Songs of Inspiration II

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Songs of Inspiration II
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Studio album by Alabama
Released March 27, 2007 (2007-03-27)
Genre Country, Christian
Length 43:05
Label RCA Records
Alabama chronology
Songs of Inspiration
(2006)
Songs of Inspiration II
(2007)
16 Biggest Hits
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Songs of Inspiration II is the twenty-first studio album, and second gospel album by American country music group Alabama, released on March 27, 2007.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Am a Pilgrim" (Owen, Traditional) - 4:21
  2. "Church in the Wildwood" (Owen, Traditional) - 3:01
  3. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" (Carter) - 4:45
  4. "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again" (Randy Owen, James Rowe, John Whitfield Vaughan) - 3:20
  5. "Suppertime" (Davis) - 2:50
  6. "Down by the Riverside" (Owen, Traditional) - 2:49
  7. "Precious Memories" (Combs, Owen, J.B.F. Wright) - 3:50
  8. "Lonesome Valley" (Owen, Traditional) - 2:49
  9. "The Refrain of John Dillon James" (Kenny Rogers) - 3:41
  10. "Love Lifted Me" (Owen, Rowe, Howard E. Smith) - 3:17
  11. "When It Comes My Time" (Gentry) - 3:24
  12. "One Life" (Moore, Todd) - 2:55
  13. "The Star Spangled Banner" - 2:03

Personnel[edit]

Alabama
Additional Musicians
  • David Angell – violin
  • Monisa Angell – viola
  • Eddie Bayersdrums, percussion
  • Jason Carter – fiddle
  • Kristen Cassell – cello
  • Mark Casstevens – banjo, dobro, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • John Catchings – cello
  • Bruce Christensen – viola
  • Michael Curtis – background vocals
  • Dan Dugmoresteel guitar
  • Connie Ellisor – violin
  • Carl Gorodetzky – string contractor, violin
  • Jim Grosjean – viola
  • Aubrey Haynie – fiddle, mandolin
  • Jim Hornsaxophone
  • Randy Kohrs – dobro, acoustic guitar
  • Anthony LaMarchina – cello
  • Del McCoury – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Rob McCoury – banjo
  • Ronnie McCoury – banjo, background vocals
  • Joey Miskulin – accordion
  • Craig Nelson – bass guitar
  • Gary Van Osdale – viola
  • Mary Kathryn Van Osdale – violin
  • Larry Paxton – arch guitar, acoustic bass guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, nylon string guitar, string arrangements
  • Gary Prim – Hammond B-3 organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen – cello
  • Pamela Sixfin – violin
  • Alan Umstead – violin
  • Catherine Umstead – violin
  • Kristin Wilkinson – string arrangements

Chart performance[edit]

Songs of Inspiration II peaked at #33 on Billboard 200, #3 on Billboard Country Albums, and #1 on Billboard Christian Albums.[2]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Christian Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 33

Awards[edit]

In 2008, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Country Album of the Year at the 39th GMA Dove Awards.[3]

References[edit]