11/23/2015

Little Tunes Playlist

There's a spot in my backyard that my first dog, Bonnie, paved in the grass. She paced up and down that line so many times that the grass never grew back the same, even ten years after her death. It was the well-worn path, a comforting way, and I smile a bit every time that I see that path.



On a completely different note that will connect in just a bit (I promise), I've never considered myself a music person. Don't take me wrong, I've always loved listening to music, but I never knew what to listen to. I'm too cheap to buy music I don't love and too busy to find music that I love, so I used to just stick to the good ol' worn path. I listened to the same albums over and over until I knew every word and in which order the songs will play.

But then something happened: I started (with the help of the amazing Amazon Music app which you should check out right now if your family has Amazon Prime because it is FULL of free music) to listen to... wait for it... new music.

I shocked myself a bit too, so if you need to catch your breath right about now, I understand.

Yes, I left the well-worn path and ventured off into the grass beyond. (Am I taking this analogy too far?) And I loved what I found! Well, mostly. There were the few songs that talked of cannibalism or screamed the whole time that I didn't want to think about again, but I found so many playful songs, wonderful artists, and joyful words!

But that didn't mean that I left the well-worn path all together. Instead, I've been working on a playlist that contains bits and pieces from the new and the old to make something even more beautiful!

Here are some new discoveries and well-worn comforts:

Favorite Artist Discovered: 

Ben Rector all the way! Something about his whimsical songs, soothing voice, and charming lyrics make me smile every time I listen to him! In fact, my favorite song of the moment is his song "I Like You." He's the new age of romantic songs that make you feel happy to be alive!

Brand New
Buy his newest album on Amazon here

Favorite Well-Worn Artist:

David Crowder. I think that loving David Crowder is in my genes, but after listening to him as long as I can remember, he still brings talented, truth-filled, moving melodies that point to Jesus and make me want to dance! I've actually seen him in concert three times within the past year, including a time when he came to our church! (Oh, and you NEED to listen to his Christmas album! I could listen to it all day long!)

Oh For Joy
Start the holiday spirit right by purchasing Crowder's Christmas album here

Favorite New Vibe: 

I really like acoustic all of a sudden. Just a hint of country. Some singer-songwriter themes.

Favorite Familiar Vibe: 

Worship music. Worshipping Jesus while listening to music, what can get better!

And so, without further ado, my Little Tunes Playlist, a combination of the well-worn path and the newly-explored frontier!



Now that I've started this business of discovering new music, I'm always looking for more! Please comment below your go-to artists, be they a classic staple in your music tastes or a new favorite! And how do you like the playlist?

Have a happy Thanksgiving break! Try something new and embrace the well-worn paths!

Princess Hannah

17 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhh......didn't get a chance to listen to your playlist yet but scrolled through the titles of the songs and most all of them are some of my FAVES!!! If you have never heard of Tori Kelly I absolutely adore her voice and songs, especially "Dear No One"! Kolby Koloff is a new Christian artist/singer songwriter whose voice is so pretty and songs so inspiring too!
    -Madison
    www.1minniemuse.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so glad that you like it!!! And I'm listening to those artists right now and can't wait to hear even more! Thanks for the recommendations!

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  2. Ben Rector has been on my "to-listen-to" list for a while! Gosh, I really need to check out this app...for some reason your playlist won't show up on my screen, but my computer's probably just being dumb, I'll check back later!

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    1. Ben Rector is so fun!!! The app is lovely! Please comment again or email me if the playlist still doesn't work and I will make sure that is isn't a mistake on my end.

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    2. The playlist popped up now, it must have been just a glitch on my end. I'll have to listen to it now!

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  3. I don't think I've heard Ben Rector before and haven't kept music tabs on DCB in a while! I'll be sure to give your music recommendations a whirl :) And woot woot for Amazon Prime!

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    1. A friend recommended Ben Rector to me this fall and I love his music! DCB actually split up a while back and Crowder does his own thing (Neon Steeple = my go-to album above all others) and the band has their own band (The Digital Age).

      Amazon Prime is the best!!

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  4. Same as what Grace said up there^^ I've heard sooo much about Ben Rector recently- I've got to check him out! Thanks for the playlist! Can't wait to give it a listen ^-^

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    1. Yes, he's very cool! And Christian too!

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  5. Just nominated you for a tag over at my blog! :)

    http://totallygraced.blogspot.com/2015/11/happy-thanksgiving-gratitude-tag.html

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    1. Thank-you so much! I need to get around to writing up that post now! I have some pics to go with it too!

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  6. OH MY GOSH. Ben Rector is literally the coolest guy ever! I'm a huge fan of his music. You should check out his song Wildfire. Super catchy.

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    1. Man, everyone is commenting about Ben Rector, which makes me happy! And I'm sure I've heard Wildfire, but I can't remember it. It must be a sign to relisten to it!

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  7. BEN RECTOR. When I saw this, it made me SO happy. "I Like You" is just awesome, but literally most of his songs make me incredibly happy :)
    Going to check out your playlist right now!

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    1. His songs are super happy, which is why I Like Him. (See what I did there!)

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  8. Reading your "favorite new artist discovered" made me smile! I love converting people to full appreciators of Ben. There's just something about his lovely voice and lyrics about the beauty of everyday life. Long live Ben Rector!

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    1. Yes, thank-you so much for the recommendation! I now have a fuller Christmas list and a better appreciation for sweet words put to lovely tunes!

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