Nashville: Popular Southern Gospel artist Matt Felts has released a new project, Angels On The Battlefield, featuring original Civil War hymns. The historic album features songs familiar to the soldiers of both the North and South, each played on period instruments by Nashville best musicians. The album also includes gripping narrations that honor the role faith played during America’s greatest conflict. Felts was joined in the studio on select songs by an all-star cast including Johnny Minick, Mike Allen and Aaron Minick. “This project has been years in the making. I wanted this to be asÂ accurate to what you would have heard if you joined soldiers around a campfire.” Felts stated.
Â Â Â Â Angels On The Battlefield comes out as the Civil War community celebrates the 150th anniversary of the conflict.Â The projectÂ is scheduled toÂ be carried by all National Parks across America as well as museums andÂ historical gift shops. It will also beÂ sold by major retailers both in the Christian market as well as secular business’s such as Best Buy and Borders. “From the beginning, my goal has been to present God’s love to people that may never come to a Gospel concert or church service. I am overwhelmed the response that we have already received. God is opening huge doors.” added Felts. The project was debuted in Gettysburg in March of this year. “I have heard many Civil War projects and this album is by far the best I have ever heard. It is a must have for any Civil War enthusiast or fan of great music.” Said George Lomas, Civil War expert.
Â Â Â Â Due to the overwhelming repsonse of this album throughout the Civil War community, Felts will be making select appearances at battlefields such as Gettysburg, Fredricksburg and also in Washington, DC.