3:1 CD Review: Modern Pioneers (Song of David)
1. “Love Comes to Town”: This catchy uptempo song with a modern country twist should play well on Southern Gospel radio. Song of David, despite the group-sounding artist name, is actually the solo ministry of singer/songwriter David Bryan.
2. “The Holy Hills of Heaven”: Yet another cover of the Dottie Rambo classic by an artist you’ve never heard of before? Well, think again. Yes, it is the Dottie Rambo song, and yes, this might be an artist you’ve never heard before, but . . . have you ever heard the song turned into a modern country song, driven by electric guitars? You might love it, you might hate it, but you won’t forget it.
3. “Peace (When I Leave it In Your Hands)”: You might remember this from Legacy Five’s 2006 Live in Music City project. It’s quite a shift from a ballad anchored by Frank Seamans to a modern country song—but that makes it even more interesting to hear the songwriter’s original vision for the song.
:1. One thing I would change: Twangs. If you don’t like soloists with a twang backed by electric guitar-driven country tracks, this CD is not for you. But if that is your cup of tea, you might enjoy this project.
Traditional or Progressive
Progressive with a country influence.
Radio Single Picks
“Love Comes to Town,” “Peace (When I Leave it In Your Hands),” “Water in the Wilderness”
Producer: Danny Crawford, Brian Beatty. • Group members: David Bryant. • Review copy provided. • Song list: Love Comes to Town; The Holy Hills; Water in the Wilderness; Modern Pioneers; The Sound of the Sun; One Step (at a time); When I Leave it in Your Hands; Angels Watching; This Storm; Power in His Name.