Country music hasn’t seen the rise of a supergroup since Alabama in 1980, but that doesn’t mean the woods aren’t full of contenders. Shenandoah forged its very commercial reputation on a soulful gospel-and-bluegrass blend, with lead singer Marty Raybon’s searing sincerity making even the tritest songs about small-town Southern values and attitudes memorable. On Long Time Comin’ the band opts for a fuller pop sound, losing some of its rootsy appeal but none of its pledge to family and friendship. B-
Long Time Comin'