Sneak peek from Steve Gulley

Family, Friends & Fellowship - Steve GulleySteve Gulley has shared samples of a few tracks from his upcoming Rural Rhythm album, Family, Friends & Fellowship, due for wide release on July 22.

While not an explicitly Gospel project, Gulley sees this one as an attempt to share his own faith journey, and some of the various inspirations he has experienced along the way.

Steve has also sent along his own comments on these songs, plus information on who tracked these with him.

What Would You Have Me Do?

“An original tune that addresses the problem of depression. I hope it helps someone not feel alone during their fight.”


Adam Steffey is on mandolin, Tim Stafford on guitar, Ron Stewart on fiddle, Mark Fain on bass, and Mark Laws on percussion. Gulley sings lead.

The Scars In His Hands

“This is another original that I recorded with Mountain Heart on The Journey project several years back. That album has been out of print for the past few years and folks still ask for it. It’s a reflective song that talks about what the Lord was thinking on Calvary’s hill. It also is a self-examination as to our being worthy of the price he paid there. This is a more stripped down and laid back arrangement than the previous one, more like the way I wrote it.”


Kenny Smith on guitar/harmony vocal, Amanda Smith on harmony vocal, Jason Burleson on mandolin, Phil Leadbetter on reso-guitar, Brandon Godman on fiddle, and Steve Gulley on lead vocal/bass).

I Never Shall Forget The Day

“An old ‘jubilee’ type Gospel song that many have sung in churches or on southern Gospel recordings for many years. I wanted Joe Mullins on this record, and asked him about song suggestions and he came up with this one for us to do. I did it in a pure bluegrass arrangement while still keeping the uplifting feel of the song and it’s message.”


Joe Mullins on banjo/lead vocal on verse 2, Adam Steffey on mandolin, Tim Stafford on guitar, Ron Stewart on fiddle, Mark Fain on bass, Steve Gulley on lead and harmony vocals, and Debbie Gulley on harmony vocal.

Look for Family, Friends & Fellowship on July 22.

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