Brent Cobb to Release Gospel Album “And Now, Let’s Turn to Page…”
It used to be a long, storied tradition in country music. If you really wanted to establish yourself as someone well-versed in the roots and modes of the music, you released a Gospel album. Even if it didn’t sell like your original stuff, even if you didn’t see yourself as especially religious, these are the songs that many of the traditions of country music spring from. It was a rite of passage.
For Brent Cobb, the motivation to record a Gospel album isn’t just symbolism. Although he’d wanted to record a Gospel album for a long time, it was a near-death experience in July 2020 when the vehicle that he was driving with his young son inside, got T-boned at a crossroads in the country. Afterwards, Cobb found a renewed outlook on life.
He recalls, “You just start piecing together how everything is sort of intentional…I’d always had it in the back of my mind to make a gospel album. That moment of clarity, of almost getting killed, made me think I should just make the gospel album now.”
Produced by cousin Dave Cobb in historic Studio ‘A’ in Nashville, And Now, Let’s Turn to Page… to be released January 28th, 2022 will include eight familiar hymns along with an original song written by Brent Cobb and his wife. It will be released on his own Ol’ Buddy Records. And if the first song “We Shall Rise” is any indication, Brent Cobb will bring his uniquely funky Georgia roots to the effort.
“I’ve always wanted to make a southern gospel album because it’s what I come from, but also it used to seem like a rite of passage for country singers to make a gospel album,” Brent says. “It all comes from gospel music. That’s where country music came from. I’m just trying to carry that torch.”
A Grammy-nominated performer, Brent Cobb released his last original studio album called Keep ‘Em On They Toes in 2020. He also recently released a children’s book called Little Stuff.
And Now, Let’s Turn to Page… is available for pre-order.
1. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
2. When It’s My Time
3. In the Garden
4. Are You Washed in the Blood?
5. Softly and Tenderly
6. Old Rugged Cross
7. We Shall Rise
8. Old Country Church
9. Blessed Be the Tie That Binds
October 21, 2021 @ 7:55 am
As a Catholic I am looking forward to listening to this. Brent’s album, Sunshine on a Rainy Day is still one of my favorites.
October 21, 2021 @ 10:24 am
Shine On Rainy Day*
October 21, 2021 @ 6:54 pm
Thank you, I knew that didn’t seem right when I typed it!
October 21, 2021 @ 8:11 am
If “We Shall Rise” is any indication, this will be a fantastic album.
October 21, 2021 @ 8:17 am
I love Brent Cobb and i love southern gospel so…BINGO!
Since we’re here anyone’s familiar with Willam Prince?
He’s a gospel singer and his latest album “gospel first nation” is pretty country sounding.
October 21, 2021 @ 9:54 am
Thanks for the recommendation, sounds great!
October 21, 2021 @ 10:17 am
I like this one.
Appreciate that the production isn’t slick.
Thanks for the recommendation.
October 21, 2021 @ 10:40 am
I’ve listened to William Prince before. I really want to love his stuff, great voice, but his songs are so melancholy and downbeat. It’s not something I’m itching to listen to, too often.
October 21, 2021 @ 8:21 am
It’s refreshing to have an artist like him to do an album like this
October 21, 2021 @ 9:43 am
Brent Cobb is under rated.
October 21, 2021 @ 10:28 am
I would love to see more country artists putting out gospel albums again. Although I feel with the indie guys like Sturgill, Childers, and Jinks, it would not feel natural at all. But hey, if David Allan Coe and Johnny Paycheck can sing gospel songs, so can they.
October 21, 2021 @ 12:29 pm
Jinks singing a Gospel album doesn’t sound as out of the question, just… it would be a real different sort of album.
He wrestles with his belief in God in a whole bunch of songs already.
October 21, 2021 @ 1:15 pm
To be honest I haven’t listened to much of Jinks’ material and I was primarily going off of the outlaw image. I would love it if he put out a full-on gospel album one day.
Even for music row acts, I would like to see some gospel albums come out. I think Midland singing gospel tunes would be the soundtrack of Heaven!
