Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Let It Be Jesus {review & giveaway}

I really love live music.

"Let It Be Jesus" is Christy Nockels' first live worship album, and I'm glad she decided to go this route. Especially because "Freedom Song," the opening track on the album makes me want to get up and dance.

Honestly, I don't like to dance, so you know a song is good when it makes me think about doing so.

I've been listening to "Let It Be Jesus" while I write and work at the computer and keep going back to my favorite first track, which is a celebration of salvation:"I was lost. Your mercy found me, called me from darkness, now I can see."

Here is a list of all the songs ::

1. Freedom Song
2. My Anchor
3. Everything Is Mine In You
4. The Wondrous Cross
5. Let It Be Jesus
6. Who Can Compare
7. Jesus, Rock Of Ages
8. If You Never
9. Leaning On You, Jesus
10. Find Me At The Feet Of Jesus
11. Wonderful Name

All the songs point to Jesus and remind the listener what really matters. Having these songs playing while I go about life, whether working at my computer or driving, brings a fresh perspective.

ABOUT THE MUSICIAN :: As a worship leader for many years, Christy Nockels has been an integral part of Passion Conferences since its inception in 1997. She's seen first hand music sweep people into the presence of God in a powerful way. A pastor’s kid, who was born in Fort Worth and raised in Oklahoma, she grew up singing in church. She met her husband, Nathan, in 1993 at the Christian Artists Seminar in Estes Park, Co. They recorded an independent record with fellow worship leader Charlie Hall under the name Sons & Daughters that led to an invitation from Louie Giglio to participate in the first Passion conference in Austin.

Christy’s voice gained a national platform when she and Nathan formed the duo Watermark, recording four acclaimed albums before that musical season ended, paving the way for Christy’s solo career. In 2008, the couple moved to Atlanta to become part of Passion City Church, where she serves on the worship team with sixstepsrecords labelmates Chris Tomlin and Kristian Stanfill. The following year, Nockels released her acclaimed solo debut, "Life Light Up" and spent much of the next two years touring with Tomlin and Passion.

Find Christy and her music on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and iTunes.

ABOUT THE ALBUM :: Officially releasing April 28 from sixstepsrecord, "Let It Be Jesus" is Nockels' third album. Recorded at Passion City Church, this is Nockels' first live album.

GIVEAWAY :: Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win your own digital copy of this fabulous worship album. A winner will be randomly selected on Tuesday, April 28.

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Many thanks to Propeller Consulting/FlyBy Promotions for the opportunity to review this music and for providing the winner with a copy. If you've won another prize from Propeller/FlyBy in the last 30 days or this prize from another blog, you're not eligible for this giveaway. Opinions expressed here are mine. 

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  1. I love music! Thanks for the intro to Christy's new album. Right now I'm into anything that's reflective, Kari Jobe type stuff . I also really like Jason Gray's song, "Remind Me Who I Am."

  2. KristinHillTaylor4/21/2015 11:43 AM

    I love that Jason Gray song ... and so many others by him. I'm glad you entered to win this.

  3. Barb Derksen4/21/2015 1:05 PM

    It constantly astounds me the talent of musicians who, like David, compose new and relevant songs in worship to our KING!

  4. KristinHillTaylor4/21/2015 1:12 PM

    Me too! I'm glad they do too because I love music but I am not musical! :)

  5. Tabitha Myers4/22/2015 11:23 AM

    I'm still enjoying Rend Collective's Art of Celebration album. Whenever I want to feel happy that pops in. I end up crying through some of the songs too. Always looking for new music to fill that need for worship!

  6. KristinHillTaylor4/22/2015 2:00 PM

    That's one of my most favorite (ever!) albums. I pretty much am alternating between it and Needtobreathe's new live album. So good. I'm glad you entered to win this one, Tabitha!

  7. I love to find new Christian music and would love to try this!

  8. Angela Miller4/27/2015 5:44 AM

    I'm always interested in new Christian music...the boys and I love to alternate who picks the cd for on the way to school :-) It's also a good indication of how our morning has went...I occasionally override all choices and pick me favorites to improve my mood and patience w them after a particularly rough morning...then they become aware that my patience is wearing thin...a win/win...I improve my mood and they are wordlessly informed that they are very close to crossing the line ;-)

  9. KristinHillTaylor4/27/2015 7:30 AM

    I can't get enough of that Soul on Fire song and really the whole album right now. Goodness, it's good. I'm amazed by all the great music Third Day has made. And, yes, Greater is a great song too - it's one we like to crank up loud in the mini van. :) I love being able to give away music. I'm glad you entered!

  10. KristinHillTaylor4/27/2015 7:30 AM

    Thanks for entering, Kathy!

  11. KristinHillTaylor4/27/2015 7:31 AM

    I love being able to give away some new music! We do that too - and, yes, sometimes I override my kids' choices too. :)

  12. Gindi Eckel Vincent4/27/2015 7:58 AM

    Love her SO much. So excited to hear this CD!!

  13. KristinHillTaylor4/27/2015 7:58 AM

    It's a good one - glad you entered! :)