Everyone loves a little good music. Am I right? Or am I right? Well! Let me tell you a little something. My friends are some of the most talented musicians you will ever come across and I can prove it!
Tonight was the CD release party of Shady Groves latest project “Step Inside Here”. If you remember, I had a post not too long ago for another CD they release by Stevan Parra, and if you haven’t checked that out…you should!
Not only was tonight one of the best nights of worship I have had in a long time, but I was just blown back by how blessed my friends are with the gift of worship and music skills. There were some of those moments where your mind just turns off and you feel speechless. Some of those moments where all your heart and soul can do is soak it in…those happened tonight. This CD is such an incredible testimony to the power of worship and the gifting the Lord has laid on these incredible people. I had the great honor to do back ground vocals for the album 🙂 and feel so blessed to play a small part in such a great and worthy opportunity! So I urge you, I beckon you, I beg you…go check this out. Even if it’s just to prove me wrong. You will not be disappointed!
All of the songs are wonderful but I feel the urge to give a shout out to my favorites (in no particular order):
1. Rain Down (performed by my wonderful friend and worship leading partner on sundays) – Austin Benjamin just sounds so great on this one.
2. Beautiful is He (written by Stevan Parra) – This song is powerful. Prepare yourself. And…Christina Smith just sings it like an angel.
3. Step Inside Here – This song just rocks. Thats all.
4. Your Love is Better (performed by the one and only Lauren Dunn and written by the incredible Grayson Belvin) – Be ready to fall in love. Beautifully written, performed and orchestrated. The words are so true.
Buy it on itunes NOW! I will even give you a link…here ya go! 🙂
And as if the night couldn’t get any better… Doug Burr performed at the after party. This guy is awesome!!! If you haven’t ever heard him…you need to. Like now. He is such a talented writer, and his music is so soothing! Love his style so much. You will too!
Oh! AND! There was a button maker there…so naturally…Michael and I had one made! Unfortunately, my natural smile is large on its own, which doesn’t bode well for fake smile pictures and such. Sorry I can’t do cool cheesy faces Michael. (please excuse my hair. thank you.)