My Hope: Songs Inspired by the Message and Mission of Billy Graham features 12 brand new recordings from the biggest names in Christian music. The CD is being released in conjunction with Dr. Graham's new book, The Reason for My Hope: Salvation.
1. Newsboys - We Believe
2. Kari Jobe - The Cross is My Confession
3. Michael W. Smith - Take Me Home
4. Lacey Sturm - The Reason
5. Matthew West - So Loved
6. Amy Grant - Just As I Am
7. Israel Houghton - Broken Pieces
8. Nichole Nordeman - Be Our Rescue
9. TobyMac - City on Our Knees
10. Darlene Zschech - The Cross of Christ (My Hope)
11. Tommy Coomes Band - My Hope
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Comprised of stellar keyboard and vocalist, Allan Hall and sibling vocalists Todd and Nicol Smith, this trio has achieved renowned success within the Christian marketplace. Initially, focused on reinterpreting original hymns into their own harmonious style, Selah, an award winning group sets its sights on continuing a growing sales pattern and winning and influencing music consumers well beyond the Christian marketplace.
This album is a return to Fernando's roots – a mixture of both hymns and new songs composed by Fernando with simple and thoughtful arrangements. It was produced by Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss,Nickel Creek) and features background vocals by Alison Krauss, Susan Ashton,Vince Gill, Dan Tyminski, Marsha Skidmore, Jonathan and Amanda Noel, among others.
Fernando Ortega`s fifth album of Christian worship music follows on in a logical progression from his previous releases. His delicate, acoustic-accompanied renditions of these songs have a lot in common with folk music, as opposed to the rock tradition adopted by many contemporary Christian artists. It`s to his credit that he gently draws the listener in over the course of the album with a combination of subtle hooks and fine songwriting.
He`s joined by Christian pop legend Amy Grant on Joseph Hart`s 18th-century hymn "ComeYe Sinners, Poor and Needy," which is given a folk-rock treatment almost worthy of Steeleye Span. Meanwhile, Ortega`s own "Light of Heaven" is the most pop-flavored song in the set. STORM is a fine ... more