I don’t think of myself as a religious person, nor am I much of an atheist. I don’t often find inspiration from long drawn out sermons or readings of particularly holy books. I do however find great inspiration when a person creates a spiritual masterpiece of music.
For a long time, Christian music has produced some beautiful works. Olden hymns, embodied best by “Amazing Grace” have long served as guidance for people seeking a great discovery. The earliest recordings were often spiritual in nature and many musicians have had to balance faith and career, at various times facing popular pressure.
I do have an Ipod filled with a good amount of Stanley Brothers material.