The second reason for this update is to bring your attention to a lovely article written in the Christian publication Cross Rhythms, which is counting down 'The Spirit of Rock And Soul' - a countdown of the 1001 greatest recordings of Christian artists. Coming in at no. 339 is the little-known Stacie Orrico song 'Truth', off her 'Say It Again' EP!
But what is most heartwarming is the article accompanying the acknowledge:
339. STACIE ORRICO - TRUTH, 2002. From the album 'Say It Again', Forefront.Astonishingly Stacie was only 15 when she recorded this dazzling album and 'Say It Again' with Stacie's expressive and passionate vocals and crisp inventive production from Tedd T, Michael Anthony Taylor and Mark Heimermann made it one of the best pop R&B albums of 2002 or any other year. This is my favourite cut, a lolloping piece of funk over which sassy young Stacie exhorts us to pursue the truth of the Gospel. Stacie's sudden departure from the music scene after disillusionment with the star-making mechanisms of the mainstream music industry mean that Christendom has lost one of its finest singers. Let's hope Stacie returns, at least to the CCM arena, one day.Tony Cummings
I couldn't agree more, and I'm sure I'm speaking for many of us Stacie fans!
Anyway, stay safe, happy and healthy everyone, and hopefully one day soon I'll have a post that involves the words 'New', 'Stacie' and 'Album' (one can still hope!) Take care x
P.S. You will have noticed my little box of shameless self-promotion on the right-hand side of the site - if you have the time, give a few of my tracks a listen :)