It's that time again! CD review time! This time around we take a trip back to Georgia with the southern rock quartet Third Day. The record is called Move, just released on October 19. We start the record off with the soulful sounds of The Blind Boys of Alabama singing the hook to the first single, "Lift Up Your Face." Right after that track ends, you hear this nasty awesome distorted bass riff from Tai for the rocking track, "Make Your Move." A challenging song about sharing your faith, and a great way of saying it, through rock and roll!! "Children of God" is a great gospel worshipful song on the record, and the children's choir a capella is a really sweet moment. "Surrender" is a huge song about repentance that starts off with a sweet slide-dobro and just gets bigger from there. The string arrangement on that song is awesome!!! "Trust in Jesus" is a song about facing God's judgement and trusting in Jesus for forgiveness. "Follow Me There" is a gospel rock song that just makes you want to blast it out your car stereo driving to church. "Gone" is a song I can relate to being in Crowns traveling a lot to a lot of different places, basically saying I've got to keep moving and do what God called has called me to do. "What Have You Got to Lose" is a challenging song about letting go of your fear and having faith in God. "I'll be Your Miracle" is a good message of encouragement of being there for someone in bad times. "Everywhere You Go" says simply I want to be where Jesus is and be like Him everywhere He takes me. "Sound of Your Voice" is a beautiful song of Jesus singing over us drawing us to Him featuring label mate Kerrie Roberts on background vocals. "Don't Give Up Hope" is the final song on the record and it says simply that. Don't give up hope in tough times and keep moving forward in your faith. Overall this record is really great! I've been a fan of Third Day since the school bus self-titled first record and I can definitely say that Third Day has had a big influence on Casting Crowns music over the years. All of us in Crowns love these guys and appreciate their musicianship and ministry deeply. If you've never heard them or you have any reservations about Christian music, I promise you these men will not disappoint or discourage you. Their music has been continually encouraging and spiritually challenging since their beginning and I always welcome new music from them into my collection. Thanks so much for reading and keep checking in for new music! God bless!
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