Tuesday Tunes-“The Voice” Finale

NBC’s singing competition “The Voice” will declare the season four winner tonight at the end of the live show 9/8 Central.  Last night,  The Swon Brothers and Danielle Bradbery from team Blake and Michelle Chamuel  from team Usher sang three songs in hopes of winning over America one last time.  The show not only has a unique format but factors in the amount of iTunes downloads of a singer’s performance with other forms of voting.

Danielle has a mature innocence that might translate into endorsements or television work in addition to singing.  Michelle has a loveable quirkiness with a unique relationship with Usher that creates magic.  The Swon Brothers have a likeability factor where trust and believability in who they are emanates from their brotherly bond.

Tune into tonight for “the Voice” finale to find out who America voted for and to celebrate an end of a season that saw Shakira and Usher as two new coaches.

Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera will return with Blake Shelton and Adam Levine as coaches for the fifth season of “The Voice.”

Tuesday Tunes-FishFest and Audio Adrenaline’s “Kings and Queens”

The 12th annual Fishfest at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA on June 29 will feature Christian artists including Casting Crowns, Third Day, Phil Wickam, Audio Adrenaline, and Laura Story.

Audio Adrenaline’s song “Kings and Queens” released in March 2013 includes lyrics that deliver the message of love to orphans especially orphans in Haiti.

The band’s non-profit organization “Hands and Feet project” has established children’s villages in Haiti that houses 100 orphaned or abandoned at risk children.

The Kings and Queens Capital Campaign hopes to raise funds to build two more children’s villages in the next two years and provide the village’s family-style and long-term care to 1,000 children by 2016 according to their website.

For more information on how to get involved with Audio Adrenaline’s non-profit click here.

The song “Kings and Queens” include these lyrics:
Boys become kings, girls will be queens
Wrapped in Your majesty
When we love, when we love the least of these
Then they will be brave and free
Shout your name in victory

Invite a friend and buy tickets to the KFSH 95.9FM radio station and Transparent Production’s Fishfest.
Enjoy the family friendly music on the three stages!  For more information and how to purchase tickets to FishFest on Saturday, June 29 click here.

Tuesday Tunes: “Healing in the Heartland: Benefit Concert”

Blake Shelton is spearheading efforts to mobilize the music industry into making a positive difference for those affected by the Oklahoma tornado that took place last week.  Tomorrow there will be a benefit concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City airing on NBC and Bravo to help garner relief support.  According to NBC, the funds raised will be directed to the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.  Performers will include Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Ryan Tedder, Usher and Darius Rucker.

“Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy,” said Shelton in NBC’s press statement. “This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero.”

Check local listings for Wednesday May 29.             9 p.m.-10 p.m. on NBC and 11:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m. on Bravo.

The video above  features Blake Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert dedicating their song “Over You”  to Oklahoma.  Shelton is one of the four coaches on Mark Burnett’s singing competition “The Voice” on NBC.  The Voice’s live voting performance shows will announce the elimination of two more singers tonight leaving a top six to perform next Monday.

Thank you to all the everyday courageous heroes rescuing, protecting, helping, encouraging and generously giving their time, prayers,energy and money to show love when it is needed most.  Everyone can make a difference.

Tuesday Tunes: Inspiring Music and Musicians-Zach Sobeich

The story of Zach Sobeich and his inspirational story of how he infused songs with his life and thoughts after being diagnosed with terminal cancer is a reminder of valuing every moment.  The video “My Last Days” documenting slices of life that celebrate connection highlight relationships that are truly loving.  Interviews with Zach, his family and girlfriend are such gifts filled with honest unmasked truth.  Their intimate boldness delivered straight into camera is delivered straight to my heart.  “You don’t have to find out you’re dying, to start living.”

His songs from Zach’s band “A Firm Handshake” take on extra special meaning since his years on this earth came to an end yesterday.  Zach chose to be a fighter and deliver some of his story with simple lyrics.

Watch the documentary below:


Tuesday Tunes: Shining Songs and Lyrics

Image: Bible Lock Screens


From my experience, it can be easy to fall into the trap of self-doubt or worry before an audition.  I choose to focus on worship over worry.  Instead of practicing lines in the car I trust that I have done my work beforehand and I give all my fear to God.  The playlist of songs reminds me that my identity is not defined on whether I “do well” in the audition.  I can take every opportunity to “SHINE” representing love, joy, peace, patience and kindness to my fellow actors in the waiting room, the casting director and so on.    Matthew 5:16




1. We Are by Kari Jobe
Album: Where I Find You
Released: 1/20/12

2. Shine by Jeremy Camp
Album: Reckless
Released: 2/8/13


3. More by Matthew West
Album: Happy
Released: 5/11/04

4. Shine by Sharif Iman

Album: Shine