Paul Baloche (Integrity Music)
Three-time Dove Award-winner Paul Baloche releases his first Christmas album with the intent to provide a collection of holiday songs that resource the church.
The album, produced by Baloche and others, features worship leaders such as Aaron Shust, All Sons & Daughters, Kathryn Scott and Rita Baloche. The tracks include traditional carols blended with modern worship choruses that make congregational singing seamless.
Baloche was inspired toward this approach after working with local pastors and hearing their need to create a special worship environment at their churches during the busiest time of year.
“We all love the content of Christmas carols, but often they don’t facilitate a vertical expression of worship toward the Lord,” Baloche says. “So the idea of this album was to take classic Christmas carols that we all enjoy singing and combine them with modern worship choruses to encourage worship all throughout the Christmas season.”
To blend well-loved Christmas songs with modern worship tunes, acclaimed writers such as Jason Ingram, Lincoln Brewster, Graham Kendrick, Glenn Packiam and Scott joined Baloche in the challenge of reworking songs written by some of the greats—Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, George Frideric Handel and John Francis Wade. The results are flawless and the album is sure to be enjoyed by many for years to come.