I Choose Jesus

I Choose Jesus

5.0 1
by Moriah Peters
     
 

There was a time in the mid- to late '90s when CCM used to groom and nurture true teen stars: Rebecca St. James, Jaci Velasquez, Rachael Lampa, and Stacie Orrico all came out of that era. Moriah Peters, too, recalls that bygone period: herSee more details below

Overview

There was a time in the mid- to late '90s when CCM used to groom and nurture true teen stars: Rebecca St. James, Jaci Velasquez, Rachael Lampa, and Stacie Orrico all came out of that era. Moriah Peters, too, recalls that bygone period: her major-label debut, I Choose Jesus, sounds like nothing on the Christian pop airwaves in 2012, yet catches the ear with its quirky melodies, bright-eyed spirit, and pop sensibility reminiscent of Colbie Caillat, Sara Bareilles, and Brooke Fraser, but with exuberance very much her own. Peters comes across as a bubbly personality, and the childlike heart with which she sells these songs, many of them unabashed declarations of faith, makes it impossible to dismiss her as yet another dime-a-dozen girl with a guitar. Starlets her age often try to appear too cool for school, even in Christian music, but Peters seems unconcerned with appearances -- when she sings that she has never kissed her boyfriend, the one she's been waiting for all her life ("Haven't Even Kissed"), she means every word. Elsewhere, she's just content with being an encourager: to the church ("Know Us by Our Love," "All the Ways He Loves Us"), to her downtrodden neighbor ("No Shame," "Bloom"), and to herself ("Sing in the Rain"). Peters is so cheerful about her walk with God, so hopeful about her community of believers, you'd think these songs belong in Sunday school rather than in a disc that's, in essence, a singer/songwriter one. Peer through her innocence, though, and it becomes clear that Peters has the soul, the style, and the substance to make it big in CCM, and maybe even beyond. She should be a star.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
04/17/2012
Label:
Reunion
UPC:
0602341016421
catalogNumber:
10164
Rank:
94227

Related Subjects

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Moriah Peters   Primary Artist
Cindy Morgan   Piano
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Tim Lauer   Keyboards
Michael Alvarado   Keyboards
Ed Cash   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping
Tony Lucido   Bass,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping
Ben Shive   Piano
Adam Shoenfeld   Electric Guitar
Paul Mabury   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping
Drew Ramsey   Electric Guitar
Joel Smallbone   Background Vocals
Chad Cates   Background Vocals
Stu G   Electric Guitar
Scott Cash   Background Vocals
Jason Walker   Background Vocals
Seth Mosley   Banjo,Piano,Ukulele,Background Vocals
Chris Lacorte   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Cindy Morgan   Composer
Ian Eskelin   Composer
Beth Lee   Art Direction
Terry Hemmings   Executive Producer
Bob Boyd   Mastering
Ed Cash   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Tim Parker   Art Direction
Blaine Barcus   Executive Producer
Jeremy McCoy   Composer
Chuck Butler   Composer
Ben Glover   Composer
Tony Wood   Composer
Chris August   Composer
Chad Cates   Composer
Jason Walker   Composer
Seth Mosley   Composer,Programming
Juan Otero   Composer
Moriah Peters   Composer
Wendi Green   Composer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >