Arden, North Carolina (June 27, 2023) — In the lifespan of every successful musical group, there comes a point where looking back reveals a record of accomplishment that’s worth commemorating — and for 11th Hour, the Southern Gospel trio built around the powerful voice of Amber Eppinette Saunders, that time has come. The result of that retrospective assessment is A Collection of Hits, and the Sonlite Records anthology is just that — though if the truth be told, choosing the 20 tracks, including the brand new “I Am Here,” was no easy task, for whether they were chart-toppers or fan favorites, 11th Hour’s catalog is filled with songs of musical mastery and deep Christian faith.
The album is now available for pre-save/add ahead its July 21 release.
Indeed, save for the Christmas-themed The Greatest Gift, every one of the eight albums 11th Hour has released over the past 13 years is represented on A Collection of Hits, from 2012’s Steppin’ Out to 2021’s Anthem of the Ages, and while there are five #1s — “Jesus Is In The House,” “Mountain Moving Faith,” “Can You Burn,” “He Welcomes The Beggar” and “Doin’ What’s Right,” all featuring Eppinette Saunders’ expressive vocals — there is room for songs with messages of hope and salvation that have touched listeners and lives in ways not always reflected in the charts. The collection also serves as a guide to the growth of the group, with each of its members, present and past, accounted for at least once. There’s even a throwback to their first impactful song, “Room With A View,” that features a lead vocal from one-time member Candice Jordan — while both “I Just Came To Talk With You Lord,” on which Victoria Bowlin takes the lead, and the new single, “I Am Here,” which features the group’s newest member, Garrett Saunders, point unerringly to the trio’s bright future.
“We are so excited about this,” enthuses Amber. “It’s hard to believe the group has been going for over 16 years! This album is a reflection of that and we are blessed to still sing these songs today. Enjoy over a decade worth of 11th Hour music on ONE PROJECT!”
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About 11th Hour
Over the last ten years of traveling on the road, 11th Hour has seen God do some incredible things. With musical influences such as Karen Peck and New River, The Martins, Gold City, and The Kingsmen, 11th Hour has stayed fresh and relevant while maintaining a versatile sound, able to lead congregations in moving times of worship. After reaching high acclaim, in 2012, 11th Hour signed a recording contract with Crossroads Music. They’ve had five #1 songs on the Singing News chart and been nominated for numerous awards in Southern Gospel music such as Singing News Trio of the Year and AGM Album of the Year, while Amber Eppinette was nominated for Soprano of the Year.
Crossroads is a market leader in the Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, and Americana fields. Established in 1993, following the combination of Horizon Music Group and Sonlite Records, Crossroads now operates several divisions including Crossroads Label Group (Horizon Records, Sonlite Records, Mountain Home Music, Skyland Records, Pisgah Ridge Records, Crossroads Records, and Organic Records), Crossroads Distribution, Crossroads Radio Promotions, and Crossroads Recording Studios. Led by a strong executive team of Christian music and Bluegrass music veterans, Crossroads combines cutting-edge technology with creative innovation to connect fans with our artists’ music.