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Charlie Hall: A Good Man

charliegoteephotos by chris loope

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I’ve met a lot of people in my young life, but, yesterday I met a fellow that will not soon be forgotten. I mean the guy told me to grab his goatee, he’s a good man.  Charlie Hall is a Singer/Songwriter/Worship Leader/Pastor and now a friend. We had the chance to hang for a few hours yesterday as he and my friend Phil Wickham are on tour together and the tour stopped here at Cornerstone.

Charlie is one of those guys that lives like I hope I live. He lives in the midst of his story, believing God, believing the scripture, making his declaration through the art of song and doing everything with Christ in him to live it out. A couple things really stood out to me from what I observed in my time with Charlie and I’d love to share them with you.

As a Worship Leader, I have a deep amount of respect for him. Charlie has been on the scene as a writer and leader for a good while now. I can remember hearing the Passion ’99 album for the first time and hearing him lead ‘Better is One Day’ and ‘You’re Worthy of My Praise’ with the Female vocalists and all. Ten years later his lyrics and style continue to be a transcendant piece of beautiful art through music.

Ultimately, now having had the chance to get to know Charlie, I see a man that has dealt and is dealing with real life face to face. Charlie is a man that declares the truth of the songs God has given him to serve as a medium to help free people, but, they’re also the songs to remind him that he’s free. I appreciate the way he draws people in who don’t normally feel invited in and reminds us all that we’re broken people in need of redemption.

Much more to say, but, for your own good, go download some of his music. His newest offering is called ‘The Bright Sadness’. Check it out!

Phil Wickham – Singalong

if you haven’t partaken in Phil Wickham’s newest record ‘Singalong’, well, you most certainly should.

i just got done listening to it for the first time and it’s a very fun worship record. i think you’ll really like it. he’s a power house of creativity both instrumentally and, especially, vocally. if you don’t know of Phil Wickham, well, let me me introduce you. 

Phil has become a friend over the years. We’ve been able to share our lives with each other a bit and it’s fun to see his ministry and songwriting continue to excel and move forward. Phil will be on his first HEADLINING tour, he tells me, this fall and it looks like FEE (steve fee for all the old school folks) will also be on his tour. should be cool. check out his myspace for dates and if he’s coming near your city you need to go spend a night with Phil and the tour. 

in the meantime, you can download, for FREE, his new SINGALONG record by just submitting to be on his mailing list. the album cover is the link to his blog so you can get his FREE record. let me know what you think, if you get it.