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Legend Hank Locklin
Release Gospel Project,
The Grace of God: The Gospel Album
TN (August 27, 2006)—One of country music’s most
vocalists, Hank Locklin will release By The Grace of
Gospel Album, on September 26th,
on Yell Records.
The release includes a dozen songs written by Locklin over the past
several decades, along with a handful of classic gospel tunes,
including “Power In The Blood” and “Just
A Closer Walk With
The Grace of God: The Gospel Album is the
fulfillment of a
long-held desire of Locklin. “I wrote these songs and I
record them, to share them with people,” he explains.
tell you how wonderful it is to finally see it happening.”
project features several guest appearances, including the Oak Ridge
Boys, the Jordanaires, Jeff & Sheri Easter and Gold City. Duane
Allen, lead singer of the Oak Ridge Boys, grew up in Texas, where
Locklin first rose to fame. He says that singing with Locklin was a
highlight for him. “Hank Locklin is a true legend. He has one
the purest voices in country music and I have been a fan of his since
my childhood. It is an honor to sing with a legend.”
Records is truly honored to be blessed with the opportunity to work
with country music legend Hank Locklin and his By
The Grace of God: The Gospel Album,”
says Doug Grau, President, Yell Records. “This timeless CD is
Locklin's powerful testimony and we hope to share it with as many
people as possible.”
The Grace Of God: The Gospel Album is starting to
stellar reviews for the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry.
“At the age of 88, Hank Locklin remains an
strong singer. Accompanied by The Jordanaires, he kicks off his By
the Grace of God: The Gospel Album sounding like a fellow half his
age. This man is a wonder. Elsewhere on the collection are such grand
guests as Jeff & Sheri Easter, The Oak Ridge Boys and Gold
City.” Music Row fax...by Robert K. Oermann.
rise to the top of country music began in the 1940’s, when he
a string of hit songs on country radio that is impressive by any
standard, stretching into the 1970’s. Several of his songs
impact on pop radio as well, and his “Please Help Me
was named the second most popular country song for the first 100
years of Billboard magazine. Locklin became one of the most
influential performers in the genre, who is cited today by artists
such as Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Dwight Yoakam, Bob Seger, Merle
Haggard, George Jones and George Strait as an inspiration.
Lifetime member of the Country Music Association and a two-time
Grammy nominee, with more than 15 million records sold worldwide.