Recording Lands On 4 Out of 5 â€œStaff Picksâ€ Lists
BLADENBORO, N.C. â€“ Multi-award winning quartet the Dove Brothers started 2010 with a bang with news that last yearâ€™s release â€“ Hold On â€“ was named one of the best recordings of 2009 according to the staff of SoGospelNews.com.
Hold On â€“ the Dove Brothersâ€™ 14th studio release â€“ landed on four out of five â€œStaff Picksâ€ lists â€“ a yearly feature on the popular e-zine that highlightâ€™s the writing staffâ€™s choices for the best releases of the previous year.
Several of the writers had great things to say:
â€œThe Dove Brothers Quartet CD is as good of quartet singing as quartet singing gets,â€ said Deon Unthank, site administrator and reviewer.
James Hales, longtime reviewer and respected critic stated, â€œThis isnâ€™t the Dove Brothers from 5 years ago, or 10 years agoâ€¦this is the Dove Brothers of today. They continue to refresh themselves musically and give listeners something new and exciting with each release.â€
â€œEvery time you think you have these guys figured out, they come up with a fresh way to present and brand themselves,â€ remarked Southern Gospel historian John Scheideman. â€œThis countryesque turn seems to fit them very nicely.â€
In addition, the critics praised lead vocalist and group owner/manager McCray Doveâ€™s newfound vocal interpretation as something of which to take note:
Reviewer Chris Unthank said, â€œThe Oak Ridge Boys meet the Statesmen with this release – and McCray Dove has poured out some of his strongest and most personal vocals to date.â€
Deon Unthank continued in regards to Doveâ€™s vocal performances, â€œI thought on the first song that George Jones was being used as a guest artist, but it was McCray Dove doing some low down country singing.â€
Hold Onâ€™s debut single â€“ â€œA Little Good Newsâ€ â€“ also landed the group a Top 20 hit of the year â€“ as the song ended up at #15 on the SoGospelNews.com Top 40 Weekly Chartâ€™s year-end tally. The second single, the McCray Dove penned â€œHold On,â€ is already making waves at radio â€“ breaking into the Top 5 of the SoGospelNews.com Top 40 Weekly Chart after only three weeks on the radio airplay chart.
McCray Dove responded, â€œWords can not express how blessed we feel at this moment. Hold On is an album where we really feel like we hit our stride.Â To see it recognized in such a way is a really nice bonus!â€
Be listening for the groupâ€™s current single â€“ â€œHold Onâ€ â€“ at Southern Gospel radio all across the country.
More information on the Dove Brothers can be found at http://dovebrothersquartet.com