From the days of Elvis Presley’s “How Great Thou Are” to Barbara Mandrell and her sisters singing Gospel songs on their TV show to Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take The Wheel”, there is a long-standing tradition of Country Music artists crossing over into Gospel music. Two rising superstars in Country Music, Brantley Gilbert and Kip Moore, have recorded new original songs of faith that keep of their legacy of their heroes of the past. Kip Moore’s “Faith When I Fall” is an open prayer to God to give him the strength to keep pushing onward when times seem overwhelming. “I know it’s been a long time since the last time we talked, I know I’ve been a stranger and that’s all my fault.” The addition of some rock guitar riffs only adds to the song’s powerful appeal for help.
“FAITH WHEN I FALL” Kip Moore
Brantley Gilbert has maintained a bad-boy image since he broke away from his career as a songwriter into the spotlight as an up-and-coming country music headliner. But on his “Just As I Am” CD, Brantley let his guard down for a sensitive spiritual anthem called “My Faith In You.” Your friends may let you down, life may not go as planned, but Brantley reaches out to his relationship with God as his guiding hope and force in his life. It’s got enough attitude to fit with Brantley’s familiar style but it’s a nice departure to show this softer side of his public persona.