What Others Are Saying

Hey everyone.  Today’s the day.  The release of “Hymned Again” and it’s already number 6 on iTunes.  You guys are awesome!  Thank you for supporting this.  Here are a few of the reviews that I was just sent from some other folks out there.  

**** (4 out of 5 stars)
“… excellent and one of the better hymn albums you’ll find. Millard sounds great as usual, Bannister’s production is typically flawless, and the recording is teeming with great musicianship…….I just hope it’s not the last, because there are too many beloved church standards and too many creative ways to perform them for Millard to wrap up a series with so much potential, or for that matter, to repeat himself musically from one Hymned to another.” –
Christianity Today.com
 
**** (4 stars)
“Shuffling through 10 historic gems and one original tune, Hymned Again is a dazzling departure from MercyMe’s more pensive pop/rock fare. Flinging the door wide open for interpretation, Hymned Again brilliantly stylizes its classic catalog with western swing, brassy big band, finger pickin’ Dixieland, simple acoustic and waltzy blues and jazz… Hymned Again is an unusual and oh so wonderful blend of melody, music and history that is unfortunately rare in today’s capitalistic musical commerce.” –
CCMmagazine.com 
 
“…a diversified smorgasboard offering the listener New Orleans influenced horn-driven jazz to Texas blue-rock guitar to bluegrass to… country. ” –
TitleTrakk.com

“With Hymned Again, you realize that MercyMe frontman Bart Millard isn’t the least bit trendy, but he is determined to minister. It makes all the difference in the Spirit you feel through the songs… Millard makes most of these hymns memorable enough to ring in your heart as they sing through your head days later.” – Everyday Woman

“The musical styles on this collection may not appeal to everyone, but those who have a fondness for church classics or folk, country or blues music will surely enjoy this album. Warning: Spontaneous swaying, toe-tapping or head-bobbing likely to occur while being Hymned Again.” – Charisma

“A real treat for those of us longing for honest, organic music.” – Journal of Student Ministries

“There is a lot that is notable about Millard’s hymnal projects. First the song selection, Millard likes to pick old classics that are near and dear to his heart… The hymns are rearranged but they still hold a nostalgic significance of a traditional church service. The new arrangements take on a zesty New Orleans sound and Millard’s voice is in perfect form.” – Alpha Omega News.org

While MercyMe is one of the best at bringing massive worship anthems to the church, Bart Millard’s, “Hymned Again” is a collection of 12 old school hymns set to a musical background that at times makes me feel like I’m walking through the French Quarter of New Orleans about 60 years ago. I personally loved the track, “Jesus Cares For Me”. The guitars are so beautiful I wanted to cry. – Phil Wickham

Leave your review in the comments.  I’d love to know what you think.  Thanks for your continued support.

-bart

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  • Z

    Congratulations Bart!

    I am convinced. I have to get this CD.

    Love,
    Jim Bures

  • Tammy~S.L.O.B.

    I came home from higher ground to find your cd in the mail. What a treat. It is exactly what I need as I begin a very difficult journey over the next 4/6 months. Thank you for the awesome concert on Saturday! I have seen you guys 5 times in the past year and this one was truly the best!! Thanks for filling my last weekend of sanity with pure joy!! God bless all of you!

  • Sheryl

    I have this CD along with the other and I have to say that I love the rendition of these old hymns. I believe that even die hard rock fans would love the “new” sound that has been put into these tunes. Also knowing that Bart is so fond of them helps him sing them even more from the heart -Sheryl

  • Christopher [at] lightvox

    Sorry we missed the first round of reviews. Better late than never though. Check out the Spotlight article on Lightvox

    http://www.lightvox.com

    – Christopher

  • Robbie Paisley

    Sounds great, I love it! I’ll also be getting the cd this weekend.

  • Lisa

    Once I figure out how to get it into my mp3, I’ll let you know. I’m sure I will love it though. It made my day to find my e-mail from itunes saying it was here! Since school starts tomorrow and I’ll have 15 four year olds in my class, I’m banking on this cd’s wonderful effect on children:-)

  • Rebecca T :-)

    Does this mean we get the Cover Tune Grab Bag Back now?

  • Kenny Frazee

    Bart,
    Congratulations!!!!! What an incredible CD. All the songs need Airplay. I see Vince Gill on Thursday wish you were with him to hear, Jesus Cares For Me. Can’t wait for your solo dates too!!! Been looking several times a day to see the dates. You really gave new life to some classic Hymns.

    I have to say I really enjoyed the takeover. Can’t wait for the next one.

    Kenny Frazee

  • Gette

    Left a comment at itunes, too lazy to write a new one.

  • Trish

    Is that angel’s wings I hear fluttering?

    God bless Bart, the band, and MercyMe!

    🙂

  • candice

    Awesome CD and I wished I could have been in the KCBI studios to tell you so in person!

  • Becky Blair

    I was in the studio @ KCBI & truly enjoyed myself. Received “Hymned Again” & I love it! The swing style to the music is so cool. I’m taking it to church & want our praise team that I play my coronet in, to use! God bless Bart & his family, now go mind your mama!

  • Bari

    The CD is awesome! Now, Mr. Millard since we slobs have done our jobs, it is time for you to get your freaky, cab riding, wonderful singing self, back to Texas and get us a cover tune grab bag recording of WE ARE THE WORLD. I am waiting……….

    Congratulations on the CD. Great music always rises to the top doesn’t it?
    I think Mr. Vince Gill may have a possible career in music, don’t you?

  • Cheston

    Bart,

    You have an amazing talent. I have been a Mercyme fan for ,God knows how long, and everytime the band or you brings out an album it is always a breath of fresh air, like Hymned Again. I know God is working in your life and I pray that he continues to bless you and your work. As an aspiring “professional” musician, my goal is to hit the audience like Mercyme. You can see the presence of God fill the room through your worship, and I know you give it all to Him. Absolutely awesome! Keep up the work and I am looking forward to your next album. P.S. I have a question…sorry….could somebody help me locate your Independant work. I would love to get my hands on those pieces. Just get back to me. Have your people call mine! Haha.

  • Susie

    I heard you on KLOVE and you played I Saw the Light – Dude – WOW. The first thing I thought was “I’m gonna buy this” the second thing was “Hey! Is that Denver and the Mile High Orchestra I hear in the background?” what a great pairing – they rock!!
    I went home (after picking up subs) logged on to Amazon and bought the “album” without even previewing all of the songs.
    so, now of course, I have to find another $10 and buy the first one – I did preview those songs – I love them too

    I caught mercyme at YEC in Dayton Ohio (I was playing chaperone, but I would have gladly gone alone) Word of God Speak – well, I have tears in my eyes right now just thinking about it.

    Thank you so much for everything you do. If not for awesome bands and artists like you, I would never have returned to the Lord.

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