Larry Fleet has made headlines since the release of his first country music single, “Where I Find God Lyrics.” Co-written with fellow Big Loud Records artist Connie Harrington, this track finds Larry connected with an unknown higher power in various forms and places throughout life.
He mentions how God can always be found in conversations between himself and his father, also finding comfort in nature and family life.
Back to God by Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire made her gospel music debut with Back to God, released in 2017 on her album Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope. The single’s message about surrendering one’s life to a higher power perfectly fits McEntire’s album’s themes and inspirational acceptance speech upon receiving an Best Roots Gospel Album award.
The song’s lyrics describe finding comfort in God no matter where the narrator may be at that particular time – a bar, church, or deer stand. Even when people may not consciously be searching for Him, He always provides strength to endure life’s trials and tribulations.
Love Is Stronger by Jason Crabb
Jason Crabb’s rendition of this Russ Lee classic features excellent vocal harmonies by Kari Jobe. It is a great example of its power as a powerful message of hope for anyone experiencing depression or addiction. Although the music may be rough around the edges, this song is a fantastic tribute overall.
This Is God by Phil Vassar
Phil Vassar wrote this country song after 9/11 to express his thoughts about God’s plan for creation and bemoan the hatred between people that often leads to violence, such as wars, protests, and terrorism. His plea is that people consider their actions and choose love over hate – the song reached number 17 on the country chart in early 2003! Co-written by Vassar and Tim Ryan co-songwriter Tim Ryan’s album American Child with an inspiring music video.
O Brother Where Art Thou by Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch
Music is vital in the Coen brothers’ outrageous and eccentric film. From Soggy Bottom Boys singing their classic hit “Man of Constant Sorrow” or period-aligned folk tunes such as Chris Thomas King’s “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues,” there’s plenty of bluegrass, country gospel, and southern folk throughout this soundtrack of Americana that complements both movie and movie itself.
The Coen brothers hired producer T Bone Burnett to curate a unique soundtrack for their movie, recording songs for its soundtrack and within its narrative. Burnett assembled some of the most excellent musicians, such as Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, Union Station, Ralph Stanley, Norman Blake, Sam Bush, the Whites Cox Family, and John Hartford, among many more.
Attesting to its power, this music made an enormous impression on audiences even if mainstream acceptance wasn’t immediate. Indeed, this album won a Grammy for Album of the Year in 2002 and led to a string band revival led by bands such as Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford & Sons, which continues today. Furthermore, this proves that old country can still resonate powerfully; 20 years after its debut, the movie and soundtrack remain beloved classics among fans.
Back to God by Bon Iver
Bon Iver is back with their first album in five years!
“33 GOD” is a beat-driven reverie with ghostly horns and glacial synths; Justin Vernon’s falsetto sounds different than usual with Kanye-style Auto-Tune that warps into an intense howl at times. Unlike previous Bon Iver releases, “33 GOD” still creates a beautiful track.
In this song, the narrator searches for God where he least expects it. His search takes him from his barstool to a deer stand and church – even crickets singing can remind him that He’s there even if we don’t realize it! Finally, the chorus emphasizes how He always exists close to us even if we don’t recognize it immediately.
Bon Iver has unveiled the third song from their forthcoming 22 A Million album. Set for release next month via Jagjaguwar, Bon Iver first showcased 22 A Million at the Eaux Claires Festival this summer before sharing two versions – including “22 (OVER SN)” and “10 D E A T H b R E a S T” as lyric videos below.