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  • MercyMe "I Can Only Imagine – The Very Best of MercyMe" Album Review

    MercyMe made talking about heaven and the afterlife cool again. Within the milieu of Western society, no topic scatters a crowd quicker than talking about death. But in 2001, MercyMe burst onto the musical scene and top the charts with a party pooper. "I Can Only Image" is one of the most sober and most celebratory treatise of heaven on this side of the Millennium. The song was unequivocally embraced by almost every genre of music, from AC to rock to pop to Christian and even country, making it the group's signature song!

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  • Guy Penrod “Blessed Assurance” Album Review

    "Blessed Assurance" is part of this cycle as Penrod again revisits 11 hymns done in his inimitable country style. There's nothing wrong with a hymns album except that this is Penrod's third one with each released only a couple of years apart. Does Guy Penrod seriously want to make his career out of merely singing hymns and songs associated with other acts?

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  • Michael W. Smith “A Million Lights” and “Surrounded” Albums Review

    Michael W. Smith has been known to craft songs without any expiration dates. After more than three decades, his song "Friends" is still the soundtrack of countless graduations, farewell parties, and funerals.

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  • Johnny Minick & the Stewart Brothers “Johnny Minick & the Stewart Brothers” Album Review

    Johnny Minick & the Stewart Brothers' debut album for Gaither Music is an important record. These are songs that put the adjective "western" back into music. These songs resurrect a music genre that was once a vital fabric of American music. Back in the 1940s right into the 60s, western or cowboy music was a piece of American culture and history.

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  • ** CLASSIC CHRISTIAN ALBUM *** Susan Ashton "The Thief" EP Review

    So, what is this EP like? As they say a picture is worth a thousand words, the album cover is most telling. The cover depicts a black crow perched on a tree branch. Perhaps because of their plumage, their unnerving calls and their tendency to eat carrion, crows are often symbolic of being harbingers of gloom and sin. Likewise these songs revolve around how often we have allowed Satan (the thief) to bring us gloom because we do not know how to face up to our sins.

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  • Mark Bishop “A Different Light” Album Review

    Mark Bishop is a storyteller extraordinaire. With a keening eye towards the minute details of life's happenstance, Bishop flourishes a three dimensional realism in his story-songs that we can't help but be drawn in, not as a spectator, but as a member of the story's plotline.

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  • Paul Baloche “Ultimate Collection” Album Review

    So, after all these years, what's the secret of Baloche's success? Baloche knows how to hold the perfect pitch between memorability, depth and diversity.

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  • Ernie Hasse & Signature Sound “Clear Skies” Album Review

    "Clear Skies" is not a mere meteorological prediction. Rather, it's a prophetic statement of faith. When Ernie Haase and Signature Sound (EHSS) were making this project, Ernie's sister Tara was fighting a losing battle with cancer. Just a few weeks shy of the album's drop date, Tara was sadly called home to her Maker. Thus, "Clear Skies" was born and nurtured across stormy weather where nimbus clouds were omnipresent.

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  • Jake Cowley “A Song for You” EP Review

    Jake Cowley has a voice that commands attention. Despite being only 20 years-old, Cowley's voice doesn't belie his age. With the impassionate gravitas of Josh Groban and the expressive versatility of Al Green, Jake Cowley's voice is certainly tailored to sing the great standards from the American songbook.

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  • Sally Quick “A Tribute to Dottie Rambo” Album Review

    You don't have to be even familiar with Southern Gospel music to know the music of Dottie Rambo. Way back in 1996, the iconic Whitney Houston brought Dottie Rambo's "I Go to the Rock" to the fore with her glass-shattering and awe-inspiring version which she recorded for the 6 times Platinum selling soundtrack "The Preacher's Wife" and its ensuing movie of the same titular.

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