With songs about praising the Lord and preaching the good news, One Day In The Past reminds followers of Christ to get back to basics â€” remember what God has done and can do for you, give Him glory, and tell others His story.
The message is built on tradition, a theme the Down East Boys carry through One Day In The Past. â€œBeat Up Bible,â€ the first single, which has already reached the top 5 on the national charts in just three months, is a rich, heartfelt rendition of the popular Little Big Town song that paints the picture of a â€œworn out and torn upâ€ book used by generations to teach the value of prayer and unwavering trust in God.
â€œThis song takes me back to my grandparents and the Christian heritage they showed to me,â€ says lead singer Ricky Carden. â€œTheir Bibles are worn and tattered from the many hours spent studying the word. We need more beat up Bibles in our homes.â€
â€œTestimony Time,â€ an upbeat driving tune written by Sandy Knight, tells of people being unafraid to tell what God has done for them. “Come gather round and spread the news /Â Tell what the Lord has done for you, and let the whole world know that God is good.â€
The album closes with â€œBeautiful Valley,â€ a new recording of the Down East Boysâ€™ first chart topping song from 1989 that has all the elements of a great gospel song: a classic country sound and a message that relates easily with almost everyone with notes of faith and perseverance.
As a whole, One Day In The Past carries on the Down East Boysâ€™ ministry with honesty and passion for the Lord.
“This is by far my favorite album weâ€™ve ever recorded, and thatâ€™s a lot of albums over almost 30 years. I feel the lineup of guys we have now in combination with the songs and arrangements has made that total connection needed to have a successful album,” says Carden. “We are overwhelmed with the response ‘Beat Up Bible’ is getting, but itâ€™s not just that song. Our hope and prayer is that when listeners hear this new album, they will be taken to a place in their minds when life was simpler, and we focused more on just how great God is to each of us. Itâ€™s had that effect on us as a group, and I believe it will to the listeners as well.”
Listen to One Day In The Past HERE.