A popular country and Christian Country artist raised eyebrows on social media this week with a profanity-laced tirade against Christians, their church, and politics. We’ve redacted much of the material, including the name and sex of the artist.
One Christian Country station owner said they’d removed this artist’s songs from their library as a result of “the previous rant” some time ago. Another programmer pointed out “artists come from all different political views, and it’s not a big deal if they’re civil, but this was downright threatening and scary.”
“It’s fairly rare for an artist to directly contradict what they put in their music,” he said, “but this seems to be a good career ender.”
On a more positive note, Forever You're Loved is a love story that started from brokenness and lead to redemption in God's purpose. The story belongs to Dusty Marshall....
“Underneath the surface of a smiling child that was adopted by loving parents, I dealt with resentment and abandonment issues, especially toward women. I never felt like I was good enough to be loved, because my own mother and father had not even loved me enough to take care of me, and sold me to another family who could. This distorted view of love caused me to build up walls that shielded me from experiencing true intimacy most of my life. With these walls built, I thought I could protect myself from ever being abandoned again by someone who claimed to love me. This further lead me into darkness, depravity, and sin. My life seemed hopeless, until one day God showed up in the most unexpected place, a woman.”
“God met me right where I was at with this woman, and through her He showed me what His character was like. She introduced me to the Gospel message, she also stood by me through some of the darkest times in my life when there was nothing for her in return. While she was not perfect in herself, God was using her to help draw me closer to Him. I realize now it was the Holy Spirit working through her, but at the time I only knew it as her love, devotion, and kindness. This woman became my wife, my best friend, and the mother of my two beautiful children. We now travel the country together with our family, sharing God's message of amazing love, a love that is sacrificial and selfless.
God's love is one that takes those who have rejected and abandoned Him, and saves them from eternal torment in hell by adopting them into His eternal family. Oh what an amazing love! Believers are adopted into God's eternal loving family, just as I was by earthly parents! Yet this love is so much greater, and there is nothing that can separate us from it once he adopts us as His children.”
Suited to CHR and Rhythmic, the song, and a great story for Valentine’s Day, can be auditioned here and immediately downloaded for airplay.
Larnelle Harris, has released his first memoir which became a #1 best-seller on Amazon in less than a week of its release. Shaped Notes: How Ordinary People with Extraordinary Gifts Influenced my Life and Career has been given 5-star reviews. Harris' career has spanned five decades, and is still going strong. This past year, he released a compilation CD featuring two new songs. The title track, Disturb Us, Lord, was played on over 150 stations nationwide and appeared on CMW’s Inspirational chart.