JGM Pick of the Week August 16, 2021

“Fear is Not Welcome”
Brian Courtney Wilson feat. Hilary Scott
From the Motown Gospel CD Still (Deluxe) (single release date: July 9, 2021)
www.motowngospel.com

By Robert M. Marovich

While the original version of Brian Courtney Wilson’s “Fear is Not Welcome” was potent enough, for the Deluxe edition of Still, he duets with Hilary Scott, co-lead singer of Lady A (formerly Lady Antebellum) and who, as Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, released the Grammy Award-winning Christian music album, Love Remains.

Together, the two declare holy war on fear, but not without a call for assistance from on high. Echoes of Psalm 23 are tucked into the lyrics like Easter eggs. The song demonstrates that the musical gap between gospel and country music isn’t wide at all. Powerful combo.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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