Run the Earth…Watch the Sky

Chris Rice's sixth offering in as many years continues to confirm his presence as one of Christian music's foremost and most successful singer/ songwriters.

Chris Rice's sixth offering in as many years continues to confirm his presence as one of Christian music's foremost and most successful singer/ songwriters. Producer Monroe Jones adds spare, carefully crafted rock and orchestral touches that tastefully embellish Rice's unapologetic place as a genuine folk troubadour, modernizing the tradition of legendary forebears like James Taylor and Gordon Lightfoot. "The Other Side of the Radio" jauntily expresses Rice's obvious empathy with his fans. "Everything's OK" shows a musical and lyrical cleverness with an endearing, acoustic Beatles flavor. "Me and Becky" is infectious, top-down evangelism, while "Spare an Angel" is a hauntingly beautiful prayer on a genuinely warm and touching collection of songs from an artist who continues to delight and inspire.—GE