Songs of Inspiration

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Songs of Inspiration
SongsofInspiration.jpg
Studio album by Alabama
Released October 24, 2006 (2006-10-24)
Genre Country, Christian
Length 49:30
Label RCA Records
Producer Randy Owen
Alabama chronology
Livin' Lovin' Rockin' Rollin': The 25th Anniversary Collection
(2006)
Songs of Inspiration
(2006)
Songs of Inspiration II
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Songs of Inspiration is the twentieth studio album, and first gospel album by American country music group Alabama, released on October 24, 2006. The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Top Country Albums and Top Christian Albums charts, with 41,000 copies sold the first week.[2][3] The album has sold 170,000 copies as of September 2015.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" (Civilla D. Martin, Charles H. Gabriel) - 4:10
  2. "In the Garden" (C. Austin Miles) - 3:28
  3. "Amazing Grace" (John Newton) - 3:35
  4. "How Great Thou Art" (Stuart K. Hine) - 4:26
  5. "I Need Thee" (Annie S. Hawks, Robert Lowry) - 2:09
  6. "Old Shep" (Red Foley) - 3:06
  7. "Jesus Loves Me" (William Batchelder Bradbury, David Rutherford McGuire, Anna Bartlett Warner) - 3:19
  8. "Silent Night" (Franz Gruber, Josef Mohr) - 3:31
  9. "I Am the Man Thomas" (Larry Sparks, Ralph Stanley) - 2:02
  10. "Rock of Ages" (Augustus Montague Toplady, Thomas Hastings) - 2:36
  11. "In the Sweet By and By" (Sanford F. Bennett, Joseph Philbrick Webster) - 3:28
  12. "The Old Rugged Cross" (George Bennard) - 3:09
  13. "What Will I Leave Behind" (Sherrill Brown) - 2:40
  14. "One Big Heaven" (Randy Owen) - 4:16
  15. "Rain" (Owen) - 3:35

Personnel[edit]

Alabama


Additional Musicians
  • Bailey Barnes – background vocals
  • Eddie Bayersdrums, percussion
  • Karstin Brewis – background vocals
  • Kensley Brewis – background vocals
  • Dewey Brown III – fiddle
  • David Burt – background vocals
  • Sawyer Burt – background vocals
  • Kirsten Cassi – cello
  • Mark Casstevens – banjo, dobro, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Bruce Christensen – viola
  • Michael Curtis – background vocals
  • David Davidson – violin
  • Melinda Doolittle – background vocals
  • Connie Ellisor – violin
  • Christopher Farrell – viola
  • Kim Fleming – background vocals
  • Ella Fowler – background vocals
  • Abby Fraebel – background vocals
  • Carl Gorodetzky – contractor
  • Aubrey Haynie – fiddle, mandolin
  • Griffin Horton – background vocals
  • Kaden Horton – background vocals
  • Carolyn Huebel – violin
  • Rebecca Isaacs Bowman – background vocals
  • Ben Isaacs – background vocals
  • Nathan Isaacs – background vocals
  • Randy Kohrs – dobro, acoustic guitar
  • Anthony LaMarchina – cello
  • Alexis Lutz – background vocals
  • Emma Lutz – background vocals
  • Jesse Lutz – background vocals
  • Joey Miskulin – accordion
  • Gary Van Osdale – viola
  • Mary Kathryn Van Osdale – violin
  • Larry Paxton – acoustic bass guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, nylon string guitar, string arrangements
  • Gary Prim – Hammond Organ, piano, synthesizer
  • James Alan Shelton – acoustic guitar
  • Pamela Sixfin – violin
  • Steve Sparkman – banjo
  • Nathan Stanley – mandolin
  • Ralph Stanley – vocals on "I Am the Man Thomas"
  • Alan Umstead – violin
  • Belinda Wallace – background vocals
  • Kristin Wilkinson – string arrangements
  • Nathan Young – background vocals

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Christian Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 15

Awards[edit]

In 2007, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Country Album of the Year at the 38th GMA Dove Awards.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ allmusic ((( Songs of Inspiration > Charts & Awards )))
  3. ^ Wade Jessen (September 5, 2013). "Alabama Earns Highest Charting Album on Billboard 200". Billboard. 
  4. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on September 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ 38th Annual GMA Awards on About.com
Preceded by
Long Trip Alone by Dierks Bentley
Top Country Albums number-one album
November 11–17, 2006
Succeeded by
Small Town Girl by Kellie Pickler