Hymns  (Cracker Barrel)
by Michael W. Smith

FOR FANS OF: Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe
Rating: 4 Stars

Following an immensely successful streak in Christian pop, Michael W. Smith switched gears to the worship world, but across both career periods, never recorded an entire album of hymns. Nonetheless, this simple, understated affair feels just as natural for the lifelong churchgoer, who applies gentle vocals, organic instrumentation and understated production to several personal favorites and ageless anthems.
– Andy Argyrakis

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About The Author

Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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