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We love music around here. And when that music is focused on Scripture, growth, and praise? Even better.
Though I’ve heard of her for a couple of years, I was (finally) recently introduced to Yancy’s (not Nancy) awesome music. At the 2:1 Conference last April, I received one of her albums, a rockin’ album called the Jesus Music Box full of guitar and fast beats. (Find out more here.)
Yancy just recently released a new album and app called Roots for the Journey. This album is gorgeous. A bit of a departure from her faster paced music, this album began as a project to create a record of lullabies for her son. Here, I’ll let Yancy explain some more (subscribers, you probably need to click over to the post to view the video):
Yancy has almost a sultry voice with a rich sound in any note she sings. Roots for the Journey shares slower songs with soothing melodies and features more piano and softer guitar sounds. The songs are easy to relax to as well as sing along with, and they still feature a little of Yancy’s unique flair. The best part? All the lyrics are Scripture-based.
Another huge added bonus? There’s an app!
Yep, an app! And, it’s a FREE app!
Honestly, there is much more in this app than I expected. The videos I’ve shared on this post are viewable from the app, and a few of the music videos are there, too (including for the songs Joy and Safe).
It’s a beautifully designed app, too, but don’t think the opening page is all that’s there! See the menus down in the black bar at the bottom?
When you click on the “Family Devos” tab, you can access supplemental materials for every single song on the album! For each song, Yancy includes:
- lyrics (I love when artists makes their lyrics available),
- the verses the song is based on,
- a family devotion to read together (written by various contributors),
- questions to spur discussion in your family,
- an activity to accomplish as a family to put the Scripture into action (awesome) and/or help make these truths more real for your children (I love the idea for “His Eye is on the Sparrow”), and
- sample prayers for both a child to say and a parent to pray related to the song.
The “Articles for Parents” tab includes lengthier devotions for parents to read and reflect upon.
Again, all this is FREE in the app! It’s a fantastically useful resource for families. I’d say the activities are especially useful for ages 3 to 10, but this music and these devotions and activities are inspiring for all ages.
Yancy describes the app here (click over to view this video, too, lovely subscribers):
I’m really not sure I can pick favorites off this album yet, but I’m currently listening to “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and “Our God Reigns” repeatedly. My young’uns are already enjoying the music, too.
Another bonus: Yancy offers free shipping any time with the code “YANCYLOVESME” at checkout.
Want to learn a little more about Yancy? Check out this fun video:
Oh, and one more thing… Yancy (awesome as she is) is offering one copy of the Roots for the Journey album to one of you! Enter this giveaway through the Rafflecopter widget below. (Subscribers, please click over to the post to enter the giveaway.)
Terms of Giveaway: This giveaway is open internationally (thanks, Yancy!) and will end at the end of the day June 30, 2013 (EDT). All entrants must be 18 years old or older. Enter through the Rafflecopter above. Incomplete entries will be deleted. Once a winner is selected, I will contact them via email. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, I will select another winner.
Have you heard any of Yancy’s music? Have you check out the free Roots for the Journey app? What resources would you like to see in family music apps?
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