UnWrapping Christmas with Future of Forestry’s Eric Owyoung

Future of Forestry has been heralding in the Christmas season with their Advent Christmas, Vol. 2 EP.   If you’re looking for a different take on classic carols, then this album is for you.  Beautifully orchestrated with a plethora of instruments, Advent Christmas, Vol. 2 will be sure to be the most electric album in yourContinue reading “UnWrapping Christmas with Future of Forestry’s Eric Owyoung”

Wrap-Up on 12 Days of Christmas Music

To wrap up “12 Days of Christmas Music,” we decided to ask the artists to share a little insight on their Christmas projects.  And keep checking back with Backseat Writer as we continue to UnWrap Christmas.  Our special holiday coverage continues through Jan. 2. BARLOWGIRL ON HOME FOR CHRISTMAS:: Why did you decide to releaseContinue reading “Wrap-Up on 12 Days of Christmas Music”

Review:: It’s Christmas – Mandisa

By Sarah Merkel The artist simply known as Mandisa became a household name as she entered the final rounds of “American Idol’s” fifth season.  After her debut album, fans were craving more and Mandisa decided to expand on her four song EP to produce a new holiday album called It’s Christmas.  Soulful and original, It’sContinue reading “Review:: It’s Christmas – Mandisa”

Review:: Glory in the Highest – Shane & Shane

By TJ Gehman Shane & Shane’s Glory in the Highest brings a refreshing acoustic and soulful blend to Christmas music. The passion behind the music shows through in the dynamic vocal blends of the Shane Barnard and Shane Everett. Each song is diverse and unique. From “White Christmas” to “O Come Let Us Adore Him”,Continue reading “Review:: Glory in the Highest – Shane & Shane”

Review:: O Holy Night – Sara Groves

By Andrew Wilhelm O Holy Night is a unique and soothing album featuring the silky voice of Sara Groves. Sit back with a mug of hot cocoa as you listen to old favorites, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” and new soft-rock ballades like “Toy Packaging.” It is a versatile album that is sure toContinue reading “Review:: O Holy Night – Sara Groves”

Review:: Let It Snow Baby…Let it Reindeer – Relient K

By Amy Sondova Last year Relient K released their first full-length Christmas album; this year they’re releasing it again with three new songs available for digital download (“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Silver Bells,” and “O Holy Night”).  Let It Snow Baby…Let it Reindeer features the reworking some classics like “12 Days of Christmas”, “HaveContinue reading “Review:: Let It Snow Baby…Let it Reindeer – Relient K”