"From a tiny spark may burst a mighty flame," wrote the renowned Dante.
Word Entertainment's newcomer, Ben Glover, is that tiny new spark that
bursts one mighty flame! His debut album, 26 Letters, is titled after
the catchy track number one on the album.
Ben teamed up with Grammy award winning producer/songwriter/singer, Wayne
Kirkpatrick to write this harmonious album. All songs on this album exude
Ben's thankfulness to God, as well as tracks based around the theme of
His unending grace and mercy. "26 Letters" letters is one of those songs
that share in that theme of his gratefulness to God.
To his hero, his earthly father, he dedicates the beautifully written
song "The Man I Want To Be." For those struggling with their faith in
God, "Too Many Miracles," is the song for you! This catchy piece goes
on to express the fact that there is too much proof in this world to deny
the existence of God. "All Comes Down," ...Praise be, Ben hit it on the
mark! Jesus died on the cross for us, He is so much more than a symbol
on a shirt or a picture in a book. Last, but not least, is a the melodic
ballad, "Hope Will Be My Song." When listening to that song, one just
wants to lift hands to the Heavens and praise the Almighty! Keep that
flame burning, Ben Glover!
- Bridget K.
This sophomore release for The Katinas, titled Destiny, offers a wonderfully
unique sound to Christian music. Unlike many of the current pop-rock releases
hitting the sale racks, this band takes their own road. A comfortable
mesh of a sound comparable to that of Winans Phase2 (R&B/Urban) laced
with the Backstreet Boys is the best summation to describe Destiny.
Toe-tapping, finger-snapping rhythms flow from this album. R&B styled
"Where Did All The Love Go" is a melodic masterpiece. A lyrical work of
art is found in the track titled, "Believe." This song tells of the importance
to feel His grace and how one will be lead home if they believe! "Thank
You" delves into the ever popular ballad style perfected by the modern
day "boy bands" like Plus One (Christian) and N'Sync. It is a moving,
memorable piece. If this is your genre, definitely worth a listen!
The Best of the 2001 Dove Awards
Pamplin Records and the Gospel Music Association (GMA) are joining together
to produce the release of The Best of 2001 Dove Awards, a compilation
of 14 of the 2001Dove Award nominee's.
Included in the collection is New Artists of the Year Plus One with "Written
On My Heart." Also four of the five nominees for Female Vocalist of the
Year are represented. (Nicole C. Mullen, Rachael Lampa, Nichole Nordeman,
and Jaci Velazques). Nicole Mullen walked away from the 2001 Doves with
Song of the year and Songwriter of the Year, while Nichole Nordeman was
awarded Female Vocalist of the Year. Overall The Best of the Dove awards
is a great collection perfect for sharing with friends. Or for introducing
others to the greatness of Christian music.
This collaboration does not end here! Pamplin will be releasing several
other Dove projects including two CD sets of The Best of the Dove's '70's,
'80's '90's Pop and '70's, '80's, '90's Southern Gospel. The sets will
highlight thirty years of Christian music at its best.
For a complete listing of 2001 Dove Award winners check out www.doveawards.com.
- Ken W.