Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review & Giveaway JJ Heller LOVED!

I have been a fan of JJ Heller for a while now so when the opportunity came to review her newest CD Loved, I was all over it. 

About the CD: 

When JJ Heller and her husband/co-writer, Dave, began writing for their sixth studio album LOVED, life looked a few shades darker, more painful and confusing than it had during the work on their work of the recent past. Over the past few years, the duo steered much of their material toward the whimsical and simple joys of life, love and new parenthood. But, when confronted by illness, death and broken marriages within their community, the Hellers chose to stay true to the weight of their season of life when crafting lyrics this time around.

So let's start with the basic (non musical) aspects of the CD. First of all, I loved that the words are included - I know some do this, some don't - this is always a plus for me. When I first get a CD, the first thing I do after i put the CD in is check and see if I can read the words. I care about the theology and truths sang in my home as much as I do spoken word, so this is one way I can be sure of what messages are coming in to our car and home. 

The songs on the CD are of typical Heller quality, which is good. I love her style. It's inspirational, while being real. 

She has a very relaxing sound that I enjoy having on in the background or just sitting to listen to. 

While some of the songs I cannot tell whether or not she is talking about God or her husband, either way, they are family appropriate. And there are obviously others where she is clearly speaking on spiritual matters. 

The CD has 14 tracks on it. 

If you're interested in hearing a sample of her newest CD you can watch her official music video here for "Who You Are": 

I am happy to announce that I am able to give away one copy of this CD to one of my readers. There are a couple of ways to enter. I will be selecting a winner using random.org in two weeks on March 26th at 12:00pm 

I am using a new giveaway entry form (see below) - the only requirement is that you subscribe to the blog either through email (see the side bar) or google reader/google friends connect (also on the side bar). If you already subscribe (or sign up new) all you need to do is put in your email address, this will be worth 3 entries! Next you are able to earn even more entries by posting about the giveaway.  

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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