We first introduced you to Georgia singer-songwriter Brent Cobb here with his 2020 album, Keep ‘Em On They Toes. So when I read his new release, And Now, Let’s Turn To Page… was going to be his first foray into gospel, I had to bring him back.
Like many legends of country music have done before him, Brent Cobb wanted to continue that great tradition of taking a detour into gospel music with And Now, Let's Turn The Page... Produced, engineered, and mixed by six-time Grammy-winning producer and his cousin, Dave Cobb at RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN, Cobb's fifth album features eight traditional gospel songs plus one new original song (“When It's My Time”), incorporating multiple genres like country, southern rock, blues, folk, and soul and including themes of faith, love, heaven, church, death.
According to his bio, in July 2020, the vehicle Cobb was driving, with his young son inside, got t-boned at a rural four-way stop. That crash made him think about everything that led up to that moment – the fact that he didn’t have his daughter with him because his mother offered to watch her, or that he took a different way to his parents’ house that day, or that he had to turn around and get something he’d forgotten in the house before heading out. “You just start piecing together how everything is sort of intentional,” he says. “And again, I’d always had it in the back of my mind to make a gospel album. That moment of clarity, of almost getting killed, made me think I should just make the gospel album now.”
And like Willie, Elvis, Jerry Lee, Emmylou, Buck, and Loretta so easily handled before him, Brent Cobb has delivered an album which invokes his spiritual side without losing sight of his musical foundation.