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.

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.

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 94: Still a Creative Force

The acclaimed author, artist and singer was once at the bottom looking up, but at 94 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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Legendary composer Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach: A Musical Giant Turns 92

Over the course of a sixty-plus year career, composer Burt Bacharach has amassed an amazing string of popular hits, and he's still going strong.

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Country music legend Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton: Dream Big, Pray Big

Fueled by her unflappable faith, the country music legend has never been afraid to aim high.

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Fred Rogers, Corrie ten Boom and James Stewart

20 Favorite 'Guideposts Classics' Stories

In our 75 years, Guideposts has published inspiring stories from people in every field of creative endeavor from Al Roker to Corrie ten Boom, Fred Rogers and Tim Conway.

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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.

Gloria Gaynor on her new album 'Testimony'

Gloria Gaynor Opens Up About Faith, ‘Testimony’ and Her Grammy Win

The disco icon is “back on top” with the release of her new gospel album.

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Matthew West

Matthew West on Telling Stories Through Song and How Steven Curtis Chapman Influenced His Musical Calling

The Christian singer’s new album is all about returning to the heart of faith. 

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A young  girl singing 'Old Town Road' by Lil Nas X.

Heaven's Music: Kids Sing 'Old Town Road'

Watch and listen to The KIDZ BOP Kids perform the award-winning hit.

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Singer/Songwriter Paul Overstreet at The 3rd. Annual "Mississippi GRAMMY Legacy" Celebration at Bluesville at Horseshoe Casino on May 28, 2009 in Robinsonville, Mississippi.

How God's Love Helped This Country Singer Out of Addiction

His life took a turn for the worse as he got into drugs and alcohol. But God had another a plan for him.

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