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Originally posted 2013-10-07 00:01:38.

Passion: Free Music Resources & Giveaway

Passion’s is committed to producing praise & worship music that reaches the masses. Check out their free music resources

Passion Free Music Resources

Passion does conferences around the country, calling their tour dates worship nights.  I find that quite interesting.  Their website not only lists their music and where to purchase, it goes above and beyond by providing free resources to churches and individuals.  Their site provides chord charts, presenter files, performance video, multitracks and even tutorials for keys, guitar and drums.  I appreciate that they are putting the resources out there so that churches can utilize their music, it’s also a genius marketing strategy.  Of course, that may just be me and my skepticism.

One of the quotes on their site completely grabbed my attention: “We Sing because We’ve Seen”.  I find that absolutely beautiful.  While I don’t sing much anymore, there was a time when I did.  I hope to one day be back to a place in my heart where the pain no longer masks the glories I’ve seen.  People say that one can get back, unfortunately no one ever is able to give instructions on how to get there.  I can’t honestly say that I’ll ever understand how Job was able to keep going, though I do realize one keeps walking for lack of choice.  What I don’t get, is how he was able to keep and increase his love and faith for God.  While I still have both, they are greatly tainted with pain and heartache.

Passion: Whole Heart

Passion’s album Whole Heart is a live album recorded in Atlanta, Georgia at their 2018 conference.  Below are the list of songs on the album.  Be sure and check them out.

01. Whole Heart (feat. Kristian Stanfill)
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02. Almighty God (feat. Sean Curran)
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03. God, You’re So Good (feat. Kristian Stanfill & Melodie Malone)
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04. Reckless Love (feat. Melodie Malone)
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05. Heaven (feat. Sean Curran)
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06. More Like Jesus (feat. Kristian Stanfill)
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07. Hallelujah, Our God Reigns (feat. Brett Younker)
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08. Ghost (feat. Crowder)
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09. Ever Almighty (feat. Melodie Malone)
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10. Great Are You Lord (feat. Matt Redman)
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11. All My Hope (feat. Crowder & Tauren Wells)

Additional Free Christian Resources for Churches, Sunday School, Homeschool, etc:

Salvation Bracelet Tutorial

Gospel Plane Printable

Free Gospel String Magic Lesson

The Star Scene & Nativity Printables 

Rod Stewart’s Time Review

Rod Stewart has been making albums and playing music since long before I was born.  Though his looks may have aged, his voice is timeless.  Reaching many achievements throughout his career, he has just come out with yet another great album ‘Time’. Keep Reading!

Originally posted 2013-05-26 11:32:19.

Sentimental Journey by #EmmyRossum Video and Review

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Emmy Rossum’s passionate voice takes you to a new place with each song on her new album ‘Sentimental Journey.’  Although the album title song is not my favorite on the disc, I love the way she transports you into the different world of each song.  One can imagine that if watching her perform live, she would be very descriptive in her movements as she sang the story told in each song.

Emmy recently signed with WB, but she’s been acting, singing and writing for a while now.  She started singing as a child and in a world of synthesized music, it’s a breath of fresh air to hear a modern day singer belting out classic songs from a period of simpler times.  Her album is full of songs meant to guide you along a sentimental journey of song for each month of the year that she chose.  Each song is a remake of classic songs by Doris Day, Edith Piaf, May Blooms, Frank Sinatra and more.”Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month,” Emmy explained. “Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months.”

They definitely elicit feelings of a simpler time and she seems to lift one’s mood with the passion in her voice.  I enjoyed listening to her album, and have loved reviewing it (listening multiple times to ensure I got a good taste), but what I look forward to the most is when she does an album with her own songs.  Although she does an excellent job with these songs, I believe that her voice has a range that just wasn’t quite explored with this album.  “Sentimental Journey” is just the beginning for Emmy Rossum.
You can get your copy on iTunes, Amazon or wherever when it’s released on January 29th.  Follow her on twitter @EmmyRossum https://twitter.com/emmyrossumGet ready, this will be your new go to songs for those long days!
Sentimental Journey Track Listing:
  1. “Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
  2. “The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
  3. “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
  4. “These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
  5. “(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
  6. “Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
  7. “Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
  8. “All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
  9. “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
  10. “Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert)
  11. “Things” (Bobby Darin)
  12. “Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)
I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

 

Originally posted 2013-01-26 15:40:00.

