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Various Artists – ‘Country Faith Hymns’ album review
3 Overall Score

Label:

Word Entertainment/Curb Records

For Fans Of:

Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley

We Like:

George Jones’ “Softly and Tenderly”

Various Artists – ‘Country Faith Hymns’ album review

Brad Paisley, CCM Magazine - imageCracker Barrel’s newest release Country Faith Hymns makes perfect sense given the restaurant chain’s focus on the intersection of country and Christian music. Veteran decorated country stars like Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Johnny Cash all contribute their versions of several classic hymns to this straightforward collection.

Christian music fans will likely gravitate toward Amy Grant and Vince Gill’s “Rock of Ages,” which brings a more contemporary delivery to what a largely traditional set of spiritual songs. Still it’s the gravity of musical heavyweights like Cash, Nelson, Hank Williams and George Jones who add their resonant spirit to familiar hymns.

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Matt Conner
Contributing Editor

Matt Conner is a writer/editor who has interviewed approximately 2,000 musicians, authors, directors, actors and other artists. He’s the Managing Editor for PledgeMusic, a former editor with Vox Media, and writes regularly for numerous print- and web-based publications, including Under the Radar, Relevant and the Indianapolis Star.