October 21, 2021 @ 1:09 pm
Could see Tyler doing it, easily
October 21, 2021 @ 1:22 pm
Last time I saw Tyler Childers, he started the set off with two (semi) Gospel songs, “Old Country Church” and “Take My Hounds to Heaven.”
October 21, 2021 @ 1:39 pm
That is awesome. : D
Hope you don’t mind that i am including this link for “Old Country Church”, with Tyler and Marty Stuart.
(Still kicking myself for missing The Royal Hounds at Hard Truth Hills last Saturday night …)
October 21, 2021 @ 3:09 pm
Got to see Marty & the Fabulous Superlatives for the first time Saturday night at an amazing venue in the tiny town of Brownfield, Maine called the Stone Mountain Arts Center. Literally miles from nowhere with terrific albeit expensive food, a warm barn like venue, with a great sold out crowd and a fantastic show from Marty & company! Only sad to not meet Marty in person or be able to take pictures during the show but a wonderful experience In a great atmosphere!
October 21, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
Wow, Terry – Cool venue.
So much going on. Gorgeous details.
Looks like fun, warm atmosphere.
Could see where there would be great ambience.
So Happy for you that you were able to see Marty & The Superlatives live!
Have not had the pleasure.
October 21, 2021 @ 4:27 pm
I don’t like the gospel version of Take My Hounds to Heaven (which is my favorite Childers song). I prefer the straight country one, but it worked in that moment after Church.
I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of Cobb’s gospel album.
October 23, 2021 @ 6:32 pm
You mean like this one?
Everybody was engaged on this one.
Wonder how Ty is coming with the fiddle…
Think it is cooler than shi* that he practices getting better in front of an audience.
Real. That’s what Childers is.
100%, Kentucky fried, Straight up Real
October 23, 2021 @ 6:42 pm
Guess it would help to attach the link, my bad.
October 28, 2021 @ 2:12 pm
The reason I say it wouldn’t seem natural is because Childers has sold merch with satanic imagery. Seems a little odd to any practicing Christian to listen to a gospel tune sung by someone who is comfortable playing with satanic imagery.
Gospel doesn’t go well with the psychedelic vibe he and others have going on.
October 22, 2021 @ 7:13 am
Sturgill’s got a couple gospel songs of his own already too.
October 21, 2021 @ 10:34 am
I’m glad cousin Dave Cobb is back on production. Brent’s last album, despite some good songs, sounded really deflated. Never get an indie rock producer to produce your country album.
Brent’s a good songwriter, but not the best vocalist. He really benefits on record from a good crew of backup singers, pickers, and a little production magic. That’s what Dave is good at.
October 21, 2021 @ 11:16 am
If you like We Shall Rise, you may like Paul thorn’s Too blessed to be stressed album.
October 21, 2021 @ 2:07 pm
Paul Thorn is great. +1
October 21, 2021 @ 11:35 am
Some of the best musical experiences I have had were during my time playing telecaster in various African American churches. Even as an atheist (or at the time budding atheist) there was so much to learn and appreciate due to function of church as community center for lack of better term that is very different than the white evangelical church I spent so many years in. Was about to get back to it when big globalist invented a made up virus to force people to get microchipped by Satan or whatever is going on here, maybe I will listen to some Mahalia Jackson tonight! I like the song list here, sounds like a clear winner!
October 22, 2021 @ 9:01 am
Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album. I tend to judge these types of gospel projects against Wade Bowen’s, which probably isn’t fair to the new stuff.
October 22, 2021 @ 11:32 am
Johnny Paycheck made a Gospel album. So regardless of who does it now, it’s already been done.
October 22, 2021 @ 4:11 pm
There are albums that, when I first hear them, sound fine but ultimately nothing special, only one of many, but that I then find myself going back to and really appreciating after a year or two or three (whereas many others I liked much more when they came out I never go back to). Keep ‘Em on They Toes is one of those albums. I’m looking forward to this.
October 23, 2021 @ 6:21 am
This sounds great. Hope the rest of the album sounds like this.
January 23, 2022 @ 6:24 am
This is truly a great album. Kudos to Brent.