All posts filed under: Songwriter

Artist Scoop ~ Interview with Music Artist, Screenwriter & Author, Tyler Russell

Meet the phenomenal Tyler Russell! Tyler is an author, screenwriter, and music artist who’s out to take the world by storm by letting God use him in a myriad of ways. Very passionate about life and his work for God, Tyler released a Christmas single in 2016, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (find on apple & spotify), and a pop single this August, 2018, Now or Never (read the TBAP review here), written with fellow artist and friend, Zandy Fitzgerald of The New Respects, and took some time to talk to TBAP about it, as well as his story of faith, family, writing, and his take on life in general. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Tyler! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. Tyler: 
Thank you for having me. I am a west coast boy, born in LA and raised north of Portland, OR. I now live in Nashville, Tennessee. I am one of six children; three of my siblings were adopted from Haiti in 2000. I …

Album Review ~ Holy Roar By Chris Tomlin

HOLY ROAR: the freedom, the experience, the wonder of worship. It is seeing the church come together, hands lifted to God, pouring out our praise with an eternal song in our hearts. It’s every voice together, changing the way we worship. Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Praise/Worship Release Date October 26, 2018. Rating 5 Stars Review Tomlin’s Holy Roar is so full of heart, worship, and absolute surrender to God, prepared with a zeal that persuades the listener in holy atmosphere to do the same. The music is the most excellent blend of contemporary praise/worship (in recent times)–rich with depth, passionate lyrics, and the wealthiest of melodies, touching on subjects from faith to heaven and [almost] everything in-between. There’s a “good ol” feeling to some of the songs that remind one of the old greats, and yet, still combines fantastically with the songs that are more modern/urban. Holy Roar, as Tomlin implies, reverberates with enthusiastic praise and surrender that stems from the unrelenting passion to worship God and lead others to do the same. A beautifully put-together …

Entertainment Scoop ~ Interview with Music Artist Duo, Cliff & Antoinette Murray

Meet the Murrays! They are quite the amazing couple with a beautiful and inspiring story that mirrors the purpose of TBAP. They’ve been through so much individually and as a couple, and have come out together stronger with a testimony which displays the awesome goodness of God, the wonder of marriage, and the beauty of church community done right. Cliff and Antoinette released their album, self-titled, April 20th, this year (read the TBAP review here), and stopped by on TBAP to tell their amazing story—a story that could move anyone to tears, touching on love, redemption, healing, marriage, church, and family! Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourselves. Also, how did you become Christians? Tell us your story! Cliff: Greetings in Jesus’ mighty name. Thank you for reaching out and for your kind review of our album! I’m from Corona, CA, but was born in Ohio. A pastor’s kid, I grew up in church and my earliest memories include felt board bible …

Album Review ~ Hiding Place By Tori Kelly

Category Religious/Christian Genre Gospel R&B/Pop/Soul Release Date September 14, 2018. Rating 5 Stars Review Tori Kelly’s Hiding Place is rich with soul, vulnerability and truth. Her heart, lyrics and voice touch to the deepest parts, whether she’s hitting the highest notes or riding the lowest pitches. Clearly intentional and delicate about her theme, it is obvious Kelly aimed to inspire faith, hope, and love for the darkest of times with her story, as she boldly tells about the goodness and faithfulness of God in leading her through her toughest times and supplying her joy, strength, and love for God, herself, and others when she needed it the most. Kelly may have aimed to bless and inspire, but it’s simply impossible not to be entertained by Hiding Place, as each unique song touches on something that resonates on a personal level with most living souls. *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. My gratitude to Propeller Consulting, LLC for a free CD copy in exchange for my honest opinion.  

Album Review ~ Control (Vol. 1) By Joel Vaughn

Category Religious/Christian/Inspirational Genre Pop Release Date July 27, 2018. Rating 4.5 Stars Review Timely. Deep. Sincere…are just a few words to describe Joel Vaughn’s remarkable forthcoming release, Control Vol. 1. The maturity with which Vaughn speaks his truth is inspirationally amiable and garners respect. It takes growth and humility to confess one’s truth and messy experiences in such a way that in the end, it highlights peace, gratitude, hope, and joy…and, yeah, it’s no wonder Vaughn chooses to close the album with a number titled Joy. Every song is clearly prayerfully written, packed with powerful candor, and track arranged in a manner to speak a message of life, peace, hope, and rest that can be found only in Jesus. In the midst of this awesomeness that chronicles a peculiar season where God pulls down pride, false humility and lovingly builds this individual with the perseverance that fosters character, and adds the peace, rest, and joy that comes only from genuine faith brought forth from drilling trials, please pay attention to track #4, Back Where I …

