Ralph and Carter Stanley rank among the top Bluegrass players of all-time. Only Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs entered into the prestigious Bluegrass Hall Of Honor prior to them. Ralph Edmund Stanley was born February 25, 1927. His older brother, carter Glen Stanley was born August 27, 1925. The Carter boys were with music as a focal point in their family. The brothers talented mother, Lucy Smith Stanley, taught Carter how to play the guitar, and taught Ralph old-style banjo pickin. The boys Primitive Baptist Church upbringing afforded them plenty of time to develop their talents when they played music and sang in church. When the Stanleys sang a Gospel song, you can be sure that they sang it from the heart. As the years passed, the brothers perfected the beautiful harmonies and split-second instrumental timing that only comes from a lifetime of playing together. The local musical influences in the Clinch Mountain area also provided fertile soil for the Stanleys to hone their skills. In time, the Stanley Brothers became expert mountain Bluegrass traditionalists to the core. Ralph Stanleys rising tenor vocals can evoke strong emotions when applied to the conviction-stirring songs included on this collection of the Stanleys greatest Gospel hits. In 2002, Ralphs vocals won him a Grammy Award. Sadly, Carter Stanley died many years earlier of health problems at the young age of 41. Many of the songs the Stanley Brothers recorded were Gospel songs. This collection includes 16 of their best.