Country Music’s Biggest Stars Narrate the New Testament

Aug. 2022 – Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, is proud to announce the release of the NIV Country Gospel Audio New Testament. This new audio Bible features fourteen of country music’s biggest stars reading the New Testament in today’s best-selling modern-English Bible translation – the New International Version (NIV).

“We are thrilled to have partnered with country music artists we grew up listening to as well as some of today’s biggest names to bring this one-of-a-kind project to life. They all bring a new voice to this sacred text,” said Melinda Bouma, vice president and publisher of Bibles for Zondervan. “Our hope is that it reaches listeners right where they are with the beautiful message of God.”

Whether it’s nine-time Grammy Award winner Hillary Scott reading Luke, legendary Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels reading Mark, 14-time Grammy and eight-time CMA and ACM winner Ricky Skaggs reading Hebrews, or New Artist of the Year Lauren Alaina reading James, listeners will find encouragement and faith as they listen to Scripture read by some of their favorite performers. The full lineup includes:

  • Rory Feek reading Matthew
  • Charlie Daniels reading Mark
  • Hillary Scott reading Luke
  • Cheryl White reading John
  • Sharon White reading Acts
  • Randy Owen reading Romans
  • Carly Pearce reading 1 Corinthians
  • Tracy Lawrence reading 2 Corinthians
  • Linda Davis reading Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians
  • Neal McCoy reading 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon
  • Ricky Skaggs reading Hebrews
  • Lauren Alaina reading James
  • Josh Turner reading 1 and 2 Peter, 1,2, and 3 John, and Jude
  • T. G. Sheppard reading Revelation

The NIV Country Gospel Audio New Testament goes on-sale August 16th. For more information contact