Viral sensations The Singing Contractors released their highly anticipated Working on a Building, Hymns & Gospel Classics with Gaither Music Group today to critical acclaim. A collection of unique renditions of beloved hymns and gospel classics, Today's Christian Entertainment said there is "no doubt that The Singing Contractors inspire as theyuse their God-given talents to serve others both with music and through putting in an honest day's work of construction," also making note of the pair's "strong vocal performances and a clear desire to encourage listeners' spirits and point them heavenward." The Christian Beat called the debut "a refreshing change of pace in CCM that is sure to continue their viral success."
The foundation of the unlikely pair, comprised of Aaron Gray and Josh Arnett, stems from a viral video of their poignant rendition of "How Great Thou Art," performed in an unfinished corner of a home remodel which led to over one million views in almost 24 hours. Gray shared exclusively with Billboard, "I believe the album shows that we are just two simple guys and very raw, but thankful to have such an unbelievable opportunity."
Hallels said this of the pair's performance, "They both can sing and when they harmonize with each other, they complement each other so well that you may even think they were proteges of the Cathedrals or the Oak Ridge Boys." The Singing Contractors will be celebrating their release in New York City this Monday, taking center stage on Fox & Friends. Tune in Monday morning at 8:50a ET to watch the pair perform LIVE the title track and beloved hymn from their new recording, Working on a Building. The contagious viral duo will also be sharing their story with Guideposts, FoxNews.com, Fox Nation's Starnes Country and more.