How do you follow up 44 Dove Awards, 4 Grammy's, and an amazing 36 No. 1 singles? If you're Steven Curtis Chapman, you just make another great album. Declaration (Sparrow) includes his usual terrific songwriting and storytelling—and some of the best pop-rock of the year. Steven describes the sound as "guitars upon guitars." Lots of highlights here, including Beatles influence ("This Day") and an inspiration from missionary martyrs ("No Greater Love").
Michael W. Smith has always loved worship music. That passion is clear on his new CD, Worship (Reunion), a live recording featuring favorites like "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus," "Awesome God," and "The Heart of Worship." The songs are backed by an all-star choir including Amy Grant, Out of Eden, Cindy Morgan, Ginny Owens, Mark Schultz, and Plus One's Nathan Walters and Jason Perry.
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