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Musicians i’m happy i listened to: 2008




Alli rogers. I love this girl. Seriously. I was introduced to her when the Addison Road album came out. She co-wrote a song with  Jenny,  the Lead singer, one of the best songs on the record, What do I Know of Holy. She also writes a blog i frequent: allirogers.blogspot.com

arAddison road-  if you have read my blog before you know that i love these guys/girl. I was able to spend time with them this past feb. and they are amazing people!


battistelli2Francesca Battistelli – This chick has a great soulful voice. She can easily hold her own among natasha bedingfield and others.


 jj-hellerjj heller- Amazing, amazing vocalist! I can’t wait to listen to more of her music.

I cannot say enough about her! She is running a great sale on her albums 6 for $50!

jenny-tylerjenny & tyler. This is a husband/wife duo. They have great lyrics to go with amazing vocals. Check out their website by clicking on the Photo. if you like their music, go to Noisetrade to pick up their entire cd as a free download.


jasongray-10071Jason Gray. This guy is not a newbie to the Music industry, and i wish i could have found him earlier!

His cd all the lovely losers is amazing! Grace and the cut are my definite favorites 🙂

kendallKendall Payne. I have two of her five cds, which are really good. The tracks on both of them are  diverse, with some very beautiful lyrics



That’s it for now, I tried to not double up on people that i have already written about in my monthly cd review, but some of these i just couldn’t pass up!

My favorite Books of 2008 will be posted tomorrow!

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Addison Road – Hope Now music video

I love these people!

Have a listen and tell me what you think! you can read the lyrics below.
Also check out Jenny’s blog on the right!

If everything comes down to love
Then just what am I afraid of
When I call out Your name
Something inside awakes in my soul
How quickly I forget I’m Yours

I’m not my own
I’ve been carried by You
All my life

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

When my life is like a storm
Rising waters all I want is the shore
You say I’ll be ok and
Make it through the rain
You are my shelter from the storm

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free
You’ve become my hearts desire
I will sing Your praises higher
Cause Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free

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Music of the Month -November

Phil Wickham – Singalong

this is a free download from Phil Wickham. It has a great mix of his songs and classics. It’s neat to hear him do a live concert too.

starfield1starfield2starfield3 Starfield – the trio!  I love all of their albums!

My favorite album would be “I Will Go” (the last cd) The song Hosanna leads me into my next album… the songwriter herself

brooke Brooke Fraser – Albertine  Great singer, great songwriter! I was introduced to this girl by Mackenzie (thanks!!) I’m passing her on!

ringing-bellDerek Webb – Ringing Bell I really have been  listening to all of the albums i have from him, but this is my most recent. I downloaded from Noisetrade.com. I was introduced to him when he was giving away his album, Mockingbird, a few years ago. I’ve been hooked on him and Caedmon’s Call ever since.

 in-the-name-of-love1In the Name of Love – Various Artists

this cd has a variety of christian artists singing U2’s most recognized songs. I really love U2’s lyrics and the different people who sing them. My favorites are 40 and Sunday Bloody Sunday.

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Music of the Month – October Edition

 I’m starting a monthly tradition. I will take my favorite albums/artists that i’ve been listening to and let you guys know. (Maybe you can tell me your favorite too!)
I will also do this with the books I’ve read that month.

Jon Foreman Fall & Winter eps (just the fall disc, i’ll save the winter for closer to the season… as in tomorrow)- Easily one of my favorite singer and songwriters. Great stuff!

JJ Heller Painted Red i have had this cd for less than a month and have listened to it over 30 times. With an ipod packed with nearly 4,000 songs I know she’s good 🙂 She reminds me of Sara Groves and the lead singer of Addison Road, Jenny Simmons.

 Alli Rogers You and The Evening Sky I actually don’t have this cd, but Noisetrade has a compilation of her songs. She’s a fantastic singer and her songs are amazing!

Joy Whitlock God and a Girl This chick has a seriously passionate voice. Kinda reminds me of mix between Jennifer Knapp and (CBD.com says and i agree) Kendall Payne with a bit of KT Tunstall.

 Downhere Ending is Beginning I love downhere’s music they have songs that I just keep coming back to and discovering all over again. I would also recommend Wide-eyed and Mystified by downhere.

 Jenny & Tyler A Prelude I’ve been really excited to find this guys through an ad on Facebook of all things. They are a Married couple from Nashville. This is an acoustic cd. I don’t have their other one but i know that it’s good!

