Because He First Loved Us

Because He First Loved Us

by Cheri Keaggy
     
 

In the second half of the 1990s through 2001, the CCM charts belonged to this amiable and worshipful Amy Grant sound-alike, as she broke through with six hit albums, countless number one genre hits, three Dove Award nominations (and one win), and several worship songs that have become part of mainstream church repertoire. Then, apparently…  See more details below

Overview

In the second half of the 1990s through 2001, the CCM charts belonged to this amiable and worshipful Amy Grant sound-alike, as she broke through with six hit albums, countless number one genre hits, three Dove Award nominations (and one win), and several worship songs that have become part of mainstream church repertoire. Then, apparently waiting for God's inspiration, she took an extended break to, as she said, "marinate in all kinds of stuff...The Christian life can be quite an adventure!" She chronicles that adventure admirably on her long-awaited return, her faith reflected exuberantly in lively love songs to Jesus like "Now I Can Sing" (featuring a glorious front-porch harmonica line by veteran producer Tom Hemby) and midtempo energetic light blues-rockers like "Speak (The Listening Song)" and "Rain or Shine Friend." Her music has always come across like different types of prayer, and sometimes that leads to more contemplative pieces like the opening "Stay to the Middle," "The Reason I Stand Tall," and the gorgeous title track, which reminds listeners to show love "Because He First Loved Us." Her famous uncle-in-law, guitarist Phil Keaggy, makes a notable appearance on the passionate declaration "This Is the Love," and the singer duets beautifully with Marty Roe of Diamond Rio on the sparsely arranged bonus cut cover of "You've Got a Friend." This is middle-of-the-road, cheerful CCM inspiration at its mid-2000s finest.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2008
Label:
Psalm 91
UPC:
0636671202025
catalogNumber:
2020

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cheri Keaggy   Primary Artist,Piano
Phil Keaggy   Guitar
Pat Coil   Piano,Keyboards
Mark Hammond   Drums
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Tom Hemby   Guitar,Harmonica,Multi Instruments
Tom Howard   Strings
Marty Roe   Vocals
Ron Hemby   Bass,Background Vocals
Dan Needham   Drums
Jason Webb   Piano
Amy Davis   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Tom Hemby   Producer
Cheri Keaggy   Composer
Eddie Keaggy   Engineer,Executive Producer
Ken Love   Mastering
Dave Dillbeck   Engineer

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