I scour the internet for the latest worship songs from independent & label projects for the best of what’s “NEXT”, particularly for those who don’t subscribe to the “one-size-fits-all” mindset of simply pulling from the CCLI Top 25 (though I don’t deny that can be a great place to start). I listen, play along, & analyze to see which ones float to the top. I hope this curated list of new worship songs helps you better serve your congregation in the coming year! I can confidently assure you that this is one of our best collections yet!
Sometimes a song manages to be fresh by reaching back instead of forward – like some of Johnny Cash’s best spirituals, Ryan Clair – a newcomer from the 10,000 Fathers circles on Old Bear Records – hits one out of the ballpark. A rewrite (dare I call it a modernization because it is does not sound modern) of this historic spiritual, he added intensity & grit to the already powerful song. I won’t lie – this isn’t for every church, but we led it at mine, in which there are deep familial connections to Lynyrd Skynyrd & the Old South, & they LOVED IT.