Category Archives: music

Best Christmas Songs You’ve Never Heard

This post originally appeared on LifeWay Worship’s blog. Well, it’s that time of year again and I know that many of you are swimming in last-minute choir rehearsals and church presentations. So, in the spirit of a little respite, I thought … Continue reading

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An Audition Tale

Well, here’s something you don’t see every day. At least not from me. Cirque du Soleil is having auditions in Atlanta this month. You have to apply and be selected to audition for them. Part of the application process was to shoot … Continue reading

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Singing Sick

Today I’m starting a new series called The Vocal Workshop. In this first video, I discuss some steps that I take when I’m under the weather and have to sing. Let me know what you think. Over to you: What did … Continue reading

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The Lovespies Project

I sang for my first recording session as a child. It was for Steve Elkins’ Traveling Car Tunes record. I remember it. United Artist building on Music Row, seeing the Nashville skyline out of the window, the headphones, the quiet, … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting – from the bookshelf

Author, guitarist, and my friend, Chad Jeffers introduced me to this book. Ralph Murphy is a songwriter / producer / publisher and an executive for ASCAP. I’ve been reading the book off and on for a couple of months (I digest books slowly). Oddly enough … Continue reading

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1. Effective Worship Leadership

I first experienced what has become known as “contemporary worship” in the early nineties. It was so very different. I loved it. The whole premise of seeking God with abandon and using immediate and personal language was powerful for me. … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration During Uninspiring Times

As a songwriter, your aspiration is to inspire others. However, the challenge of professional writing and life in general makes it difficult to do this on a consistent basis. At some point, you have to be inspired in order to … Continue reading

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