Only You

Only You

by Karyn Williams
     
 

Only You, the debut from Nashville, Tennessee-based, Orlando, Florida-raised CCM singer/songwriter Karyn Williams, busts out of the gate with some real horsepower before settling into a more comfortable, country-infused, AOR folk-pop gait. Opening track "Call," a nosebleed seat, modern rock praise anthem that skillfully blends the measured fervor of See more details below

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Only You, the debut from Nashville, Tennessee-based, Orlando, Florida-raised CCM singer/songwriter Karyn Williams, busts out of the gate with some real horsepower before settling into a more comfortable, country-infused, AOR folk-pop gait. Opening track "Call," a nosebleed seat, modern rock praise anthem that skillfully blends the measured fervor of Natalie Grant, the youthful desperation of Taylor Swift, and the stadium-sized pyrotechnics of Evanescence (the album boasts a flurry of guest producers, including Brian G. White, Barry Weeks, Chris Bevins, Craig Swift, and Keith Everett Smith), while not wholly indicative of what follows, offer up a fairly accurate audio snapshot of Williams' style, which draws a great deal from the contemporary country pop scene while maintaining enough inspirational hyperbole to secure a few Dove award nominations, some of which will likely fall at the feet of Only You's emotionally charged first single, "Rest in the Hope." When she's not dabbling in radio-ready, midtempo highway anthems, Williams employs a softer, less comprehensively introspective narrator, offering up intimate, Sunday morning crowd pleasers like "Waiting in the Rain" and "This Is Freedom," the latter of which, along with the lovely, piano-led title cut, the jaunty, Beatlesque "Banner," and the Michael Tait-assisted power ballad "Hey There," appeared on her 2011 Wake Up EP, bring to mind some of her more obvious influences like Jewel, Sandi Patty, Avalon, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Carrie Underwood, Steven Curtis Chapman, and the aforementioned Swift.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2013
Label:
Inpop
UPC:
0804147166922
catalogNumber:
716692
Rank:
308295

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Karyn Williams   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Blair Masters   Piano
Duncan Mullins   Bass
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Mike Payne   Electric Guitar
Tim Lauer   Piano
Jason Webb   Piano
Ben Phillips   Drums
Dave Angell   Violin
Ron Robinson   Guitar
Chris Bevins   Keyboards
Michelle Swift   Background Vocals
Jeffrey Roach   Piano
Barry Weeks   Background Vocals,Overdubs
Sarighani Reist   Cello
Nashville Session Players   Strings
Craig Swift   Keyboards
Garth Justice   Drums
Tommy Lee   Bass
Tim Davis   Background Vocals
Matt Pierson   Bass
Trey Heffinger   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jim Gray   String Arrangements
Chris Bevins   Producer
Barry Weeks   Programming,Producer
Craig Swift   Programming,Producer
Keith Everette Smith   Producer
Karyn Williams   Composer
Andrew Patton   Executive Producer
Brian G. White   Producer
Lauren Ledbetter   Art Direction

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