The Booth Brothers performed a mind-blowing rendition of Three Wooden Crosses recorded live At Gaither Studios. “Three Wooden Crosses” was written by Kim Williams and Doug Johnson, and sung by country superstar Randy Travis in his album Rise and Shine.
The song was released in 2002 and became the number-one single by Travis. “Three Wooden Crosses” became Song of the Year and also won a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association. The song is about four passengers- a farmer, a teacher, a hooker, and a preacher, the last two were “searching for souls”, traveling by bus traveling from America to Mexico.
The bus gets involved in a fatal accident which kills 3 of the 4 passengers leaving only the hooker alive and the preacher gave his bloodstained Bible to her, the end of the song reveals that the hooker survived and had a son, who read the Bible and became a preacher himself.
A farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher
Ridin’ on a midnight bus bound for Mexico
One’s headed for vacation, one for higher education
And two of them were searchin’ for lost souls
That driver never ever saw the stop sign
And eighteen wheelers can’t stop on a dime
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
Why there’s not four of them, Heaven only knows
I guess it’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you
It’s what you leave behind you when you go
The Booth Brothers comprise Ronnie, Michael, and Paul who are well-loved Southern Gospel Singers, according to their website, and by singing they believe they are ministering to audiences and are fulfilling God’s call in their lives.
I just love these Booth Brothers and their singing is so anointed . I was also blessed to see them in person. This song sung by Randy Travis was special also.