Regaining Your Christmas Spirit: A Review of “Angels Sing”

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With a cast like Harry Connick Jr., Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Connie Britton (who’s proved her singing chops on two seasons of “Nashville), you might expect the movie “Angels Sing” (newly available on DVD and Video On Demand) to be some kind of concert film. But while there is music sprinkled throughout, [Read More...]

Holiness and Hootenannies on the Best Christmas Album of 2013

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As a fan of The Lower Lights previous albums of folk-and-bluegrass-flavored hymns and Christmas classics, I looked forward to their newest Christmas offering called “The Lower Lights Sing Noel.” Happily, the album did not disappoint. While I very much enjoyed Kelly Clarkson’s new Christmas album, “The Lower Lights Sing Noel” qualifies as my pick for [Read More...]

UPDATE: At the End of the Day, Lord, I Pray I Have a Life That’s Good

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On a recent episode of the ABC series “Nashville,” sisters Lennon and Maisy Stella (ages 14 and nine) sang an original song called “A Life That’s Good.” It’s sung from the point of view of a person who is hoping to make the right choices in life and be blessed with good things along the [Read More...]

The Condition of Our Hearts Affects the Way We See: An Interview with Danny Gokey

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“Fear and faith have one thing in common: they both ask you to believe in something that hasn’t happened yet.” Former “American Idol” contestant and country singer Danny Gokey lived those words after his wife Sophia died due to a congenital heart defect during their fourth year of marriage. Sophia had experienced ongoing medical problems [Read More...]


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