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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”


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About The Author

Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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