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|John Anderson, Lari White, Charlie Daniels Band|
Amazing Grace - A Country Salute to Gospel, Vol. 1
Genres: Country, Pop, Christian
Amazing Grace, a compilation of well-known gospel standards, brings together some of country music's brightest stars. From Lari White's understated delivery of the title track to Martina McBride's mandolin led version of "... more »
Amazing Grace, a compilation of well-known gospel standards, brings together some of country music's brightest stars. From Lari White's understated delivery of the title track to Martina McBride's mandolin led version of "How Great Thou Art" to the Charlie Daniels Band's soulful rendering of "Kneel at the Cross," Amazing Grace is a real treat for fans of both secular country music and white Southern gospel. Accompanied by a full band including a bittersweet fiddle and a steel guitar, Paul Overstreet kicks up the tempo with "A Mansion Over the Hilltop," while Shenandoah's "Beulah Land" recalls both Glen Campbell's take on high-lonesome balladry as well as the tight harmonies of Alabama. And sung by the sweetest voices of the genre, two of the loveliest tracks on the record are born of the bluegrass gospel tradition: "I'd Rather Have Jesus" and "Precious Memories," performed by Alison Krauss and the Cox Family and Emmylou Harris, respectively. --Paige La Grone
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Slow, maybe, but Beautifully Slow
LiLKidneys | Washington DC | 05/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I honestly don't understand why anyone would want to hear "Amazing Grace" any other way but slow. Lari White sings it beautifully, with reverence. That's the way most of these tracks are. The females are the highlight. Lari White, Martina McBride, Susan Ashton, Allison Krause, and of course Emmylou. The production values are better than you can find on any country gospel album. I think Martina McBride's "How Great Thou Art" is being played on loudspeaker at the pearly gates for eternity. I'm not overly religious or emotional, but this album sooths my soul and brings a tear to my eye."
Excellent recordings by well known country artists.
David Schwartz | Ducor, California | 01/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favourite Country Gospel CD's. Some of Country's most prominent artists are featured performing classic Christian hymns. Lari White does "Amazing Grace" unlike anyone I have ever heard. Billy Dean and Susan Ashton team up for "In the Garden". "Mansion Over the Hilltop" is done superbly by Paul Overstreet. The Charlie Daniels Band with "Kneel at the Cross" and Emmylou Harris with "Precious Memories" are both uplifting and superb recordings. This compilation is a must for those of us who love Gospel and Country music."