With an 80-year history, the current Blackwood Brothers lineup carries on the tradition with the simple beauty of four voices and a piano, as they present ten beloved songs of the faith.
I'd Rather Have Jesus
He Touched Me
If That Isn't Love
Who Am I
The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power
Sweet Beulah Land
What A Day That Will Be
The Eastern Gate
The Love Of God
Release Date: June 10, 2016.
BLACKWOOD BROTHERS - Classics Volume One
"Blackwood Brothers" is a name that is synonymous with Gospel Music. Formed in 1934 by
brothers Doyle Blackwood, James Blackwood, Roy Blackwood and his son R.W. Blackwood,
the Blackwood Brothers first gained national attention in 1954 on the Arthur Godfrey's Talent
Scouts television show with their stirring rendition of "The Man Upstairs." In the many years
since, their music has been heard around the world on radio, television and on recordings, as well
as in their legendary concert appearances.
Now, over 80 years since the group's original formation, the current Blackwood Brothers lineup
carries on the tradition set before them with their new album, "Classics Volume One." Baritone
Billy Blackwood, tenor Wayne Little, bass Butch Owens and lead Michael Helwig present ten
beloved songs of the faith which are most definitely classics. These songs include "Sweet Beulah
Land," "What A Day That Will Be," "I'd Rather Have Jesus" and more.
With the simple beauty of four voices and a piano, the group creates a sound strikingly different
from the many heavily-orchestrated recordings coming out these days. Less is more as the clear
tones of their voices interact with the piano to evoke the feeling of quartet Gospel music in its
heyday. Trey Ivey, who produced and arranged the album, also played piano for these great
songs. Join the Blackwood Brothers as they give brand new renditions of Gospel classics on
"Classics Volume One."