Deep Roots Meets Deeper Roots
Posted March 22, 2019
In 2013, five-time Grammy winner Steven Curtis Chapman released Deep Roots, an album which featured 12 songs, 5 of which are available on the new Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows, released on Chapman’s own New Day distributed-SCSee label. Both albums represent a return to bluegrass, Chapman’s musical roots.
In addition to the 5 songs from Deep Roots, the new album contains eight other songs. The album is comprised of a mixture of well-loved hymns, new versions of Chapman favorites and two new songs. Chapman is joined by Ricky Skaggs, Rascal Flatt’s Gary LeVox and family members on the album, which was produced by Chapman and Brent Milligan.
Below are a few comments about each of the songs:
Where the Bluegrass Grows – This upbeat new song features banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitar and backing vocals. He comes from a place where the bluegrass grows. He can’t believe all the places he and his guitar have been – from the Grand Old Opry stage to Carnegie Hall. He comes right back home when he hears a banjo.
Dive – This Chapman classic is revitalized with the help of Ricky Skaggs. Skaggs had also joined Chapman on “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” on Deep Roots. The song features some excellent banjo and backing vocals.
‘Til The Blue – This is a new song written by Chapman, Lori McKenna and Barry Dean. It features Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts on vocals. This is a beautiful song, featuring acoustic guitar. It’s a song about helping someone going through a difficult time. There are no words to say or answers to give to the questions they are asking. But the friend is there to help carry them through the difficult time.
‘Til the blue returns to your sky
‘Til the laughter returns to your eyes
I’ll be right here to cry with you
And right here to give you a song
To help you go on
Until you’re strong
Cinderella – This Chapman classic was previously available on Deep Roots.
Victory in Jesus – This hymn features Chapman’s father, Herb Chapman Sr., and brother, Herb Chapman Jr.
Great is Thy Faithfulness – This hymn features Chapman’s father, Herb Chapman Sr., and brother Herb Chapman Jr.
My Redeemer is Faithful and True – This Chapman classic was previously available on Deep Roots.
How Great Thou Art – This hymn, featuring Chapman’s daughter in law Jillian Edwards Chapman, was previously available on Deep Roots.
Life is Like a Mountain Railroad – This classic hymn, featuring Chapman’s father, Herb Chapman Sr., and brother, Herb Chapman Jr., was previously available on Deep Roots.
I’ll Fly Away – This classic hymn features good backing vocals, banjo and fiddle.
Without Him – This classic hymn features Chapman’s father, Herb Chapman Sr., and brother Herb Chapman Jr.
Be Still and Know – This Chapman classic, featuring Chapman’s son Caleb Chapman, was previously available on Deep Roots.
I’d Rather Have Jesus – This classic hymn features Chapman’s father, Herb Chapman Sr.
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