Southbound, composed of Clint Brown, Seth J. Elbe and Jody Braselton, released their debut, self-titled album today via Daywind Records. Southbound features the trio’s Southern Gospel roots with powerful lyrics and harmonies bringing a brand-new sound to old classics and a soulful feel to new songs. To stream or download Southbound, click HERE.
Southbound’s lead single, “Address Change Notification,” has been quickly climbing the charts. The trio also released a video to accompany the song, which Southern Gospel News deemed “one of the best Southern Gospel debut singles of the 2020s.”
“Since we were all kids, our lives were surrounded by Southern Gospel music. We never dreamed that the songs of our childhood would ever become the songs we now write and record, but here we are headed southbound and singing Southern Gospel music!” shared Brown.
Southbound recently appeared on the popular syndicated radio program, “The Gospel Greats,” hosted by Rodney Baucom. They debuted the project’s tracks, “Gonna Be Alright,” “A Little Something Like That” and “Daystar,” as well as “The Blood Medley,” which includes “Jesus Paid it All,” “Nothing but the Blood” and “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power.”
Produced by Brown with executive producer Dottie Leonard Miller, the album also includes the Southbound-penned “He’s Got a Way” that the members were inspired to write by Braselton’s son, who is autistic. A portion of proceeds from Southbound and the trio’s live shows will benefit the Autism Society of America with a goal to advance from awareness to acceptance.
The longtime friends and worship music veterans have known each other for over 20 years. Brown is the lead pastor of Judah Church in Orlando, Fla., where Elbe serves as the worship pastor. Braselton is the worship pastor at Central Church in Covington, Ga. Southbound is currently taking their music and message across the country on tour. For tickets and more information, click HERE.
SOUTHBOUND TRACK LISTING
1. Power in the Blood
Lewis E. Jones
2. Address Change Notification / What a Day That Will Be
J. Michael Wilson / Jim Hill
3. No Better Than That
4. He’s Got a Way
Clint Brown, Joseph Braselton, and Seth J. Elbe
5. A Little Something Like That
6. Sometimes It Takes a Mountain
Gloria Gaither and Mark Mathis
7. Gonna Be Alright
Clint Brown and Jeff Ferguson
9. The Blood Medley (Jesus Paid it All, Nothing but the Blood, The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power)
10. Mighty River
Clint Brown and Taylor Brown
11. He’s Been There All the Time
Clint Brown and Jeff Ferguson
12. Graves into Gardens
Christopher Joel Brown, Steven Furtick, Tiffany Hammer and Brandon Lake
SOUTHBOUND TOUR DATES
Sept. 26 Praising Place – Charlotte, N.C.
Sept. 28 – 29 National Quartet Convention – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Sept. 30 New Harvest Church – Maryville, Tenn.
Oct. 7 Central Church – Covington, Ga.
Oct. 10 Metro Tab Church – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Oct. 15 Solid Rock Church – Birmingham, Ala.
Oct. 20 Live Concert Video Shoot – Franklin, Tenn.
Oct. 28 – Atlanta, Ga.
Oct. 29 First Independent Methodist – Eatonton, Ga.
Nov. 4 Grace Church – Joplin, Mo.
Nov. 7 Quest Church – Norman, Okla.
Nov. 11 TBA – Boston, Mass.
Nov. 19 Liberty Church – LaGrange, Ga.
Dec. 5 Great Life Church – Spring Hill, Fla.
Dec. 22 SOW Church – Wilmington, N.C.
Dec. 30 Judah Church – Orlando, Fla.
Jan. 6 The Assembly at Warner Robins – Byron, Ga. w/ Pastor Rod Parsley
Jan. 15 Hula Bowl – University of Central Florida – Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 2 Winter Gospel Music Convention – Wimauma, Fla.