It was because of a weekly livestreaming concert series on Facebook which amassed more than 2.7 million views since May last year that country artist Lucas Hoge’s first gospel album took shape. Lucas has never been shy about how his faith in Christ is the center of and has shaped his life and career. It only seems natural that he now use his musical gift to reach the fans of his popular country tunes with the tried and true message of the gospel through these storied favorites.
“I started Sunday sessions over 3 years ago and it quickly caught on and has gained quite the fan base. I have never missed a Sunday in that time period and after getting so many requests for a Sunday sessions album I had to figure out how to make that happen. So I took another leap of faith putting this project together compiling some of the most requested songs on Sundays and some of my favorites as well, The Old Rugged Cross was a must record for me not only for the amazing popularity of the hymn but it is the quintessential hymn for Sunday sessions. It’s lyrics, melody and message are why I do these hymns every week.” – Lucas Hoge
The 10-track acoustic album will be available Friday, January 22. Take a listen to his song “Old Rugged Cross” here!