This album represents an intriguing chapter in Watson's career. In 1989, Watercolour Ponies won the Dove Award for pop/contemporary album.

This album represents an intriguing chapter in Watson's career. In 1989, Watercolour Ponies won the Dove Award for pop/contemporary album. The two sons that inspired the title cut are now grown. Son Neal produced this fine album (Watson's debut for the Spring Hill label), and son Adam co-wrote two cuts with dad. Living Room boasts the same earnest, heartfelt vocals and poignant songs that have long been Watson's trademark. "Grace," "Cry of My Heart," and "Glorify Your Name" are among the cuts that celebrate his relationship with God, while "The Promise" is a tribute to his 29-year marriage to wife Lynn. Far from sappy, it's a thoughtful, intelligent lyric that reflects the joys and challenges of two lives intertwined. This is a potent collection from an artist who always has something to say and says it brilliantly.—DEP