If Christmas is getting a little dull, or even stressful, stop everything, close your eyes and listen to this song. I could repeat the chorus of How Many Kings by Downhere daily from now till Jan 1st, or longer. In my opinion it is one of the top Christmas worship songs. How many kings stepped down from their thrones? How many lords have abandoned their homes? How many greats have become the least for me? And how many gods have poured out their hearts To romance a world that is torn all apart? How many fathers gave up their sons for me? ONLY ONE DID THAT FOR ME! Favorite Christmas
No really. I'm a huge fan, and have been since I got to enjoy Harry Connick, Jr's music in a small private concert in 2010. I was as impressed with his musicians as I was Harry's crooning. His new album, That Would Be Me, is such a mix of peppy make-you-dance tunes and fall-in-love-ballads. I can't seem to listen to it all at once, because it just covers too many moods and I'm a sap who likes to listen to music that fits my current mood. So, one day I listen to all the slow songs, and the next day I dance to the upbeat songs while cleaning the house. Having often wondered if I was born in the wrong
Every so often a really cool project comes my way. When the Wildflower Festival needed someone to write bios for the ten finalists in their singer-songwriter contest, a friend recommended me. I hit it off with the content coordinator, and the rest is history. I had the distinct pleasure of getting to interview these artists, some by phone and some via email. I even got to meet one of them and hear her in concert! Writing about their lives, their art, and their passion was an honor. Thank you, Angela, Annalise, Cherie, Crystal, Lola, Brad, Frank, George, John, and Richard for taking the time to share
I'm pretty vocal about my ban on Christmas decor and music anytime before Thanksgiving weekend. I have a real problem with my favorite holiday being overshadowed. However, Christmas music is my favorite, and Hallelujah is one of my favorite songs, so I'm going to allow, promote and share this song even in early November. You can buy Cloverton music, including the soundtrack for this song, on Amazon.com! Amazon affiliate link used in this post.
I've always been a fan of music that features the piano. I learned to play when I was thirteen and I still get butterflies every time I see a beautiful piano. The cello was an instrument I never paid much attention to since I wasn't a fan of violins till I became an adult. I'm still pretty picky about what I'd consider good violin or cello music. The Piano Guys combine good cello with amazing piano and I'm quickly becoming a fan! Sony sent me a pre-release copy of The Piano Guys' new album, Wonders, which can be found in stores on October 7th. I have been listening to it over and over. It's so hard
I was talking to some friends recently about music and the arts and how so often we find that people only support the arts they approve of, especially in the Christian culture. I grew up listening to a very limited selection of music and wasn't introduced to much else till I was in my late teens because "not all Christian music was wholesome" and non-Christian music certainly wasn't ok. Fast forward many years and you'll find me liking and supporting a wide variety of music. I feel that Christian or not, when you have been given the gift of music and you share it with the world, you are ministering to