As announced by The Recording Academy this morning, Kentucky Music Hall of Famer LARRY CORDLE has received a Grammy Nomination for BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM for Give Me Jesus.
Cordle is now a three-time Grammy nominee, a multi IBMA award winner and one of Nashville’s most accomplished Singer-Songwriters. He has penned mega hits such as “Murder on Music Row” and “Highway 40 Blues.” His songs have been recorded by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and Reba who lands in the same Best Roots Gospel Album category with him.
Cordle, AKA The Mighty Cord, rounded up some of his closest friends to bring the album to life. He is joined by Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Val Storey, Don Rigsby, Bradley Walker, Lethal Jackson Angie La Primm and Gail Mayes on vocals. Cord had to temporarily stop working on the album while he underwent chemo for his leukemia which is now in remission, but eventually released the album that he calls “one of his favorite albums to date.”
“This album was a true labor of love for me. I am humbled to say the least and thankful to those members who voted for Give Me Jesus. It's an honor to be mentioned in the same breath as the other great nominees. I want to dedicate this nomination to my friend Lethal Jackson who passed away November 25th before the nomination was announced. His lead vocal performance on ‘It's A Lonesome Road’ was his last performance on this earth. This one is for you Mr. Lethal. Thank you everyone and Praise Jesus Christ,” said Cord.
1. Two Coats (3:28) Trad arr. By Larry Cordle Vocals: Larry Cordle and Don Rigsby
2. Give Me Jesus (2:39) Trad arr. Larry Cordle; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Val Storey
3. It’s A Lonesome Road (2:32) Carl Story; Lead Vocals by Lethal Jackson with Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Bradley Walker
4. I’ll Meet You In the Morning (3:08) A.E. Brumley; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Val Storey, Bradley Walker
5. The Old Thing’s Walkin’ About (3:37) L. Cordle, L. Shell; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Angie La Primm, Gail Mayes
6. This Blood’s For You (3:44) – L. Cordle, L. Shell; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Chris Latham
8. Gone On Before (3:51) – L. Cordle, R. Bowman; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Val Storey
9. Lost As A Ball In High Weeds (4:27) L. Cordle, L. Shell; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Val Storey, Carl Jackson, Bradley, Walker
10. The Old Ship Of Zion (2:05) T. Dorsey; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Don Rigsby, Bradley Walker
11. The First Step To Heaven (3:08) J. Rushing, E. Gordy, Jr.; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, Bradley Walker
12. Family Bible (3:32) W. Nelson; Vocals: Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson and Bradley Walker
13. When You Pray, Will You Pray For Me (1:09) A. Mier (for Brother Herb): Vocals by: Larry Cordle, Val Storey, Carl Jackson, Bradley Walker