Kyle Sherman: Album Review

kyle_cover_FINAL copyWebsite: http://www.kyleshermanmusic.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kyleshermanmusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/KyleShermanTX YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com
/user/RayLynnRecordsAlbum Bio Fort Worth-based singer-songwriter Kyle Sherman recently signed on as the flagship artist to brand new label RayLynn Records, an opportunity that presented itself during a time period when a record deal wasn’t even on his radar. “It’s crazy how God works,” Kyle says. ‘Five years ago, I pushed pretty hard to do my own thing as a singer-songwriter, but every well I approached would dry up. It clearly wasn’t the right time.” So Kyle continued on a path of leading worship, taking a full-time role as worship leader at Lifechurch.TV’s Fort Worth campus under the leadership of renowned pastor/author Craig Groeschel. Just 3-years later Kyle made it back to Nashville, pouring his heart into a microphone at Sony studio with veteran producer and country singer-songwriter Mark Collie making his first album. God is faithful. Hear Me, the result of those sessions, is an eclectic and authentic mix of rootsy, southern soul.

Originally posted 2012-10-09 05:00:00.

Kutless Music CD

Kutless Music CD Giveaway

If you haven’t heard of Kutless before, you should listen to them now!  Below is all kinds of information and they are even giving away copies of their new albums!  Love that!  Be sure and go down to read more, then enter to win!

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Difference Between Surviving & Getting Through #everymilemattered #flyby

The Nichole Nordeman may be my anthem for a while.  A great reminder, one which literally sings a reminder that while things may not be fabulous, we are making it.  I don’t know if I am in a place for all of her music to speak to me, but Every Mile Mattered by Nichole Nordeman is just the album for where I am right at this moment.  A bit of inspiration, without any message being thrown in my face, just a selection of songs that remind us to go on, that we aren’t doing terribly.  To be honest, I can’t listen to prosperity Christian music anymore.  If you think God won’t allow us to carry more than we can bare, you’ve clearly been very lucky because I promise you, He will.  One might argue that I’ve gotten through, or am getting through, but those people don’t know the difference between surviving and living.  As a survivor, I carry more than I can bare each and every day, pulling me down to the depths of sorrow by things I didn’t even know were there.  Yet I go on, usually at something resembling an army crawl, because I have no choice.  He gave me more than I could bare, I don’t know what He has in store next but I’m still breathing.

I definitely recommend checking out Nichole Nordeman, especially if you are like me and are drowning under the burden.  We have to do whatever we can to keep moving, giving up is not an option.

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#TennesseeChristmas with Amy Grant Review

amy-grant-tennessee-christmasWhen I was growing up, I loved the smooth voice of Amy Grant.  I would listed to her songs over and over!  Among my favorites, Say You’ll Be Mine, Big Yellow Taxi and Lucky One to name just a few!  They always made me feel so good and I loved singing them in my room as I played.  Good memories of summer come up in my mind when I think of it, the warm breeze coming in through my open window.  Yeah, it brings a smile to my face!  I really needed that memory today and am grateful it came to me!

On to her newest album: Tennessee Christmas It is the first I’ve heard of her in quite some time and I was very excited when I got the offer to receive the album for free in exchange for this review!  A FREE Amy Grant CD just for doing what I already do?  Of course!  Her voice has changed over the years, not quite the same as it was 20 years ago.  In my opinion, she has developed a more jazz like voice that is very beautiful.  Throughout the album, she has added her own special touches and memories to share with us.  I would love to hear her do some blues and jazz!

They are asking us to share videos using the hashtag #TNChristmasSurprise that they will use to make a compilation video to share from Amy’s social media accounts.  It will be a video similar to this one.

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15 Things we Can Learn From Disney: Brought to You By #JazzLovesDisney

This is a sponsored post from Disney Music and One2One Network. All opinions are always my own.  I truly enjoyed Jazz Loves Disney!Jazz Loves DisneyThere’s something about the music from Disney movies that just makes your heart happy.  It had never occurred to me before how much Disney music is Jazz, or influenced by it.  Sitting here listening to Jazz Loves Disney is so incredibly relaxing.  Such an awesome collection of songs redone into a jazz sound!  It definitely is a happy mellow I’ve got going on!  It’s awesome that the kids love it too, since it makes them think of their favorite Disney movies!  There is so much talent compiled on this one disc!  I honestly could not say it better than the quote on the Amazon album description:

Jazz Loves Disney was recorded between Paris, London and Los Angeles by a dream cast. It is incredibly coherent, as if all participants had agreed to pay a rightful tribute to the most beautiful and symbolic tunes of Walt Disney’s magic world, as if nothing was too good for the stars when they revisited the classics and the sweet childhood memories connected to them.

