ADULT CONTEMPORARY VARIOUS ARTISTS Word: Six Decades of Hits (Word) FOR FANS OF: Christian music past and present QQQ From Sandi to Nicole to Francesca, and The Imperials to Point of Grace to NEEDTOBREATHE, Nashville’s Word Records celebrates its senior citizenship with a fitting retrospective featuring some of the greatest artists and songs in Contemporary Christian music. Archiving early gospel and The Jesus Movement on disc 1, 80’s and 90’s inspo-pop on disc 2 and the latest hitmakers on disc 3, Six Decades’ track list is a fun, and educational listen—and proves Word’s undying legacy in Christian music’s historic landscape. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Another Time, Another Place” Wayne Watson and Sandi Patty PHILLIPS, CRAIG & DEAN Breathe In (Fair Trade Services) FOR FANS OF: Steven Curtis Chapman, Lincoln Brewster QQQQ Since their arrival to the CCM world in 1992, Phillips, Craig & Dean have garnered acclaim as both contemporary artists and worship leaders. This album has tinges of both All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.ccmmagazine.com/ category/adult-contemporary/ ADULT CONTEMPORARY REVIEWS ADULT CONTEMPORARY NEW RELEASES genres, with vertical songwriting as well as modern arrangements. Songs like the powerful, “Great, Great God” carry a congregational chorus, while the modern hymn, “All Is Well” is suited for churches or personal worship alike. Other winners include “Speechless” and the vocal driven, “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again.” As their rendition of 2010 Song of the Year, “Revelation Song” indicated, PC&D have only gotten stronger with time. –Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “All Is Well” TWILA PARIS God Shed His Grace (eOne Christian Music) FOR FANS OF: Sandi Patty, Amy Grant QQQ This impressive compilation album from veteran Twila Paris was born out of a love for her country; and features two patriotic hymns alongside her greatest hits from years past. About the album’s track choices, Twila says, “I believe these words will be true again.” Her version of “America The Beautiful” is particularly moving, and the project includes her smash hit, “God is in Control.” Overall, the album is encouraging and full of inspiration, especially in these times of economic uncertainty. –Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “America The Beautiful” 03.06.2012 03.13.2012 03.27.2012 ANDY CHERRY NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR PROVIDENT LABEL GROUP/ PROVIDENT TODD AGNEW HOW TO BE LOVED FAIR TRADE SERVICES/ PROVIDENT JEREMY CAMP I STILL BELIEVE: #1 COLLECTION BEC RECORDINGS/EMICMG PHILLIPS, CRAIG & DEAN BREATHE IN FAIR TRADE SERVICES/ PROVIDENT ADAM CAPPA THE RESCUE BEC RECORDINGS/EMICMG SIDEWALK PROPHETS LIVE LIKE THAT FERVENT RECORDS/WORD BRITT NICOLE GOLD SPARROW RECORDS/EMICMG JIMMY NEEDHAM CLEAR THE STAGE INPOP RECORDS/EMICMG 40 CCM