March's Best CCM Releases

March’s Best CCM Releases

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If you aren’t familiar yet with DairaCurran.com, every month I look back at the newly released music each week over the month prior and pick out some of my favorite new releases to add to your playlist. Here are March’s new CCM picks: Continue Reading

VIDEO: Crimson – An Inspiring Cover for Easter Weekend

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We try to fix things as humans. We try to fix our mistakes with heartfelt apologies. We try to fix people – because we want them to be their best. We even try to fix ourselves by doing our hair and makeup, presenting our best “face” to others. Yet, sometimes we don’t do such a good job at fixing things. Continue Reading

Download-Worthy: Three Songs From Piece by Piece, Kelly Clarkson’s New Album

Download-Worthy: Three Songs From Piece by Piece, Kelly Clarkson’s New Album

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Kelly Clarkson is a force to be reckoned with. She is one of a select few that not only made it through the rigorous competition that is American Idol,  but she has since stood the test of time when other ‘winners’ have long been forgotten (don’t’ forget, she was the very first idol). Her new single “Heartbeat Song” is a catchy tune that you may have found yourself singing along to on the radio… but perhaps you have not yet listened to the entire album Piece by Piece (released February 27, 2015).  I wanted to take this time Continue Reading

Discover 5 New Amazing Artists In Just 5 Days

Discover 5 New Amazing Artists In Just 5 Days

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Finding great new music is like returning to a secret hideaway you almost forgot existed. Music has a way of bringing you back to places that you have always loved and awakening within you your lost dreams. Therefore, I enjoy nothing more than taking you away with me to discover some rather hidden musical gems. Below I have Continue Reading

See What Happens When You Compare Taylor Swift's Lyrics with King Solomon's Words

See What Happens When You Compare Taylor Swift’s Lyrics with King Solomon’s Words

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Let’s admit it… we all have fallen in love with Taylor Swift. You can deny you listen to her music, but I will call your bluff. In fact, recently my husband asked me to borrow her latest CD and no, he hasn’t given it back yet! Thankfully I can have my own acapella party because I know every word (no shame). So, I thought to myself…what if Scripture was as ‘quotable’ as a good ole’ T-swift song? Fascinatingly enough, after reading Continue Reading

Why Music Inspired By The Story Is The Best CCM Album Of The Last 10 Years

Why Music Inspired By The Story Is The Best CCM Album Of The Last 10 Years

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Every once in a while an album comes out that I feel is not just music, but rather art. When this happens you can undoubtedly find me telling everyone I know about it and buying multiple copies to give away. “Music Inspired by The Story” is an album that, in my opinion, is one of the best musical works to come out of the CCM world within the last 10 years. I realize that this may be a rather bold statement, but I fully plan on backing up this statement… so keep reading! Continue Reading

VIDEO: A Christian Twist on Sam Smith’s “In The Lonely Hour”

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When I first purchased Sam Smith’s album “The Lonely Hour” (about 10 months ago) I quickly fell in love with his passionate vocals and beautiful melodies.  In fact, all of my other ‘music friends’ were saying he was the new singer/songwriter to follow in the footsteps of Adele. Needless to say, he lived up to the hype and I bought the exclusive deluxe Target version of Sam Smith’s CD which features the album title song, “In The Lonely Hour,” as the final track. Sadly, this song is not offered online or Continue Reading

8 Feburary Releases For Your Positive Playlist

8 Feburary Releases For Your Positive Playlist

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There was a lot of good new music to hit the shelves in February. And, as I do each month (see: last month’s article), I picked some of the best new songs to add to your playlist (and no, I am not paid by anyone to do this!). So, while my list of picks for this month might feel longer than the short month that February is, I encourage you to read on as I know that each of these will prepare you for the upcoming sunshine and promise of spring! Continue Reading

Why Christian Music is Dying and Desperately Needs a New Sound

Why Christian Music is Dying and Desperately Needs a New Sound

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I recently attended a Christian concert featuring an artist I grew up listening to – I am talking about decades of lyrics that I can recite verbatim.  And, while the vocals were still spot on and the band has masterfully maintained its musicianship, I found myself slightly embarrassed. As I looked around, I saw the next generation simply unable Continue Reading