JEFF TURNER, MUSIC REPORTER/TEXAS GOSPEL CANADA VOLUNTEER
Texas Gospel Canada added new music to our rotation Wednesday evening including songs from Karen Peck and New River, Michael Booth and Donna Ulisse. As the world goes through extraordinary times, the songs released this week seem to reflect a message needed by Christians and non-Christians alike: Hope..
Fresh off the success of The God I Serve, Karen Peck and New River’s song Made Right comes from the same album, Lift His Name. The words are perhaps the perfect message for today, “Not by power, not by might, by might. By the Spirit of the Lord it’s going to be made right.”
Michael Booth’s This side of Heaven is a slow ballad with a progressive Southern Gospel sound. It comes from the project Dear Yesterday. The theme of the CD seems to be encouragement. Other songs from the same project include Dear Yesterday, Thy Will be Done and We Trust in the Name. The lyrics of This Side speak of worshiping God in the good and the bad, even when we have to say goodbye to someone we very much love.
Donna Ulisse may be a new name to some Southern Gospel listeners. She has a distinctively Bluegrass sound. Her song Come to Jesus Moment was co-written by Donna and Rick Stanley. The song comes from the project Time for Life, and is produced by another well-known name in Bluegrass Gospel, Doyle Lawson of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Donna is known to Country Music fans from her days with Atlantic Records in the early 1990’s.
The Jordan Family Band has a single release this week, Hope for the World. The song speaks of healing, and of doing our part to reach the world with the Gospel. The Jordan Family Band is based in Calhoun, Georgia.
Live Forgiven from Nathan Woodard has a definite folk-country influence. Though the song was previously recorded by Gordon Mote, Nathan co-wrote the song with Sue C. Smith and he puts a distinctive sound in his version. The words say, Even when we’re certain God’s grace is all we got… we are all His children.”
Listen for these songs added this week to the music lineup of Texas Gospel Canada!