Homesick for a Country


14 customer reviews

Homesick for a Country

  1. Sweet Beulah Land
  2. I Am the Man, Thomas
  3. I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
  4. Wade in the Water
  5. Far Side Banks of Jordan
  6. All My Tears (Be Washed Away)
  7. Walk Over God’s Heaven
  8. Walking in Jerusalem
  9. More Than a Name on a Wall
  10. Prodigal Son (live at The Little Opry)

  • Description

    The Album

    Homesick for a Country is The Petersens first all-gospel album. The album contains the most requested songs The Petersens have performed in their Branson show over the past two years. These songs have meant so much to our family and it is an honor to see the Lord use them to reach people’s hearts and to be a part of that. The album is dedicated to our sweet grandpa, Jim Yocum, and dear friend, Renee Paxton, who are waiting for us on the far side banks of Jordan.


    The album was produced by John Chapman and engineered by Bill Chapman, both members of the award-winning Chapmans. The album was mastered by Caleb Lindsey from The Lindsey Family. The instrumentation on the project is as follows: Guitar – Matt Petersen, Second Guitar – John Chapman, Mandolin – Jeremy Chapman, Bass – Karen Petersen, Fiddle – Katie Petersen, Banjo – Ellen Petersen, Dobro – Emmett Franz. Vocals on all the tracks are by Katie, Ellen, Matthew, and Julianne Petersen. Vocals are by Katie Petersen, Ellen Petersen, Matt Petersen, and Julianne Petersen. Prodigal Son was recorded live at the Little Opry Theatre.

    Song Information

    Sweet Beulah Land
    Squire Parsons
    Kingsmen Publishing Co

    I Am the Man, Thomas
    Ralph Stanley & Larry Sparks
    ZAP Publishing Co

    I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
    Ira Stanphill
    New Spring Publishing
    Universal Music Publishing Inc

    Wade in the Water
    Public Domain

    Far Side Banks of Jordan
    Terry Smith
    Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp

    All My Tears (Be Washed Away)
    Julie Miller
    Curb Word Music
    Tinkie Tunes

    Walk Over God’s Heaven
    Thomas Dorsey
    Unichappell Music Inc

    Walking in Jerusalem
    Public Domain

    More Than a Name on a Wall
    Jimmy Fortune & John Rimel
    Songs of Universal Inc

    Prodigal Son
    Public Domain

  • Additional information

    Weight 0.08125 lbs
    Dimensions 5.5 × 5 × .2 in


14 reviews for Homesick for a Country

  1. John Russell (verified owner)

    Ashamed to admit I was not familiar with your work until someone brought it to my attention. Phenomenal job at keeping a classic American music style alive! Need to catch up on other discs!

  2. Korey Chandler (verified owner)

    I have been a lifelong traditional country, folk and bluegrass fan. Your music came up in my YouTube suggestions during the height of COVID-19 isolation while I worked from home. This album was my first purchase from your amazing group and I’ve since bought two more. I’ll keep at it until the collection is complete. Every song is top quality and the musicianship among each of you is outstanding. God bless!

  3. Frank Fallin

    I discovered the Petersen Family Band on Linkedin this summer. A friend connection had posted their “Take me Home Country Roads” asking business connections to take 3mins and 20secs to enjoy this beautiful rendition of Country Roads. We live on Rabel Moutain outside of Charleston, WV and our kids both went to WVU for their graduate degrees. Was wondering if it was Bream Presbyterian Church that Mr. Petersen(your Dad) used to attend in Charleston, WV. We hope the Petersen Band will find its way to West Virginia for a performance in the future. You could pack out the Charleston Civic Center with just the Country Roads song. 🙂 I have not heard this CD yet but have asked for it for Christmas. Have heard a lot of the songs on YouTube and really enjoy them. Hope I make the good list this year so I get that CD for Christmas. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving All!

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