Dean put together a collection of traditional hymns and gospel music for his fourth CD, Picking the Faith. A new original song, Play On, Pauline, is among the album’s 14 tracks. The physical CD includes The Champions performing Hard Times Come Again No More, a bonus track that is not available for download.
Picking the Faith :
An amazing sounding album which combines great harmonies with fantastic songs that at times are played with just an acoustic guitar; all of which is to Phelps advantage and certainly a joy to hear. (Russell Hill, Maverick Magazine, March 2009)
Travel with me through a variety of musical influences. This 2006 album was my first project with Indianapolis and Nashville producer Steve Creech. When we teamed up to record This Old House, we explored all of my musical influences: country, rock, gospel and acoustic.
Usually limiting myself to Allison Krauss and the Cox Family when it comes to bluegrass gospel and country gospel sort of sounds, I wasn’t really expecting a CD with enough decent tracks that I would stick it on at home for my own enjoyment — but that’s what I got. We added all the tracks, have gotten great positive feedback from our listeners, and I continue to listen to it myself. (Annika Karlsson, Operations Director, Victory Radio)