Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and musician Brent Cobb recently had a near-death experience in July 2020, when the vehicle that Cobb was driving with his young son inside got T-boned at a rural four-way stop. As a result, Cobb is so grateful to God for another chance in life that he decided to record a brand new Gospel album. And Now, Let's Turn To Page... which will be released on Jan. 28, 2022 via his own label, Ol' Buddy Records.
"I'd always had it in the back of my mind to make a gospel album," the songwriter said in a statement. "That moment of clarity, of almost getting killed, made me think I should just make the gospel album now."
The album, which was produced by Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio A, includes new renditions of eight traditional gospel favorites, as well as one original track, "When It's My Time," penned by Cobb, his wife Layne and Mike Harmeier. The album is preceded by the lead single "We Shall Rise," which is available now.
Reflecting on the project, Cobb shares, "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. I'm just trying to carry on that torch."
The album was also a family affair of sorts for Cobb, who enlisted the help of his wife, his mother Renee Cobb, his sister Alecia Grant, his father Patrick Cobb and his cousin Dave on the closing track, "Blessed Be The Tie That Binds." Also featured on the project are backing vocals from Anderson East, Caylee Hammack, and members of Antioch, a Georgia-based gospel group led by Cobb's father.
And Now, Let's Turn To Page... Track List:
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