... There are so many more artists that I could name. Another whole month's worth! Performers that make me smile, like Bill Bailey. Those that help you unwind, make you feel so good when you listen to them, like Melanie C. Those that touch you spiritually, like so many Songster pieces I have heard. Many songs can fall into multiple categories!
I'm so pleased to be part of a church that has such a love of the depth of musical expression. Because I often find God is there, even in the chorus of a secular song - in the lyric of a pop record - in the real-life situation that the songwriter has captured in music. He can use these things to touch your heart. Or to make you think. It's one of His greatest gifts to us.
"Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what colour we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same." - John Denver