Del McCoury – The Promised Land

The Del McCoury Band has posted 4 songs from their upcoming gospel release, The Promised Land, on their myspace page. Three of them you can only listen to, but one is available for download. They’ve also released a little information about the songs on the CD.

The Promised Land is the first gospel album Del has recorded, in a career now spanning five decades. Songs on the CD include Cannaans Happy Land (1937), Led By the Masters Hand (1936), It’s Really Surprising (What the Lord Can Do) (1948), and Ain’t Nothing Going to Come up Today That Me and the Lord Can’t Handle (2006 co-written by Del). Del says hisis only regret is not making this album before his mother passed away in 2002.

The fans have been asking for it for several years, and so did my momma, but it just did not feel right before now. During the last couple of years I’ve been able to slow down a bit and take stock of my life. When I look at how my family has been blessed, the real purpose of making a gospel recording is pretty clear. It’s a chance for all of us to say thank you to the One who has given us this wonderful life. I think the cover lets everyone know who we made this album for.