One of the best presents arrived on my birthday today – one of my absolute favorite Christian singing/songwriting artists of all time released a brand new album. I’ve been anxiously awaiting this release from Cindy Morgan… and it’s finally here!
Cindy Morgan has been blessing the church with her incredible songs and artistry for more than 20 years. She’s a two-time Grammy nominee, twelve-time GMA Dove Award winner, has penned 21 #1 Christian hits, and she is also a published author. Her impact has reached around the globe and touched an untold numbers of lives. Additionally, Cindy is one of the most humble and authentic people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Her brand new album, Bows and Arrows, offered by Lucid Artists, is a brilliant, personal, and transparent collection of songs. Beautifully wrapped within simply timeless and organic instrumentation, Cindy’s vocals have never sounded better! There’s an engaging passion – a sense of approachable integrity and spirituality – about every moment of music on this project. It’s an ingenious amalgamation of bluegrass, gospel, and soulful spirituals… a welcomed departure from the narrow production landscape marking much of the Christian music arena these days.
Cindy’s flowering heart of selflessness has provided opportunity for a number of her friends to collaborate on this project. There are shining moments featuring Gabe Dixon, Sierra Hull, Viktor Krauss, Andrew Peterson, and Jonathan Kingham. Each joint effort is poignant and noteworthy.
This project was uniquely created as a companion to Cindy’s new book, entitled How Could I Ask For More: Stories of Blessings, Battles, and Beauty. Cindy is one of only a few wordsmiths whose poetic songwriting gift translates naturally into literary form, as well. If you love her songs, get her book along with this album! You will not be disappointed.
It is truly difficult to highlight a handful of moments on an album that is so creative, refreshing, and full of incredible music. I will say that instances that are particularly moving to me include, Bows & Arrows, Do You Know Jesus, Bring Balloons, and How Could I Ask For More.
Bows & Arrows is a revitalizing breath of fresh air on the ever increasingly crowded highway of modern worship music. It’s like a walk along a cool mountain stream or a thought-provoking stroll through a meadow of tall, fragrant grasses. Your soul will come alive in new ways as you listen to this one-of-a-kind, creative venture from Cindy Morgan… an incomparable rhapsodist of heartfelt ministry!
Craig Adams, a recipient of multiple Dove Awards, has produced and/or participated in more than 3,500 recordings for artists, record labels, music publishers, tv/film, and radio over the past 35 years. In addition, his vast experience in music production, local church worship ministry, and musical direction for live events, along with his work at LifeWay Worship, gives him the talent, experience, and credibility to not only listen, but really hear, what each album delivers to the listeners.