Check out these fantastic artists/songwriters, some whom have produced wonderful Christmas songs this year!
K A T Y K I N A R D – Human For Me
Singer/songwriter, pianist, and guitarist Katy Kinard is a faith-driven lyricist who told herself she’d only write a Christmas song if she had something unique to say. “Human For Me” takes a thoughtful look at Jesus’ humanity from infancy to adulthood. Reminiscent of Nichole Nordeman and Natalie Merchant, Katy has carefully crafted four albums; her latest: “God of Fireflies” (2016) She claimed last year’s #1 song on the “English CCM” International charts, winner of the 2013 International CWIMA showcase, the ‘09 IAMA folk and Americana categories, the ’09 Independent Music Awards Popular Vote, and Embassy Music’s regional choice. Listen to Katy’s song “Human For Me” Here. Watch Katy’s Music video Here. Learn more about Katy Here
S T R E E T S O F R O M E – The Christmas Spirit
Streets of Rome is a singer-songwriter band from California’s Wine Country. The band has released over 25 original songs on iTunes and other streaming sites. Streets Of Rome writes and performs unique songs of hope, courage, love and faith. “The Christmas Spirit” is a fun, upbeat song perfect for your Christmas playlist. More info twitter: @StreetsOfRome and www.StreetsOfRome.com .Purchase the song over on Itunes! Click HERE
T A W A N A – Keep Christ In Christmas
“Keep Christ In Christmas” is a song that “Tawana” wrote when Walmart & Target announced that they wouldn’t say “Merry Christmas”. She wrote this song to remind people of the “real reason for the season”. “Tawana” includes references to Black Friday and comedic attitudes of others. “Keep Christ In Christmas” was picked as the #1 Christmas song on an FM radio station in the Midwest. Also, it was played in other stations in the U.S. and received airplay in many countries. To listen to this song & find out more about “Tawana”, visit: Indieheaven.com/Tawana & Tawanamusic.com.
D A V I D M I C H A E L C A R R I L L O
David is an award winning musician who tours internationally. Many have been deeply touched by his ministry as he shares about the challenges of growing up with learning disabilities, peer rejection, ADHD, and the incredible way the Lord used him to bring healing to the nation after the tragedy at Columbine High School, in Littleton, CO. When not touring, David Michael lives and serves the people of the country of Latvia. He was “adopted’ by Kristaps, Liga and Markus who have claimed him as one of their own given him the honor of being “dad’ ‘in their lives. Learn more at: www.gentlewindministries.org
A M Y L L O Y D – What Child Is This?
This Christmas, allow your heart to be drawn to your soul’s greatest need with the pure vocals of Indianapolis-based recording artist Amy Lloyd. “What Child Is This? has captivated my soul because it not only reminds us of the humble birth of Jesus, but takes us to the cross with an earnest plea for salvation and ends with a beautifully written verse of praise.”
Go to amylloyd.net to check out the single, Amy’s full album “All I Need”, and for bookings. Her music is also available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes and streaming on Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube
R I C K B R O W N – Birthplace of A King
Christian Songwriter and worship leader, Richard Brown has been writing both Christian and Secular songs for over 25 years. After years on the road, he decided to pursue a university music education. Releasing three CDs, his contemporary Christian musical style varies from pop, to blues, with both classical and jazz “inspirational influences. The Psalms are his strongest inspiration, as his emphasis is on honest and meaningful lyrics, of real life in a fallen world, and a clear celebration of the strength and grace we all receive from a true walk of faith.
This new Christmas song is about the magnificent event that took place that first Christmas day and the beauty and paradox as Jesus stepped out of eternity, and into humanity on the most important mission in History. The Angels observe as Jesus takes the first breath of the air He created. The purpose of His journey from Heaven to earth is expressed through the irony of how “His disposition” had to change for this mission. “Birthplace of a King” was written, as many of his songs are, for his church. In this case, an outdoor drive-thru event of Bethlehem was built for the community to hear the story of Mary and Joseph, and the birth of our Saviour. The energy is developed through orchestral strings and dynamic variations from the peace of a quiet manger to the glory of an angelic celebration. Download the song Here. Visit Rick’s Facebook to become a friend.