Compiled by: David Culross
Dimensions: 5.5" X 8.5"
Some call it 'southern gospel.' Others think of it as shaped-note music. The younger generation may identify it as 'the Nashville sound.' We've chosen to label it 'country and western.' Whatever the name, the overall style is unmistakable, for in recent years it has swept across our country to capture the attention and the devotion of millions of Americans from all walks of life. You hear it not only in the deep south, or on the midwestern prairies, or in isolated mountain communities, but just as frequently in the great urban centers from coast to coast. Harmonically it is simple and unsophisticated; poetically it is direct and down-to-earth. It is the music of the common people, music of the heart, with roots buried deep in the musical traditions of the past hundred-and-fifty years.
This is the fourth book in the Country & Western Hymnal collection. Whether sung by soloists, groups, or large congregations, these songs share a common element, they not songs of lofty, theological matters. Rather, they express themes that you and I encounter everyday. They touch the hearts and lift the spirits of both the singer and listener.
We would suggest three general uses for this book:
GROUP SINGING - Sunday School, Bible study groups, youth groupsSMALL GROUPS - Soloists, ensemblesCHOIRS - Use as a supplemetal choir collection