With elegant simplicity, the Chuck Wagon Gang honors Maybelle, A.P. and Sara Carter on songs like "The Honey In The Rock," "The Old Gospel Ship," and "On The Rock Where Moses Stood."
"The Meeting In The Air," the album's first gospel single, describes the glorious day we'll be called to heaven, where doubters and skeptics will be missing.
The title track, "There's No Depression In Heaven," encompasses the theme of recognizing the human condition and life's struggles and how faith and God's word can carry people through the darkest days with the promise of Heaven.
I am going where there's no depression
To a lovely land that's free from care
I will leave this world of toil and trouble
For my home in Heav'n, I'm going there
In "Somebody's Boy," the Chuck Wagon Gang sings of a mother's pain at the thought of her son wandering in the world. As she ages, she longs for her son's return and makes it clear she'll welcome him as he is.
Other songs include, "When Our Lord Shall Come Again," "Am I A Soldier Of The Cross," The Heart That Was Broken For Me," "Anchored In Love Divine,"and "There's A Hill Lone And Grey."
The album closes with "The Bible In The Cabin," a song about how a family Bible becomes precious over the many years it is used.
Tis the old precious Bible, blessed Bible
That she read in the cabin by the sea
Tis the old-fashioned Bible, the old precious Bible
Tis the Bible that my mother gave to me
"It has truly been an honor for us to be part of bringing this remarkable tribute of theFirst Family of Country Music to fruition," says Smith. "In true Chuck Wagon Gang style, we believe these songs will minister to your heart as the Gang's music has done for over 80 years."
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About the Chuck Wagon Gang
Although the Chuck Wagon Gang has been around since 1936 - undergoing many personnel changes over the years - its sound and devotion to old-fashioned gospel has remained much the same. Their greatest significance is that the band provides an important link between country music and traditional sacred songs of the South. This music, has moved Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, and generations of gospel singers and open-eared listeners. For more than 80 years, the Chuck Wagon Gang has offered hope and harmony, faith and family. Now in its third generation, the Chuck Wagon Gang features alto singer Shaye Smith, tenor singer Stan Hill, soprano singer Melissa Kemper and guitarist Karl Smakula