Our CCM Roundup is a bit delayed this week – Nicki’s birthday takes precedence over everything else – but I’ve got a great list of recommendations this week. I’ve got four amazing CCM singles for you to enjoy.
The first song I’m recommending is My Adoration from CCM girl duo Sonflowerz. I am excited about My Adoration, in which Elissa and Becca Leander have crafted an insightful, memorable, and easily singable worship song that focuses on Jesus’ lordship. Youth groups will take this track to the next level. With a vocal style reminiscent of BarlowGirl, Sonflowerz is poised to claim their first Top 10 Inspo hit with this song, and it’s well-deserved.
If you’re a little older and not so much into the BarlowGirl-style worship ballad, maybe you’ll find Sarah Groves a little more pleasing to your ear. The ever-reliable alternafolk singer with a heart for the lost comes on pretty with It Might Be Hope, a great radio-friendly mid-tempo track off Tell Me What You Know. I’ve never been a fan and never knew why; It Might Be Hope is just the right song to get me on the Groves bandwagon.
Finally, we haven’t had a great collaboration in a while, but I’ve got just the right two recommendations for you. If you’ve country inclinations, you have got to hear Different by Mollye Rees and Jamie Slocum. Produced by the latter and streamed on the MySpace page of the former, this lovely little ballad is also set to break out on the Inspo charts, and rightly so, because it’s a great track. The live strings add such a great touch, and it’s easily singable, plus you have those awesome country harmonies. Pretty! You may also want to consider So Great off the CompassionArt compilation, with CCM evergreen Michael W. Smith, with Christy Nockels and Israel Houghton. In this video, they’re joined by Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin, and Paul Baloche at the Dove Awards, an all-star collaboration that brings goosebumps (especially when Israel launches into that majestic tenor! GOD! What a voice!)