I'm Coming Up On The Rough Side Of The Mountain!

Gospel Icon Bishop F.C. Barnes passed away July 11, 2011  he was 82 years young.
Bishop F.C.   Barnes began singing in quartets when he was 14 years old. He would later record eight albums with Rev. Janice Brown and “Rough Side of the Mountain” became the most popular album remaining #1 on the gospel charts for more than a year, selling over 500,000 copies.  Every black church choir in the South sang and rock  Rough Side of the Mountain. 

 Bishop Barnes spent his entire recording career on Atlanta International Records, (Air Gospel) a subsidiary of The Malaco Music Group. He recorded 15 albums, not including appearances on several LP's with his son, Gospel Legend Luther Barnes and the widely successful direct marketing campaign infomercial entitled, Gospel Legends. Bishop Barnes has received numerous Stellar Award nominations as well as a Dove Award nomination. When you deliver the real gospel in song it never gets old. Years later, it's still relevant and have meaning.   Rest In Peach Bishop  F.C. Barnes.


  1. my mom & dad played this song every morning when i was a little girl and today i still love this song

  2. i list to this song maybe 5 to 6 times a week sometimes more .just bring tears to my eyes thinking about how my Grandmother use to sing it to me.love this song


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