Sunday, November 12, 2017

Kutless - Alpha / Omega - My Review & a Giveaway on November 22, 2017

I was recently invited to review a new CD from Kutless - Alpha / Omega. I did not really know much about this band - or thought I did not - but thought they were probably a "metal" type band, which members of my family enjoy, so I said I'd do it. (I thought I could always have them help me by listening to it and letting me know what people who like Metal thought of it.)

I was in for a huge surprise - a wonderful surprise when I listened to it . . . I sing most of the songs on the CD in church! Songs like "Your Great Name", "Strong Tower" and "Your Love Awaken Me" are some of my favorite worship songs! Not metal - worship!

So, today I'm extremely happy to let you know what I think of Kutless Alpha / Omega and announce a special giveaway as well!

Alpha / Omega
Band - Kutless
Record Label - BEC Recordings

Favorite Features -
  • Everything! Yes, everything!
  • Solid songs with great melodies and solid lyrics.
  • You will want to listen to these songs again and again - and sing them as well.
BEC Recordings says; "Since signing to BEC Recordings in 2001, Kutless has transformed from a new rock band to a
staple artist in the industry which has multi-format, top-charting hits, sold millions of records and more than eight million streams. Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner
Pacific College in Portland in 2000. Kutless has two RIAA Gold-selling albums for Strong Tower and Live from Portland. The band has had 12 No. 1 radio singles across all formats including their major hits; 'Strong Tower,' 'What Faith Can Do' and 'Carry Me To The Cross.' After more than 15 years together and reaching fans around the world, Kutless continues to be focused on sharing the Gospel with a younger generation who is searching for answers. 'We really believe music can make a difference in people’s lives,' shares Jon Micah Sumrall. 'Music is an incredibly powerful tool which can break down walls and allow us to communicate a message of hope to people who may not listen otherwise. We are still recording and performing, because we really do believe it makes a difference. We hear stories all the time from people who share with us how a concert or a song has radically impacted their life, and it’s these types of testimonies which keep us going year after year.' With their upcoming album Alpha / Omega, Kutless has created a collection of rock and worship songs of both original and cover tracks which are true to who the band has been for the last 17 years. They wanted to create a project which would engage the Christian community and have the greatest impact. The songs are true to who the band is at their core - rock and worship. Alpha / Omega  features a new version of 'Strong Tower' as well as the debut radio single 'King of My Heart.'”

Well, I love this CD! It is everything music should be - in my opinion. Tunes and melodies which are clear and lovely with lyrics which encourage and challenge us to love and walk with our Good, Good God! What could possibly be better? I love all the old familiar songs on Alpha / Omega and the new "King of my Heart" is absolutely going to become a staple in worship services the world over. It is excellent! "When the night is all around me, God is holding on! And when the night is holding on to me, God is holding on!" Powerful. True. Encouraging - just as is every other song on Alpha / Omega. You will love it!

I am so very, very happy to say not only did Flyby make one CD available for me to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (Continental USA only). If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing for one Kutless Alpha / Omega which will be on November 22, 2017, please comment below to share the name of your favorite Kutless song - difficult one to answer as I love so many of them, but I'd have to say I really love the new "King of my Heart".

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win one Kutless Alpha / Omega and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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