For the record, 2015 was a banner year for faith-based music. Gospel fans had their pick from a milk cart of amazing Christian music that kept coming in waves every week. Digital downloaders of divinely inspired songs were introduced to new faces like Chicago’s showstopper Tiff Joy and Georgia’s native daughter, Casey J. and their debut records, Tiff Joy and The Truth, respectively.
If you were old school, veterans like ‘The Rose Of Gospel’, Dorinda Clarke Cole and “Mr. Never-Would-Have-Made-It” Marvin Sapp certainly satisfied your insatiable diet for taste-and-see good Gospel music with their latest offerings, Living It and You Shall Live. There were obviously other notable, nifty projects that were laudable and deserving of steady streams on your favorite music delivery service like DeWayne Woods superb 3rd project Life Lessons and Chi-Town pulpiteer, Charles Jenkins for his latest project, Any Given Sunday.
I would be remiss if I didn’t shine a bright light on other stellar collections from yesteryear like soulman Brian Courtney Wilson‘s Worth Fighting For and the powerful singing pastor Jason Nelson for his awe-inspiring Jesus Revealed…but at the end of the day, the following 10 albums below were the ultimate yoke of the year. These ten were the shiny dime in a bunch of coins. So, before 2016 rolls out its own memorabilia, here’s a necessary rearview look at the best of what 2015 had to offer.
Everyday Jesus – Anthony Brown & group therAPy: Apart from winning a boat load of awards, this album has monopolized playlists on Gospel radio since its debut in early ’15. Everyday Jesus is everywhere Gospel music is played and sold. It’s only fitting this album is ‘worthy’ of a Top 10 finish in 2015.