Over the past three decades, Rick Lang has compiled an exceptional portfolio as a songwriter. I should have noticed that, but it took Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout to make me realize the strength of his writing and catalog. Thanks to Jerry Salley, the album showcases Rick’s writing through versions with such stellar folks as Claire Lynch, the Whites, Bradley Walker, Dave Adkins, and Larry Cordle. Lang’s particular strength is in writing story songs that are gospel songs rather than the gospel anthems we usually hear. Enjoyable from start to finish.