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With the release of Almost Home, their first new album in three years, the legendary vocal group Blind Boys of Alabama culminate a legacy that stretches back a full seven decades. It's a remarkable trajectory, borne in the most challenging of circumstances, but 70 years later, two original members, Charles Fountain and Jimmy Carter, still remain at the helm, upholding southern gospel tradition while consisting pushing at the boundaries and finding continuing relevance with contemporary audiences. With five Grammys under their collective belts (including a Lifetime Achievement Award), entry into the Gospel Hall of Fame and stunning collaborations with dozens of artists of note, The Blind Boys have done more to bring their sacred sounds to the foreground than any other artist or group mining similar terrain. The new album is a testament to that prowess, but it also serves to cap a career exemplified by the stirring sound of their seamless harmonies and profound conviction.

To celebrate this milestone, Paste offers a list of 20 of The Blind Boys of Alabama's most momentous musical accomplishments. READ THE Paste LIST