Rock Of Ages: Hymns And Gospel Favorites
Label: Gaither Music Group (HSE)
Faith has always factored into The Oak Ridge Boys' music, but Rock of Ages is an overt celebration of the hymns that helped shape these men. The group's harmonies were meant for classic gospel songs like "In the Sweet By and By" and "Blessed Assurance," but they also shine brilliantly on collaborations with guests Merle Haggard and The Isaacs. Fiddle, banjo, mandolin and harmonica -- not your usual church instrumentation -- add warmth and country flavor to this album, produced by Ben Isaacs (Gaither Vocal Band). These 15 tracks go beyond the usual choices, making for a unique mix.