Why Josh Groban's New Album, Stages, Deserves a Standing Ovation

Why Josh Groban’s New Album, Stages, Deserves a Standing Ovation

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Josh Groban is an enigma. He has gracefully captivated a mainstream pop fan-base, while staying true to his roots as a beautiful classical baritone. In a musical world where we have traded legendary singers like Celine Dion for Disney stars like Selena Gomez, it is safe to say that music often feels like it is changing for the worse. In fact, music feels as if it has quickly changed from Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” to Carly Rae Jepsen’s gushing “I Really Really Really Really Like You.” Yes, not all singers are created equal; therefore, when Josh Groban recently took on classic musical theater songs in his newest album, “Stages,” I believe it’s worth taking notice. Continue Reading

April's Best Christian Album Releases

April’s Best Christian Album Releases

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April showers bring May flowers and this month’s new releases were indeed flooded with some awesome options that are guaranteed to brighten your many months to come. I hope you check out some of these artists and let me know your thoughts/favorites! Continue Reading

5 YouTube Covers You Don't Want To Miss

5 YouTube Covers You Don’t Want To Miss

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I am always amazed at how creative the human mind can truly be when unleashed. If you are anything like me, when it comes to surfing YouTube for unique and creative covers of popular songs, you can’t resist the urge to share with friends when you come across those ‘musical gems.’ Therefore, music lovers and friends, here are some of my favorite covers by some extremely talented folks. I hope that you will comment on your favorites, share some I missed and join in on the conversation! Continue Reading

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