Coming on October 21 will be the release of the Lucid Artist's, a renowned artist management company, content creator and distributor based in Nashville, All is Calm, All is Bright: Songs of Christmas, a thirteen song multi-artist holiday collection of newly recorded Christmas songs.
Producer Andrew Greer has gathered some of Christian music's best and most notable artists to participate in this collection. And they include GRAMMY® Award-winning icon Sandi Patty, multi-platinum mainstay Jaci Velasquez, Dove Award-winning singer-songwriters Cindy Morgan, Ginny Owens and Nic Gonzales (of Salvador), acclaimed duo Seth & Nirva, Greer, plus American Idol's Melinda Doolittle and R&B veteran-turned-worship leader Montell Jordan.
"The lights, the trees, the gifts, these beautiful aspects of Christmas are meaningful because of God's love," Greer shares. "So it was an honor to work with artists whose core desire through music is to share that love. This record is more than a collection of holiday songs, it is the story of God with us."
Distributed nationwide through an exclusive partnership with Parable Christian Stores, the all-new studio recording offers pristine arrangements of eleven time-honored seasonal songs, along with two originals, including "Heartbeat of a Baby," a stirring advent anthem recorded by Velasquez and co-penned by Greer.
"In bringing together some of the most celebrated artists in our industry, who are also my friends, I wanted to gift retailers with a Christmas offering that is personal, yet timeless," Greg Lucid, President, Lucid Artist, explains. "All is Calm, All is Bright seams together the classic sounds listeners expect from a Christmas record with each artist's unique giftings to create a record fit to backdrop every scene of the season. I hope buyers enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it."
1. O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL/ JESU JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING
2. ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH Featuring Cindy Morgan
3. IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER Featuring Ginny Owens + Cindy Morgan
4. BIRDS OF BETHLEHEM
5. IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR Featuring Nic Gonzales (of Salvador) + Seth & Nirva
6. AVE MARIA Featuring Sandi Patty + Andrew Greer
7. SING WE NOEL
8. THE FIRST NOEL Featuring Montell Jordan
9. HEARTBEAT OF A BABY Featuring Jaci Velasquez
10. GENTLE MARY LAID HER CHILD
11. CHILD IN THE MANGER Featuring Melinda Doolittle + Ginny Owens
12. O HOLY NIGHT Featuring Andrew Greer
13. SILENT NIGHT