Thursday, January 13, 2011

Have a little faith

We're not sure how long the list below has been around, probably quite awhile.  We're sharing it today because we ... got ... nothin'!

We think "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," which has been around more than 100 years and covered by thousands of artists, is far and away the best song on this list. Some our favorite treatments have been offered up by The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Doc Watson and The Staples, but our favorite of all comes from Gregg Allman, who recorded it for his first solo album Laid Back in 1973.

An amazing live gospel version appears on the import The Gregg Allman Tour from 1974.  Here's a link to that cut:

CMT's Greatest Songs of Faith

20. Blessed, Martina McBride
19. I'm Working on a Building, Bill Monroe
18. Unanswered Prayers, Garth Brooks
17. Wings of a Dove, Ferlin Husky
16. Love Without End Amen, George Strait
15. Uncloudy Day, Willie Nelson
14. Angel Band, Flatt & Scruggs
13. I Believe, Diamond Rio
12. Farther Along, Emmylou Harris
11. Keep on the Sunny Side, The Carter Family
10. Long Black Train, Josh Turner
9. Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Roy Acuff
8. Love Can Build a Bridge, The Judds
7. Daddy Sang Bass, Johnny Cash
6. I'll Fly Away, Soundtrack
5. Three Wooden Crosses, Randy Travis
4. How Great Thou Art, Elvis Presley
3. Go Rest High on That Mountain, Vince Gill
2. Why Me, Kris Kristofferson
1. I Saw the Light, Hank Williams


  1. That song was part of many Brothers jams. I believe they played it at Duane's funeral.

  2. Thanks for the link Jimbo. I still remember that picture and article in Rolling Stone. Greg's first record was great, and on Jackson Browne's first record he gives Greg credit for showing him how to play his own song.