Personnel includes: Bob Carlisle, Bryan Duncan (vocals); Gary Byrnette, David Luther Cleveland (guitar); The Nashville String Machine (strings); Regie Hamm (piano, drums, percussion, programming); Kirk "Jellyroll" Johnson (harmonica); Mike Haynes, Mark Douthit, Chris McDonald (horns); Kent Hooper (keyboards, programming); Jeffrey Roach, Byron Hagen (keyboards); Matt Pierson (bass); Greg Harrington, Scott Williamson (drums); Ken Lewis, (percussion); Tom Hemby, Dennis Patton (programming); Yolanda Montijo Hamm (samples); Dan Mukula (loops); Kim Keyes, Tabitha Fair, Leanne Palmore, Darwin Hobbs, Melodie Crittenden, Rebecca Brown (background vocals).
Engineers include: Paul Jenkins, Ron Jaggers, Lou Carter.
Personnel: Byron Hagen (vocals); Gary Burnette (guitar); Mike Haynes , Mark Douthit, Chris McDonald (horns); Greg Harrington, Regie Hamm, Scott Williamson (drums); Ken Lewis (percussion); Dennis Patton, Tom Hemby (programming); Darwin Hobbs, Rebecca Brown, Melodie Crittenden, Tabitha Fair, LeAnne Palmore, Kim Keyes (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Bill Deaton.
Recording information: Bulldog Studios, Franklin, TN; Darkhorse Studios, Franklin, TN; RMS, Las Vegas, NV; Smokehouse, Franklin, TN; Velvet Elvis, Nashville, TN.
Singer and songwriter Bob Carlisle does plenty of gospel music, but listeners will notice lots of different styles stirred into the contemporary Christian tunes he has recorded on this millennium album, Nothing but the Truth. After his big 1997 award-winning hit "Butterfly Kisses," Carlisle found himself in the spotlight as a crossover artist, landing new fans from the country music world. It's a place he seems comfortable in. On this album, he mixes gospel lyrics with rhythm & blues, soul, and just a tiny little touch of pop/rock. There are a number of songs on this offering that have plenty of listening appeal, including "Lay Your Hands on Me," "Love Is the Answer," "River of Peace," and "Watched by an Angel." Most of the tunes on Nothing but the Truth were written or co-written by Carlisle. This is an uplifting album for CCM fans to add to their collections. ~ Charlotte Dillon