Somebody's Praying Me Through

The first artist signed to a new label is crucial in establishing a positive first impression for the new venture.

The first artist signed to a new label is crucial in establishing a positive first impression for the new venture. Doxology could have chosen no better ambassador than the very talented Allen Asbury. He has a warm, evocative voice—truly effective on the anthemic opener "The Light of That City" and the heartfelt title cut. Discovered by Bill Gaither, Asbury's past includes stints as a firefighter, an actor, and a missionary who smuggled Bibles into China. The depth and breadth of his life experiences infuse the material with much emotion. Targeted toward the church audience, this solid collection of faith-filled pop songs includes many highlights, among them "Love Divine," "It's Raining Again," and "All About Grace," a duet with the always affecting Russ Lee. This impressive project signals the arrival of a major new talent as well as the emergence of a promising new label. Contact 615-778-8818.—DEP