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© Curb Records
Year of Release: 1996
Mary Did You Know
A Soldier's King
Pretty Little Baby Child
It's The Messiah
I Trust You
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
The Chosen One
(The Chosen One)
'Til The Season Comes
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WSVNRadio welcomes much more Christian music to its station this week, as we now include albums/tracks from
the #1 Christian Albums chart, (1980 to the present). On that note, it is an honor this week, to review Kenny
Rogers' 1996 release, The Gift. This album is a Christmas album, (although it is quite early for that
season; it was incredible to learn that there were many #1 Christian albums that were Christmas releases.
What makes Kenny Rogers' The Gift even more excellent, is that fact that this album can probably be
played at any time of the year, even though the songs reflect on the religious aspect of the Christmas holiday.
The one song that definitely stands out as Christmas, is the "The Chosen One Montage" -- a medley of
well-known Christmas tunes: "The Chosen One"; "Away In A Manger"; "O Holy Night"; "Silent Night"; "The First
Noel"; We Three Kings & Joy To The World"
Country artist Wynonna helps out on "Mary Did You Know." Other guests include The Katinas, (a family
group) on "Pretty Little Baby Child." the group GLAD helps out on a re-recording of a Christmas song that
Kenny Rogers performed on his first Christmas album, the song "Sweet Little Jesus."
Every song is a standout. It is a treat to listen to Christmas-related themes, other than the standard songs
about Santa Claus and his reindeers, and other favorite Christmas characters. The Gift is an album of
Christmas songs related to Jesus, of which we celebrate Christmas of his birth.
Throughout his entire career, Kenny Rogers has recorded incredible music, in the genres of Country and Christian.
He makes his debut on WSVNRadio, as Album Pick of the Week. A good choice indeed, this is an album that will be
enjoyed by all Christians, and all of God's children.
Once again, we are proud to include good Christian music to our format. Listening to the local Christian station
here in Illinois, Shine.FM 89.7, today's Christian music is truly enjoyable.
Christian music (or otherwise known as Contemporary Christian) has been around for decades. Many Country artists
have been inspired by Christian and Gospel music. Elvis Presley is just one of many. WSVNRadio looks forward
in reviewing albums from the Christian (and Gospel) genres. Our online radio station is planning an entire day
(Thursdays), dedicated to Christian Rock / Contemporary Christian music. We currently have all-Day Wednesdays dedicated
to Country, and every Friday (all-day) we provide tracks from our Album Picks of the Week throughout our history (1987
to the present). [NOTE: This was our schedule at the time of this review, when our station was on Live365.com.]
Kenny Rogers' The Gift lives to its name. It's a Gift to listen to, and enjoyed throughout the Christmas
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