – Chris Rice

The top songs of 2019 are selected from titles that appeared on the Top 80 chart in the January-December 2019 issues of Singing News magazine. The best songs of 2019, in order, are:

  1. Beat Up Bible – Down East Boys
  2. Come To The Well – Kingdom Heirs
  3. Going There – Triumphant Quartet
  4. Live The Gospel – Three Bridges
  5. Shame On Me – Joseph Habedank
  6. Set Your House In Order – Gordon Mote
  7. I’d Like To Tell It Again – Down East Boys
  8. What Kind Of Man – Legacy Five
  9. This Is The Place – Gaither Vocal Band
  10. Revival – LeFevre Quartet

Top Songs from 2019 Albums That Should Be Radio Singles In 2020
The following songs were not released to radio in time to appear on the Singing News Top 80 chart in 2019, but all of these would be great additions to the airways in 2020. Record labels will hopefully take note and push these songs to radio soon.

  1. Just Drink The Water – Kingdom Heirs (Some a cappella is a nice change of pace.)
  2. I Believe The Book – Legacy Five (I like this even more than “What Kind Of Man.” It should have been the first single.)
  3. I Stand Redeemed – Cana’s Voice (This was a big song for Legacy Five 20 years ago, but Cana’s Voice gives it a fresh spin.)
  4. Without Jesus – Brian Free & Assurance (Great song)
  5. Nothing At All – HighRoad (This song would be a great contrast to the usual radio fare.)
  6. Take You To The Cross – Perrys (This should be Andrew Goldman’s signature song)
  7. On The Road To Emmaus – The Sound (This was a hit for the Steeles, but like “I Stand Redeemed,” it would be nice to see it head up the charts a second time.)
  8. Heaven – Melissa Brady (Many of today’s songs address day-to-day life issues, and that’s fine, but it’s still great to hear a song about Heaven from time to time.)
  9. The God I Know – The Old Paths (There’s a great message in this lyric)
  10. Hanging Out With Old Folks – Tim Menzies (No one spins a story quite like Tim Menzies.)

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David Bruce Murray

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.


  1. Daniel h

    My list would’ve contained the Kingsmen and Mckameys albums. However any of these in the top ten could transition a country music or ccm fan into southern gospel territory. Great music and greater message.

  2. Chris Unthank

    Good call on “I Believe the Book” and “Nothing at All” as both were just released to radio!

    • David Bruce Murray

      Thanks Chris,
      I found out “I Believe The Book” was going to be released a day or two after I wrote this article, but I had not yet heard about “Nothing At All.” Thanks for letting me know.


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