From the Heart

This record marks a special homecoming for the legendary Oak Ridge Boys.

This record marks a special homecoming for the legendary Oak Ridge Boys. Following the group's multitude of country hits, From the Heart sees the Boys—currently William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban, Joe Bonsall, and Duane Allen—returning to their gospel roots. The opener, "Workin' on a Building," is foot-stomping Southern gospel in the tradition of the genre's best-loved quartets. "Show Me the Way" is a beautiful ballad showcasing the emotional quality of Golden's voice, backed by the soaring harmonies of his compadres. Other highlights include "Write Your Name" (which could easily be a mainstream country hit) and a cover of the Gaither Vocal Band's "Lovin' God, Lovin' Each Other." Ultimately, From the Heart should reunite the Oak Ridge Boys (inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2000) with their gospel fans. Expect it to be embraced by longtime country fans, too.—DEP