Bethany Dillon Waking Up Honestly i’m always going to have bethany dillon playing. I’ve loved her music for a long amount of time. On this cd in particular i love You are on Our Side. Seriously amazing stuff.

Alanis Morissette Flavors of Entanglement I’ve really liked Alanis’s voice since the Chronicles of Narnia soundtrack. I don’t like straitjacket (i don’t like hearing words that i don’t say being repeated over and over) I do really like Incomplete, Tapes and Not as We.

That’s what i’ve been listening to this month. Let me know what you have!

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Fantastic Fall Giveaway by Title Trakk…

is now open!

enter at http://www.titletrakk.com/contests.htm 

every day between November 10th and 16th Titletrakk.com is giving away a book or cd to two people

the grand prize is a collection of books, cds and dvd worth $335

this Fantastic Fall Giveaway is hosted by Harvest House & Inpop Records

The Grand Prize Winner will receive:BOOKS:


Whispers of the Bayou by Mindy Starns Clark
Rachel’s Secret by BJ Hoff
Beach Dreams by Trish Perry
Playing God by Michelle McKinney Hammond
White Soul by Brandt Dodson
The Legend of the Firefish by George Bryan Polivka
Finding Marie by Susan Paige Davis

The Power of Praying Through the Bible by Stormie Omartian
A Man After God’s Own Heart by Jim George
Evidence for Faith 101 by Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz


Wake Up! Wake Up! by Everyday Sunday
Rock What You Got by Superchick
Sunday by Tree63
Houston We Are Go by Newsboys (Live CD/DVD)
Nothing Left To Lose by Mat Kearney
I Am Free Worship Collection
Salvation Station by Newworldson
Not Without Love by Jimmy Needham
Pages by Shane & Shane
Colors and Sounds by Article One


Love’s Unfolding Dream
The Ten Commandments Animated
Between the Walls


Check out the blog tour here

Deborah Khuanghlawn @ Books, Movies & Chinese Food

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family

Rel Mollet @ Relz Reviewz

Vennessa Ng @ Illuminating Fiction

Deena Peterson @ A Peek At My Bookshelf

Pattie @ Fresh Brewed Writer

Stacy @ Vader’s Mom

Chris Well @ Learning Curve

Melissa Meeks & Bibliophile’s Retreat

M.C. Pearson @ Mimi’s Pixie Corner

Valerie @ Tea Time With Valerie

Kayla Finley

Wendy @ Tarheel Reviews

Jennifer @ Musing on This, That & The Other Thing

Christy @ Critty Joy

Michelle @ Edgy Inspirational Author

Karri Compton @ Fiction Fanatics

Darcie Gudger & Joy In The Litterbox

Amy Lathrop @ Sprightly

Marietta Taylor @ Mari’s Morning Room

Paul A. Rose Jr. @ Financial Freedom Through Faith

Sharon Hinck @ Stories for the Hero In All Of Us

Brenda Veinotte

Pamela Morrison @ Daysong Reflections

Rhonda @ Beach Reads

Andie @ From Mi POV

Jennifer Tiszai @ A Spacious Place

Kim @ Book Reviews Today

Nora St. Laurent @ Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction

Brittanie @ A Book Lover

Kristi Coday

Michelle Kralicek @ Michelle’s Great Blogs

Sarah @ Jane Austen, Chai Tea, and Me

Bev @ Wandering Wonderings of a Whacked Up Woman

Tara Robertson @ Tara’s View of the World

Melissa @ A Weak Rose

Ronie Kendig @ Craving the Supernaturel

Wendi Barker @ Wendi’s Book Corner

Sunny Boaz @ That Book Addiction

Kim Ford @ A Window to My World

Kristinia @ Loving Heart Mommy

Lizeth Rodriguez

Stacey @ Word Up!

Wyndy @ Wyn Is Reading Books

Laura Hilton @ Lighthouse Academy

Heather @ Misadventures of the Dynamic Uno

Kelly @ Enroute to Life

Dee Stewart @ Christian Fiction

CeeCee @ Book Splurge

Christina Berry @ Posting With Purpose

Jeanene Brown @ Jeanie’s Heavenly Treasures

Karla @ Another Road to Ramble

Virginia Garrett @ Virginia Reads

Nancy Jones @ Sunny Island Breezes

Enter Today!!

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awesome music!

JJ Heller is giving away her latest cd as a free download!


****only until nov 1st!!****

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