Located at http://www.ronsgospelmusic.org
World Class Music Recorded by international artist Ron Thompson

Last Updated on 9/27/2015

All of these songs but one were written by James Ronald Thompson BMI Publisher Treed Lion Music BMI

The southern gospel music industry has been a great disappointment. Almost all of the southern gospel labels lack the moral or christian integrity to answer e-mail inquiries. Their music, by and large, isn't of sufficient quality to be accepted and played to a great extent on international radio stations. One forum posting linked below states that Singing News Magazine created a board composed of themselves and ONLY representatives from so called major labels. According to the posting, it appears that this board removed those radio stations that did not fit their purpose. The idea that there should be a limited number of reporting stations is a false statement because statistically, the more data available for a survey, the better the results. The only possible reasons for this practice are either laziness or the deliberate intent to skew the charts in favor of certain record labels. The current structure of this system blocks independent artists and the evangelical mission of gospel music. Based on replies received thus far from southern gospel reporting stations, it appears that some radio stations are obligated to ONLY play the music from major labels. If this is true, this genre has become a stumbling block to the cause of Christ, particularly blocking independent artists who are recording strictly as a ministry. I'm reminded of Jesus' anger with the money changers in the temple. What difference is there between southern gospel music if it has become nothing more than a money making enterprise? My opinion is that a few record labels have a death grip on Southern Gospel music. Maybe that is why the genre appears to be dying. I think that what is happening is a violation of U. S. anti-trust laws and should be prosecuted. Maybe that is why some gospel labels are being forced to create their own fan based charts just to get their artists played and recognized. Maybe Singing News Magazine will lose support and all creditability when Christians realoze what is happening.

It also should be noted that the writing and recording of these songs is as a hobby and not intended for a money making vocation. For that reason these songs are made available as free downloads.
The following Mp3 files are recorded as 320k files. To listen to the albums, please download the MP3 file and then save it to your hard drive. Then open the file and listen to it using your media player. If you try to listen to the files directly through modem link, you will probably experience pauses because the modem most likely will not be able to handle the data at a fast enough rate.

Procedure to download the first group of files:
1. Put the mouse arrow directly on the song title.
2. Click the right mouse button and choose "Save Target As or Save link as" option. (Some browsers have a download link or different options.)
3. These files directly below are not password protected.
4. A directory location on your computer will open as a location box.
5. You can click on the save option using the file name or type another name or choose another location and then click the save box.
6. Either write down the location given in the box or the one you choose as an alternate.
7. Write down the file name shown in the bottom box and after the download you can go to the location it is saved and click on the file name to play it or add to your play list or your cd burn list.

The songwriter's background for each of these songs is given by this file:
Click here for story behind the following songs.

Southern Gospel

     Song title                                      Click on song title for mp3 file or chart names underneath the title to see scanned images of actual charts the song made.

The Widow's Mite

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The River Of Life

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The Old Swimming Hole

Childhood Memories

The Lukewarm Church

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Singing By The River***This song was written by Ron's dad, Clarence "Tompy" Thompson about 1953 and recorded by Ron as a memorial song to his dad.

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Take My Hand And Guide Me

Shell Shocked Soldier

A Visit From The Son

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Feet Of Clay

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Momma's Ring

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A Cold Wind Is Blowing

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The Word Of God Says Sinner Man

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The Word Of The Living God


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Country and Bluegrass Gospel

     Song title                                      Click on song title for mp3 file or chart names underneath the title to see scanned images of actual charts the song made.

Daddy Was A Farmer

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The Last Warning

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God's Country Of Love

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***Note: In 2017 a later release by Ron and Dallena Thompson of God's Country Of Love charted in the top 40 and top 20 of Indieworld's Top 40 International Country Music Chart.    Indie World Chart

Written Down In Blood

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Redneck Preacher Man

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A Game Called Religion

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Country and Bluegrass Music

     Song title                                      Click on song title for mp3 file or chart names underneath the title to see scanned images of actual charts the song made.

Skinny Dip Fishing

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Great Grandpa's Whiskey Jug

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That Old Collie Dog

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Ballad Of A Liberal Dog

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Make Believe

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Momma's Hillbilly Boy

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Tennessee Mountain Boy


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Papa's Mountain Logic

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It Takes A Lot Of Doing

Empty Promises

Only God Can Say

Redneck Blue Eyes and Bad Attitude

Scottish Rags

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Dreams Don't Come Easy

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Smokey Mountain Bear Race

You Ain't Country Boy

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Storms On The Mountain

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The Ballad Of Old Snort

Election Infection

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The Ballad Of Mary C

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The Covenanter's Quest

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Country and Bluegrass Christmas Songs

     Song title                                      Click on song title for mp3 file or chart names underneath the title to see scanned images of actual charts the song made.

Santa and the Moonshine Still

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Santa and the FAA

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Momma's Christmas Tree

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The following Mp3 files are recorded as 320k files. To listen to the albums, please download the MP3 file and then save it to your hard drive. Then open the file and listen to it using your media player. If you try to listen to the files directly through modem link, you will probably experience pauses because the modem most likely will not be able to handle the data at a fast enough rate.

Procedure to download:
1. Put the mouse arrow directly on the "x" that follows the song title.
2. Click the right mouse button and choose "Save Target As" option. (Some browsers have download link or different options.)
3. When the box opens type thompsons into the upper box as user name.
4. Type ronsfile into the lower box as password
5. Then click "OK" and a box will open to allow you to choose where to put the file on your computer hard drive.
6. Either write down the location given in the box to the right of "save in" or change it.
7. Write down the file name in the bottom box and after the download you can click on it to play it or add to your play list.

           Song Titles Of 2015 Charting Songs                                                           

User name of thompsons and password of ronsfile are required to download the following mp3 files.

1.   It Don't Matter Any More         x

Feb 2015 chart    Another Feb. 2015 chart    A July 2015 chart

2.   That's The Way Of Life             x

May 2015 chart    June 2015 chart    August 2015 chart    

2.   That Old Lawyer Guy                x

August 2015 chart    

3.   Puttin On A Show                      x

August 2015 chart         July 2015 N. Y. Review

4.   The Lying Dog Monkey                      x

August 2015 chart

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