About the Album:
Writing Credits: Hillary Lindsey, Nathan Chapman, Cindy Morgan and Point of Grace
Number of songs: 11
Label: Word Label Group
I love these ladies. As artists, they’re constantly surprising me with their music. The fact that I get so much out of their songs is ironic because I am not their target audience. And still, their music constantly inspires and touches me. This album is their first as a trio since the departure of Heather Payne and is also their first to really have a country twang; and I LOVE this about the album.
Right off from the second track (“Wildflower”) is this theme coming through; a song co-written by Hillary Lindsey who’s a Carrie Underwood’s hitmaker along with Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans and Lady Antebellum. The song definitely is traditional country (a girl who doesn’t fit in at her school). “Love and Laundry” is another one that with a noticeable twang (and it’s adorable to boot!), too. However, the song where the fiddle-infused notes come through most is on the title track which is dedicated to the ladies husbands.
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There are many favorite songs on this album and I would be hard-pressed to pick just one. But the one that makes the biggest impression on me is “Chalk in the Rain.” It’s a lovely ballad about the world desiring for life to be “fair” and “perfect” which are both unachievable. Instead of hiding behind the faces we “learn to wear,” we should instead grasp the beautiful in life before it all washes away. Plus Denise, Shelly and Leigh all sound brilliant.
I know some people who don’t like artists if they don’t write their own music. With exception to one song (“The Greatest Show on Earth”), this trio does not write their own material. It matters not to me because I can hear the emotion in their voices when they sing; I “get” that each song has been picked or written with a specific meaning or idea behind it. There isn’t one song that doesn’t already have a meaning, even if the group didn’t sit down and personally write each word. As a result, nearly all of their songs have a hard-hitting truism – something listeners can really relate too.
Now… I just cannot wait for their next album!
We all fall down. We all need saving once in a while… We all lose faith and lean on mercy… Just come to Jesus.