Monday, July 31, 2017

Music Review & Giveaway: Nichole Nordeman: Every Mile Mattered

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While almost everyone knows that I'm a bookworm, many of you don't know that I'm also a music lover. As far as I can remember back, my first music cassette tape (Remember those?) was of Sesame Street. By elementary school, I was into country music (Garth Brooks, Sawyer Brown, etc.). From junior high thru high school , I was listening to classic rock and some pop music on CDs. However, as I have gotten older (I'll be 37 in September.), my tastes have changed quite a bit. I still listen to a little bit pop, rock (classic, alternative, and Gothic), contemporary, and a few country singers. As of this year, I've been listening to several Christian artists.

Now available from Sparrow Records (Capitol CMG Label) is the 5th studio album from the Christian singer Nichole Nordeman, titled "Every Mile Mattered."The singer has won 9 Dove Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year in 2001 & 2003.

To be completely honest, I had never heard of the artist before receiving a press release about her new album. After watching one lyric video on YouTube for "Dear Me," I thought I would give the artist a try by reviewing "Every Mile Mattered."

The album has eleven songs on it, including a new version of "Slow Down" featuring Nichole's daughter, Pepper Ingram, and a remake of U2's "Beautiful Day." "Slow Down" originally appeared on her 2015's EP, titled "The Unmaking." The single sold over 146 track equivalents, and the lyric video has over 30 million views. The single also peaked at #38 on iTunes singles chart.

The eleven songs on "Every Mile Mattered" are:

Every Mile Mattered
You're Here
Dear Me
No Longer
Hush, Hush
Listen To Your Life
Beautiful Day
Sound Of Surviving
Anywhere We Are
Slow Down (feat. Pepper Ingram)

Final Thoughts: Like I already mentioned, I had never heard of the artist before, so besides from the lyric video I listened to on YouTube, I didn't quite know what to expect from the album. Let's just say I was pleasantly surprised, as I ended up liking all the songs, even the remake of "Beautiful Day." Nichole Nordeman has a smooth, powerful voice that shines in each and every song. My favorite songs from the album are "Dear Me," "Hush, Hush," and "Every Mile Mattered."

Overall, I've enjoyed listening to Nichole Nordeman: Every Mile Mattered, and I recommend the album to others.

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* I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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