Music

Uplifting music can be utterly transformative to our mood, energy level, and attitude. When we listen to inspiring music, either recorded or in a live performance, we remember the beauty and magic that is all around us. Musician interviews offer insight into the lives of artists and can illuminate a beautiful piece of music even further.

Singer-songwriter Amy Grant; photo by Cameron Powell

Amy Grant: Prayer Brought Me Through Heart Surgery

The singer and songwriter shares how her faith—and a particular spiritual practice—helped her get through a health crisis.

Singer, comedian, and songwriter Mark Lowry; photo courtesy Mark Lowry

The Story of a Song: Mary, Did You Know?

Roberta Messner explores the origin of Mark Lowry’s classic Christmas song about the birth of Jesus.

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Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth; photo by Larsen&Talbert

Conversations with Kristin Chenoweth

In these videos, actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth talks about her new holiday album, "Happiness Is ... Christmas," recalls her first audition and shares why Guideposts magazine holds such a special place in her heart.

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Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth on 'Happiness Is ... Christmas'

The award-winning actress and singer discusses her eclectic new holiday album, which includes brand new songs and plenty of old favorites, too.

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Tony Bennett holding a microphone

Legendary Singer Tony Bennett and Family Share Details of His Battle with Alzheimer’s

The musical icon was diagnosed with the disease in 2016.

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Doc Pomus performs in a nightclub; credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

The Story of a Song: Save the Last Dance for Me

Doc Pomus, who wrote songs for Elvis Presley, Andy Williams and Ray Charles, based one of his biggest hits on a moment from his own life.

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Harry Connick Jr.; photograph by Larsen&Talbert

Harry Connick Jr.’s Powerful Lesson on Faith

Like many of us, the pandemic left the musician and actor feeling isolated, but it also opened the door to something deeper in his music and in his soul.

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Harry Connick Jr.; video shot by Larsen&Talbert

Harry Connick Jr. on His Album, 'Alone with My Faith'

The acclaimed musician shares how the challenges and sorrows of the pandemic rejuvenated his faith and inspired his new album, "Alone with My Faith."

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Harry Connick Jr.; photograph by Larsen&Talbert

Harry Connick Jr. Explores His Faith in New Solo Album

The Grammy-winning musician wrote and recorded the music at home during the pandemic.

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Lyricist Hal David (right) and composer Burt Bacharach; Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

Story of a Song: What the World Needs Now Is Love

Hal David—longtime songwriting partner with Burt Bacharach—had a sudden burst of inspiration while composing the lyrics for one of the Sixties’ most uplifting songs.

L to R: Matthew Garber, Karen Dotrice, Julie Andrews; credit Walt Disney Pictures/Photofest

The Story Behind 'A Spoonful of Sugar'

Songwriters often admit that their inspiration comes from small, everyday moments. Here’s the sweet story of the famous Mary Poppins song.

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Singer, actress and author Michelle Williams; photo by Michael A. Schwarz

How Singer Michelle Williams Copes with Depression and Finds Joy

The Grammy-winning artist outlines five actions that helped her cope during tough times.

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5 Stories of Heavenly Music to Comfort Your Soul

These mysterious melodies, hymns, and instruments brought peace to those who needed it most.

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Dolly Parton; photo by Stacie Huckeba

Dolly Parton Shares the Story Behind 'Mary, Did You Know?'

The beloved music icon reveals how the track, which is featured in her new album A Holly Dolly Christmas, “sends chills down me.”

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Carrie Underwood; Credit: Joseph Llanes

Carrie Underwood on Sharing Your Greatest Gift at Christmas

The award-winning country singer reveals how her small-town upbringing shaped her faith, career and family life.

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Singer-songwriter Kari Jobe. Photo credit: Cameron Powell Studio

How a Divinely Timed Song Became an Anthem During the Pandemic

When Christian singer Kari Jobe and others wrote “The Blessing,” they didn’t realize the huge impact it would have.

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