Nashville, TN (October 14, 2020)
Les Butler‘s most personal album to date, I Like Southern Gospel Style the Best, features powerful songs from the TOP writers in the industry; Larry Petree, Stephen Phillips, Roger Duncan, Ronny Hinson, Rebecca Peck, Darryle Delander Wilson, Eric Horner, Tommy & Matthew Browder, Daryl Mosley, and Stephen Phillips.
Les states, “This is a very personal album for me. 4 of the 11 songs contain the word “my” in the title. I’m glad Jesus is a personal savior! I’m glad I am his and he is mine!
“Not For Long,” was written by Rebecca Peck. I had just talked to my Aunt who was telling me that my Uncle probably had hours to live. I told her that we’d be sad for now, but not for long. As soon as I said it, my spirit nudged me. I knew I was onto something. So I called Rebecca. The next day, she sent me the song.
I also have a special bonus cut that ties into the song, “That’s My Preacher,” that includes preachers who have impacted my life like my dad, my father-in-law and the preacher who was preaching the night I was saved. A portion of that message is included on this special cut. Again, this is a very personal album to me.”
The album includes award-winning musicians, Milton Smith, Jason Roller, Robb Tripp, Scotty Sanders, Matt Butler, and Les Butler, himself! Add to the mix, an all-star lineup of stellar guest vocalists, such as Ronny Hinson, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Primitive Qt, Mark Wheeler, Tim Raybon, Lindsay Huggins and Les’ talented wife, Bev Butler, you have an album that is sure to be loved by all who hear it!
Jeff Easter states, ” Sheri and I have always been fans of Les’ piano playing and singing we’re so glad we were able to sing on this record.”
“That’s My Preacher,” is the first radio single from this new project; just in time for Pastor Appreciation Month! Be looking for, “I Like Southern Gospel Style the Best,” the title track, to be released in January 2021; this is a unique song written by Larry Petree and contains some very special surprises!