Available November 18, 2016, Disney Loves Jazz is a must have for your music collection.  Inspiration, relaxation and a great new way to introduce the little ones to Jazz!  I love that you can even order it on Vinyl!  Just trust me, this one is one you will want to listen to over and over again!

I love the French version of  Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo performed by Stacy Kent.  Her voice is amazingly smooth and the words in French seem so beautiful to me!  French is the language of love for a reason, but I think the beauty in it is the most ‘love’ one can find!  The Bare Necessities is so much fun too!  It already had it’s own jazz feeling and these artists put it over the top!  They had me moving as I listen to Jazz Loves Disney!

Jazz Loves Disney Playlist

  1. Dreams can come true and even if the dreams don’t turn out the way we wanted them, they can be just as good or even better!  (Big Hero 6)
  2.  Being a Princess doesn’t mean that everything is always handed to you. (Thanks to my favorite Disney movie! The Princess & The Frog)
  3.  Friends are always important, even if they don’t do the right thing. (Toy Story)
  4. We have to learn from the past, not dwell on it.  (The Lion King)
  5.  True value comes in ‘who’ not ‘what’.  (Aladdin)
  6.  Being an ungrateful, petulant child is annoying. (okay, so this is one you are reminded of if your toddler insists on watching Beauty and the Beast over and OVER and over again!)  I had never quite grasped what an ungrateful child Belle was.  Don’t believe me, just watch it over and over. You’ll get it!  Stinks too because that is one of my very favorites!
  7.  It is better to be yourself, people will love you for who you really are. (The Little Mermaid)
  8.  Keep going, no matter what! (Thanks Dory, Finding Nemo & Finding Dory)
  9.  Listen to your inner voice.  It’s probably right.  (Pinocchio)
  10.  Tough times teach us and make us better, even inspire us..  (Mulan and Mulan 2)
  11.  There are tons of things to learn from people who aren’t like us. (Pocahontas)
  12.  Life is ever changing but each part a new beginning! (Up!)
  13.  Ohana.  Family.  The most important of anything. (Lilo & Stitch)
  14.  It’s okay to be different!  Accept who we are!  (Wreck It Ralph)
  15.  Always dream big for the future! (Meet the Robinsons’)

#MercyMe Christmas CD: It’s Christmas!

mercymeMercy Me It’s Christmas​ CD will be available in Pizza Ranch locations beginning November 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  It has 4 exclusive songs that can only be found on the CD version being sold by Pizza Ranch.  Each CD will be sold for $5 plus tax.  Pizza Ranch will give away the CD with a $25 gift card purchase as well as sell the full album at each of its 200 locations throughout the Midwest and Great Plains states.  “We are so excited to debut our new Christmas album, MercyMe, It’s Christmas, with Pizza Ranch” said Bart Millard with MercyMe. “Pizza Ranch is a fantastic restaurant with a great mission to glorify God. It’s the perfect gift to give this Christmas season and the perfect CD to get you in the Christmas spirit.”

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Everyone loves Christmas music, right?  The only problem is that over playing thing they do around the Holidays.  So, before you get played out check out Mercy Me in their CD done for Pizza Ranch.  With great voices singing all these wonderful songs, you’ll definitely want to add this CD to your Christmas music collection!!!

PizzaRanchAbout Pizza Ranch:
Cultivating its mission “To give every guest a legendary experience” since its inception in 1981, Pizza Ranch connects with its communities in a way that provides bridges for friends, family and colleagues to come together. Today, Pizza Ranch is based in Orange City, Iowa and owns, operates and franchises over 190 locations in 13 states. Consistent growth has been a Pizza Ranch staple, as the brand has become a beacon of community involvement and exceptional food. The Pizza Ranch buffet features legendary pizzas, salads and desserts, and is delivered with an unmatched service quality.  “We are extremely blessed to have a very close connection with our guests,” said Adrie Groeneweg, co-founder and president of Pizza Ranch. “This project extends the brand’s essence to a new dimension beyond our four walls and into their lives. It’s a new kind of way for us to relate to our loyal fans.”

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