Everything Good is the first Gaither Vocal Band album following the departure of longtime member Mark Lowry, and Southern Gospel music aficionados have been anxious to see how the group would incorpor

Everything Good is the first Gaither Vocal Band album following the departure of longtime member Mark Lowry, and Southern Gospel music aficionados have been anxious to see how the group would incorporate new member and five-time Grammy Award-winner Russ Taff. Gaither's production plays to Taff's vocal strengths (especially on the Larry Gatlin-penned "Heartbreak Ridge and New Hope Road"). Taff exudes the same strong vocal character he's known for, yet also manages to blend into the quartet's signature sound. The group boasts some of the most expressive voices in any genre—Guy Penrod, David Phelps, and Gaither himself. This collection of songs is likely the best the group has ever recorded. Highlights include the rousing "I'm Gonna Sing," the patriotic "I Pledge My Allegiance," and the touching "The Really Big News," which was penned by Gaither's daughter, Suzanne. A stunning album, for sure, Everything Good is filled with great songs and potent performances, both of which demonstrate why this group continues to set the standard in the Southern Gospel industry. Racked by Chordant Distribution Group.—DEP

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