MP3 Lynn Beckman and Rick Beckman - THE FATHER AND THE SON: Telling The Gospel Story
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13 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Country Gospel, COUNTRY: Modern Country
For music friends and fans around the world who receive England's Country Music Round-up Magazine, feature articles were published on Lynn Beckman in both the June and July (2004) issues even though the artist is from the United States (Maryland). In addition, one of the songs from the new "FATHER AND SON: Telling The Gospel Story" CD has been released as a single in England and distributed across Europe. The song, "A BRAND NEW BOOK" appeared on the all-genre and country Gospel NCM EURO charts during the week of July 4 (2004) and has reached as high as # 3 on the country-Gospel chart and # 4 on the all-genre chart.
Paul Davis from England, an author, record producer and music critic said of "A BRAND NEW BOOK," ..."it is a great song with a clear message."
Lynn Beckman (The Father) and Rick Beckman (The Son) have been singing Gospel songs all of their lives. From Garrett County, MD,(Applachian Mountain region)the two are rooted both in the life of the church and in music. Both the father and the son have written song materials for this album.
In addition to "A BRAND NEW BOOK," other songs on the CD that are getting excellent reviews include: "The Shoebox," that continues to be a requested favorite on show dates; and "You Will Love Me Through," also a top requested song, and Rick's special father and father-in-law tribute song, "The Small Things."
In addition, Lynn (The Father) is the writer of a Gospel song, entitled "For Me," that has been released by Grand Ole Opry artist Billy Walker in the USA and in Europe. Lynn and Rick have a their version of this song on this CD, but they admit that Walker's version is the definitive one since it reached number 2 on the New Christian Music European country-Gospel charts in March of 2004, and peaked at number 3 on the all-genre charts during March and April, 2004. The song remained on the all-genre charts for 12 weeks and the country Gospel charts for 16 weeks at last count.
Both Lynn and Rick are musicians as well as vocalists, and both play on the CD. They are regularly found performing in churches and other venues in MD, WV, and PA. Lynn has been featured on Nashville's WSM Midnight Jamboree Radio Show from the Ernest Tubb Record Shop and has made road appearances with Billy Walker and The Tennessee Walker Band; appeared on the Sagebrush Round-up in Fairmont, WV; guested on the road with many other artists including George Hamilton IV and Ronnie Reno, among others. He has also been heard over WWVA Radio in Wheeling, WV, and songs from this album are being regularly featured on Gospel Music Time, a daily radio program over WMSG Radio 1050, Oakland, (Garrett County) Maryland, a hometown station near to where Lynn and Rick live, and it is getting airplay from many other stations throughout the world since the successful release of "A Brand New Book" in Europe.
Another song from the album, "There Were No Toys," was selected for release by NCM in England and was released for the 2004 holiday season making two songs from the album featured singles that will surely create an additional interest in this project and add to its "best buy" status as both Lynn and Rick Beckman gain new fans world-wide and grow in popularity. Keep checking CDBaby for more new cd listings as new projects are being planned and added.
"THERE WERE NO TOYS," entered the Euro Christmas Chart the week of December 6, 2004. It debuted at number 7 on the chart and received great reviews from radio stations across Europe and the U.S.A. Reports of radio airplay were also garnered from New Zealand and Australia.
"There Were No Toys" remained in the top 10 Christmas songs on the Christmas Euro Chart throughout the holiday season--2004...reaching its top listing at #2 at the start of the New Year---2005.
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