Often we find out about good gospel music from fans of Gloryland Gospel. That is exactly how the CD Songs of Hope came to our attention. One of the listeners to our Quartet Radio broadcast requested to hear the song “Count It All Joy” by Travis Jackson, Jr.
After much searching we discovered that Mr. Jackson recorded the song in 2009 for the Forte Record Label. The song is one of 13 on the CD Songs of Hope.
Mr. Jackson was “born and raised in Fordyce, Arkansas. Like every success story, he gained and continued his singing ability in the church. He’s been on the road playing and singing traditional Gospel Quartet music since his teen years.”
At an early age he recorded with his family group, The New Heavenly Stars. He would later become the lead singer for The Sensational Revelators.
Songs of Hope is Mr. Jackson’s debut solo project. There is literally something on the project for every gospel music taste, from the traditional gospel quartet sound to contemporary arrangements.
One of the online comments for the CD describes it as “an awesome CD! Powerful anointed vocals. This is the type of project you can put in and experience the manifest presence of God.” The reviewer encourages the reader to “don’t just download individual songs, get the whole CD because IT WILL BLESS YOU.” We agree. The reviewer certainly sums up our overall assessment of this CD.
Listen to songs from the CD during the Quartet Mix at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio broadcast.