There's nothing quite like music to lift the spirit. I have to admit my ability to listen to and enjoy music was greatly diminished when I lost the hearing in my right ear nearly 10 years ago now. The constant white noise is still annoying and greatly aggravated by loud noise. It has come to my attention that I don't listen to music like I used to. It's near impossible when I am the driver of my vehicle, and I have a passenger. Loud music and conversation are near impossible with my good ear facing the driver's side door.
With an emerging adolescent in the house that loves to sing, listen to, and play music I find that I am giving the act of listening to music a little more effort. The latest CD by Plumb, Exhale, is the first new CD I've had in I cannot even tell you how long. We brought it along on our latest field trip to the local aquarium. It was the perfect length for our hour long ride, and everyone enjoyed listening. We even recognized one of the songs from the radio.
Our enjoyment didn't stop there. I didn't realize how much the adolescent enjoyed the CD until she asked for special time to go on You Tube and look up songs from the album. There she discovered a video featuring Plumb talking about the back story to her song Lord, I'm Ready Know. It made a very positive impact on her, and she's still talking about it. In the short time that we've had the CD we have listened to it several times already. I have a feeling it will make it back into the player today during our Friday cleaning. No better way to get things done than to crank up good tunes!
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Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, better-known by her stage name Plumb, is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and author. Plumb has sold more than 500,000 albums and over two million singles worldwide, co-penned songs for numerous other artists, including Michelle Branch, Mandisa, Mandy Moore, Jaci Velasquez, and Natalie Grant, and had music placed in many films and television shows.Originally signed as a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) recording artist in 1997, Plumb is now known as well as or better in alternative rock, electronic dance music, and for the use of her music in film and television than she is in the CCM market.About the album:
EXHALE, the seventh studio album from acclaimed multi-genre singer, songwriter and author PLUMB, expresses a new focus and vision. After the runaway success of NEED YOU NOW (the album, title track and book), which coincided with her own moving story of brokenness and ultimately healing, Exhale brims with worshipful songs of gratitude and hope.
The defining concept of EXHALE was born from a sermon at Plumb’s home church, wherein her pastor Pete Wilson expressed the notion that the Church doesn’t exist for itself. Rather, believers come to church to breathe in grace and truth, be changed, and then go out and “exhale” that hope into their surrounding community.
“That idea of exhaling hope hit me right away and I couldn’t get to the Notes section on my phone fast enough. I started writing the chorus of Exhale right then and there,” explains Plumb. “I have been made new by the ultimate hope, and I want to share and exhale that hope in everyway I can.”