Song (Single) Review ~ The Breakup Song By Francesca Battistelli

Category Religious/Christian/Inspirational Genre Alternative/Rock Release Date June 15, 2018. Rating 5 Stars Review A song about identity and boldness in Jesus that produces the confidence to shine for Him, live for God, and tell the world the truth about the salvation that is available for all. This is a song with heart and strength. About Francesca Battistelli Francesca Battistelli is a Dove and Grammy Award winning Christian pop artist who began her music career at a young age. She took acting classes and dance lessons that helped earn her a spot in the Orlando-based teen pop group, Bella, at the age of fifteen. After the group disbanded, she attended a youth ministry where her interest in Christian pop music piqued and grew, also learning to play the guitar to help with her own songwriting. She released her first album, Just a Breath, an independent, in 2004. And then in 2008, through Fervent Records, released the EP, I’m Letting Go, and then later that year, a full-length, My Paper Heart, as a Billboard Top 40, as well …

Album Review ~ Faithful By Teresa Peterson

Category Religious/Christian Genre Acoustical Pop Release Date June 1, 2018. Rating 4 Stars Review Softly, beautifully, Teresa Peterson’s voice, heart, and songs invoke a calm and joy that let’s you know she receives from Jesus what she offers her listeners. The urban country-like tune, with a hint of pop and acoustic, produces a blend of music that is fantastically soothing, and at the same time, danceable. The lyrics are a revelation of a heart full of praise, faith, and trust in God, which also invites others through music (and apart from it) to do the same. Faithful is a beautiful album that shows that Peterson’s intent is to point people to Jesus.   About Teresa Peterson Teresa’s journey of faith and music began in earnest when she felt a call from God at 16 years old saying, “I desire for you to sing for me and for them.” Through her music, she openly shares the struggles she has faced in this walk and the deep truth of God’s continued faithfulness. Her refreshing honesty and vibrant …

Album Review ~ Worthy Of It All By Jeremy Gibson

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Praise/Worship Release Date May 4, 2018. Rating 4 Stars Review Worthy Of It All breathes gentle power—the very nature of our loving Father! So there couldn’t be a more befitting way to worship God, especially when the atmosphere is filled with such humility that it inspires surrender in the heart of a listener. This is Jeremey Gibson’s unique way of worshipping God. There’s a steady confidence that flows and soaks into the soul of a surrendered listener, so that the true power of worship is displayed in the abounding joy that overflows in the midst of worship. It’s interesting to note how the conventional contemporary worship style does well in reminding the old believer of the good old days, while remaining thankful for the newness of the present. The Worthy Of It All album, though titled after one of the tracks, is everything that the name evokes. God is good, faithful, mighty, and worthy of all our praise! *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and …

NEWS ~ New Music Artist, Juli Tapken, Celebrates New Song Release, God Is Ever True, With Platinum Planet Records

New artist, Juli Tapken celebrates her first release on Platinum Planet Records. The song, God Is Ever True, written by famous Nashville songwriter, Music Row veteran, and owner of Platinum Planet Records, is taking the religious world by storm! “I’ve had the idea of this song for some time,” says songwriter, Justin Peters. “I wanted to write a song that would give hope in these dark times. After I wrote the song, I knew Juli would be just the one to sing it.” Juli signed with Platinum Planet Records in the fall of 2017. “She is a great actress and a great fit to our company,” Says Peters. Juli is delighted to work with Peters and compares the joyful experience to the adoption of her son. “Being on Platinum Planet Records is like having a beautiful child laid in my arms that I did not labor for,” says actress, Juli Tapken. “This opportunity was gifted to me.” Peters echoes her sentiments by adding, “This is a dream come true for me, too. It was my …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview with Music Artist, Cameron Moore

Cameron Moore is the amazing voice behind the album, Alpenglow (read the TBAP review here). An upcoming and rising star on the Christian music scene, the major Christian platforms have nothing but good things to say about Moore’s music. He is currently the Contemporary Worship Director and Assistant Youth Director at his church at Charlotte, North Carolina. Taking the time to share with TBAP about his faith and work, Moore has proven to be quite the interesting artist with some wisdom to share. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Cameron! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. Cameron: Thank you so much for having me! I am originally from Charlotte, NC. I went to UNC Asheville for undergrad where I double-majored in History and Religious Studies. Following graduation, I returned to the Charlotte area, and I am now on staff at Davidson United Methodist Church as the Contemporary Worship Director and Assistant Youth Director. I live in North Charlotte with my wife, Abby, and our dog, Buster. Miranda ~ …