Karaoke Dive-By

On Friday night, I let loose with a few friends for some karaoke fun at our friendly, neighborhood pub.  Now when I think of “pub,” imagery of The Inn of the Prancing Pony from the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings comes to mind.  (If you’re not a LOTR nerd, I knowContinue reading “Karaoke Dive-By”

Praised Singer/Songwriter Josh Wilson Launches Website in Response to Fan Reaction of Latest Single “Fall Apart”

From The Media Collective: (Nashville, Tenn) June 16, 2011–Sparrow Records’ critically acclaimed artist Josh Wilson has a history of penning riveting songs that tug at the heartstrings of listeners. As with his captivating chart topper “Before the Morning” (Life is Not a Snapshot, 2009) and now his latest single “Fall Apart” (See You, 2011) testimonialsContinue reading “Praised Singer/Songwriter Josh Wilson Launches Website in Response to Fan Reaction of Latest Single “Fall Apart””

Show Hope :: Purchase For A Purpose

Introducing Show Hope Merchandise, Benefiting Orphans Around The World; Show Hope Offers “Shirts Of Hope” Adoption Fundraising Opportunity Show Hope™, the adoption organization founded by Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman, wants to make your Christmas shopping easy this season while also making a difference in the life of an orphan. Introducing Show Hope’s merchandiseContinue reading “Show Hope :: Purchase For A Purpose”

Book Review:: Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman

By Donna Landis How do you survive the death of a beloved little daughter? How do you deal with your 17 year-old son’s feeling of guilt because he was driving the car that hit her? How do you cope with raising six children while dealing with depression.? Does it make any difference that your husbandContinue reading “Book Review:: Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman”

Show Hope: “All I Really Want for Christmas Is a Family”

NASHVILLE, TN– November 12, 2009–Continuing to fight for the staggering number of orphans worldwide, Show Hope has partnered for the fourth year in a row with Worldwide Photography, an organization that provides Santa photos during the holiday season in shopping malls across America. Starting last week on November 5th and going through the Christmas season,Continue reading “Show Hope: “All I Really Want for Christmas Is a Family””

Music Review:: Beauty Will Rise – Steven Curtis Chapman

Life hits full force with a series of circumstances that break our hearts and the hearts of those we love.  After a great time of joy, all of a sudden things turn…unexpectedly.  The news hits as we relive that phone call, that moment, that news that changed our lives forever. Steven Curtis Chapman’s new album,Continue reading “Music Review:: Beauty Will Rise – Steven Curtis Chapman”

Ridiculously Low Prices on Great Music!

Everyone likes a deal, right?  I especially keen on deals involving books and music, which is why Amazon’s current Deals of the Day are especially sweet because they’re featuring the music of some of my favorite artists, like Josh Wilson, Matthew West, and Shawn McDonald at ridiculously low prices.  The deals only last for 24Continue reading “Ridiculously Low Prices on Great Music!”

Take 5 with Stacie Vining of Vining Media Relations

When I first interviewed Stacie Vining in 2002, she was only on the job for two years and working with a big publicity group.  I was a senior in college writing an article on women working in the Christian music industry for my graduation project.  So when I established a professional relationship with Stacie aContinue reading “Take 5 with Stacie Vining of Vining Media Relations”

February: The Month of Love and CompassionArt

Back in January, this group of 12 songwriters united in Scotland to write songs and compose music that would benefit some of the poorest on our planet. Pictured (l-r): Matt Redman, Paul Baloche, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick, Steven Curtis Chapman, Israel Houghton, Michael W. Smith, Darlene Zschech, Andy Park, Martin Smith and Stu Garrard (Delirious?)Continue reading “February: The Month of Love and CompassionArt”

Because It’s National Adoption Month

“When Love Takes You In” (Steven Curtis Chapman) By Alyssa Bjornstad Adoption in America is often presented as a “caring option.” However, in developing countries, like India, where I was born, adoption means hope and life. India is more than just another poverty ridden country. Due to the AIDS pandemic, it currently has the largestContinue reading “Because It’s National Adoption Month”