Icon (Sparrow Records)
by Andy Griffith
FOR FANS OF: George Beverly Shea, Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Gaithers
Rating: 4 Stars
The one-time namesake of The Andy Griffith Show and star of Matlock was also a lifelong believer with an affinity for southern gospel music. The best of his periodic musical recordings find their home on this soft-spoken and low-key collection that consists entirely of warm-hearted hymns (sometimes grouped together as medleys) sung in Griffith’s charming drawl.
– Andy Argyrakis
WE LIKE: “Softly And Tenderly / I Surrender All / Pass Me Not”