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Hearts Wide Open

"Hearts Wide Open" was a Christian Music Category Winner:
First Place - 2016 Dallas Songwriters Association
Third Place - The Songwriters Association of Washington's 33rd Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2016
Finalist - 18th Annual Great American Song Contest 2016

This is a demo track I recorded at Nothing But Noise studio, with backup vocals by Lexi Jackson (of Wild the Waters) and Matt Davis (of Thunder Buddies), and some nice guitar licks from Matt.

It's still unmastered, but hopefully is listenable enough to get feedback.

For those of your who are interested in a Biblical connection, here it is:

Matthew 22 New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’

5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

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Hearts Wide Open
Hearts Wide Open
Michael Roth

Healing Wings

I spent several years in prison ministry, leading worship and doing concerts "inside the walls" in several large correctional facilities in Colorado ... This song is written to those who are struggling with a personal demon (whatever it might be) to offer encouragement ... simple guitar/vocal ...

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Healing Wings
Healing Wings
Gregg Shively

Take This Sinner by...

my first foray into a 'blues' structure ... simple with guitar, finger pops & bgv from Tiffany Dirks (love it when I get to sing with angels) ...

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Take This Sinner by the Hand
Take This Sinner by...
Gregg Shively

Through My Storm

This song is the inner reflection, expressed outwardly, of a man's journey to God's purpose. All struggles, questions, and observations leading to one road of attaining salvation.

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Through My Storm
Through My Storm
Cameron Scott

The Rescue Plan

A short telling of the gospel reframed as the rescue plan. Primarily for an unchurched audience as a introduction to God's plan to save us. Written in open D tuning.

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The Rescue Plan
The Rescue Plan
David Goodchild

With You

I wrote it many years ago when just starting out writing my own stuff. It's just a recording from my phone for now and I'm just learning guitar. The lyrics are written to create an image of what it might be like to be in the presence of God. I would really like the sound of it to bring others to that place.

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With You
With You
JC Wilkinson