Cheri Keaggy is one of those familiar faces we catch up with every year at NRB Convention. It’s always fun to learn what she’s been working on and what’s happened since we last talked. This year in our interview she shared about her beautiful romance with a carpenter.
Whenever I get a new CD to review, I’m always so excited to listen that I don’t often bother to read about the artist or the inspiration for the music. When I got Julie Elias’ album A Girl Like Me, I was in the midst of Christmas present wrapping, so I immediately popped it in and bopped to the uplifting music. It made me feel youthful and brought back memories of artists I enjoyed in my younger years. I listened to it over and over, enjoying her beautiful voice, the powerful lyrics, and the pleasant tunes.
As a member of a husband-wife creative duo, I always love seeing other couples serving together. Scott and Ginger Tabot have found a creative way to combine their talents. Live SoulFull is a music-driven Bible study with Scott providing the study material and Ginger providing music that enriches the teaching. Together they’ve created a multisensory experience.
Matthew West is one of my favorite musical artists, so I was excited to get the opportunity to review his latest cd, All In. I got it last week and couldn’t wait to pop it in and listen to it. I’m happy to announce, it was just as good as I expected. That’s one thing I like about Matthew West. He’s consistent. You know his music is going to be upbeat and catchy.
It’s always fun to discover new music to enjoy. I received my copy of Forever while we were in the midst of filming, so I listened to it while gathering costumes and getting props ready between film days. I especially enjoyed the instrumentation as it has a very soothing feeling about it. The entire album has a gentle, peaceful sound.
I’ve been a fan of Mandisa since the moment she first appeared on AMERICAN IDOL 5. I loved not only her voice but her sweet spirit and her courage to take a stand as a Christian. Since then I’ve followed her career and enjoyed listening to her music, so I was glad for the opportunity to review OUT OF THE DARK, her latest CD.
OUT OF THE DARK feels a little more political than her previous music, but it still maintains her high energy level, unique musical style, and bold faith statements. It’s great music to uplift and encourage you.