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 Rickâ€™s writing through versions with such stellar folks as Claire Lynch, the Whites, Bradley Walker, Dave Adkins, and Larry Cordle. Langâ€™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.