THE GUARDIANS : Packin’ Up. (Stow Town Records)
The Guardians have claimed their place as one of America’s favourite Southern Gospel trios with their recent hits “Somebody Prays,” “Shoutin’ Sounds,” “Let the Healing Begin” and many others. Group members, Neil Uhrig, John Darin Rowsey, and Dean Hickman, are committed to glorifying the name of our Lord through song. Their collective mission is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, to sing songs that minister to people’s hearts and touch their lives. This latest single shows the band in full flight with an uptempo number that will soon have you tapping your feet. There’s banjo sounds, guitars, a driving rhythm and a full orchestra backing which all go to compliment the band’s tight harmonies. The lively chorus says “I’ve got my sword; I’ve got my shield; I’ve got my ticket that is signed and sealed.” It’s all about being ready for your journey with Christ, and it’s well delivered. As I write, the song is already climbing the US gospel charts and is bound to be another big hit for The Guardians. 8/10.