For his third gospel collection on Word, Travis wraps his rich, gorgeous baritone around some of the best-loved hymns in Christian music.
For his third gospel collection on Word, Travis wraps his rich, gorgeous baritone around some of the best-loved hymns in Christian music. Classics like "Blessed Assurance," "How Great Thou Art?" and "Peace in the Valley" have never sounded so good. Kyle Lehning's production is both inventive and understated. Under his guidance, these songs sound fresh, and he wisely keeps the emphasis on Travis' eloquent vocal and the timeless integrity of the lyrics. Joining Travis are guest artists Joy Lynn White ("I'll Fly Away"), John Anderson ("Just a Closer Walk With Thee") and Third Day frontman Mac Powell ("Love Lifted Me"). Travis also delivers a couple of modern worship songs, including a truly affecting cover of the Paul Baloche-penned anthem "Open the Eyes of My Heart." Expect "Worship & Faith" to be as successful as Travis' last inspirational album, "Rise and Shine."—DEP