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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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A man plays his guitar on his porch for all to enjoy

3 Ways People are Coming Together Through Live Music

These places are tapping the healing power of music to spread cheer and joy during the pandemic.

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Singer Tony Bennett; photograph courtesy Tom Beetz via Creative Commons

Tony Bennett at 95: Still a Creative Force

The acclaimed author, artist and singer was once at the bottom looking up, but at 95 years of age, he's still going strong.

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Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin

12 Uplifting Songs from Inspiring Black Musicians

Talented Black artists have transformed genres like rock, jazz, soul and gospel⁠⁠. Here are 12 favorites who have revolutionized music worldwide.

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Country music legend Dolly Parton

Behind the Scenes with Dolly Parton

In this exclusive video, we take a peek at the photo shoot for the country music legend's fourth Guideposts cover.

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Country music legend Eddy Arnold

Guideposts Classics: Eddy Arnold on the Value of Aiming High

In this story from September 1972, the country music legend shares a lesson from his father about recognizing the good in people—and in himself.

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