On the 16-track set staged at the Ginghamsburg Church in Tonya Baker's native Dayton, OH, she shows off every emotional aspect of praise and worship music. She opens with the welcoming up-tempo `80s vibe of 'I Came To Praise' and closes with the militaristic rock-infused African tribal groove of 'The Kingdom Advancement.' In between, there are sing-a-long tunes such as 'Sing Forever,' the acoustic anthem, 'This Is How We Love;' the earthy funk of 'I Won't Forget,' the Bossa Nova bump of 'My Lips Will Praise You,' and the riveting ballad, 'You're Everything.' The collection's initial radio single is the soothing declaration of praise, 'Miracles,' that has already delivered Baker with her first Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart hit.
Grammy winner Myron Butler, who's collaborated with gospel stars such as Smokie Norful and Kirk Franklin, produced the album. 'There's nothing like the live experience,' Baker adds. 'You feel the energy from the people and the presence of God in the place. I believe He spoke to the people through the music. Most importantly, I didn't want the people to just come looking for a great show - but an encounter with God.'
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