I have struggled with this post. It's been really hard for me to pick out the top CDs of the year. I've gone back and forth and reordered several times. I've ended up with a top 12, because I've been so indecisive.
And a small disclaimer - this list is only from projects I have reviewed this year. Unfortunately, there are a few releases that I won't have reviews on until next month.
So with all that being said, it was the year for great mixed group releases. They dominate this list, taking the top several spots.
12 - Walk of Faith - The Whisnants
Favorite songs - "Worry Ends Where Faith Begins" and "Go Out Singing"
11 - Happy People - Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
Favorite songs - "Happy People" and "Jesus Changes Everything"
10 - Ready to Sail - The Erwins
Favorite songs - "Greater" and "I Choose to Be a Christian"
9 - A New Chapter - Jim Brady Trio
Favorite songs - "Steppin' Out in Faith" and "Greatest of All Miracles"
8 - Stay - The Old Paths
Favorite songs - "How Great the Debt" and "Ordinary People"
7 - As We Speak - Greater Vision
Favorite songs - "As We Speak" and "Put Out the Fire"
6 - Just Sing - Amber Nelon Thompson
Favorite songs - "God Is Always Good" and "Another Time, Another Place"
5 - Living in Harmony - Triumphant Quartet
Favorite songs - "Living in Harmony," "Amazing God" and "Jesus Must Have Been Here"
4 - After All This Time - The Talleys
Favorite songs - "People in the Line," "Jesus' Blood Is Enough" and "After All This Time"
3 - Small Town - Jeff and Sheri Easter
Favorite songs - "Jesus Loves You," "Small Town Someone" and "Someone's Listening"
2 - Moments Like These - Bowling Family
Favorite songs - "I Was There," "Even When You're Asking Why" and "One Glorious Moment of Faith"
1 - Pray Now - Karen Peck and New River
Favorite songs - "Pray Now," "Hallelujah for the Cross" and "I Choose Christ"
So what do you think? What are your top albums for 2015?