New Release: Glory Revealed II a gem

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Glo­ry Revealed II is bound for numer­ous Dove Awards, Spe­cial to The Den­ver Post

Throw twen­ty-plus artists in a seclud­ed rus­tic Geor­gia moun­tain lodge and what you get is a CD that is a slice of Amer­i­cana — music that exudes its blue­grass roots with an under­ly­ing dash of rock and it’s all based on Scrip­ture.

Glo­ry Revealed II: The Word of God in Wor­ship” is the lat­est project of Third Day’s Mac Pow­ell on Prov­i­dent Label Group. With Powell’s name stamped on it, along with such artists as Natal­ie Grant, Mark Hall, Matt Maher, Jason Crabb, Amy Grant and Bran­don Heath, this CD is sure to gar­ner plen­ty of Dove Award nom­i­na­tions.

By break­ing away from their respec­tive styles of music the artists reveal their range and com­fort with the old-style blue­grass and coun­try gen­res com­plete with ban­jo, man­dolin and a fid­dle.

Sara Evans, who per­formed at Tuesday’s Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, teams with Bethany Olds for “There is a City,” a tra­di­tion­al blue­grass tune. It is my favorite on the CD, bring­ing back mem­o­ries of sip­ping sweet tea on the front porch of my parent’s Vir­ginia home on a hot sum­mer mug­gy night. It’s a song that will not get the radio air­time that the first track “How Great” with Pow­ell, Shane Everett, Jonathan Shel­ton and Bri­an Lit­trell will sure­ly gar­ner, or Mark Hall’s and Trevor Morgan’s team­ing up on “Rejoice in the Lord,” but “There is a City” is worth find­ing.

The CD is filled with gems like “There is a City,” lead­ing the lis­ten­er on a spir­i­tu­al jour­ney through the Deep South.

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