Secret Conversation

Nashville's newest Christian indie label, Perpetual Entertainment, bows with a winning project from Charles Billingsley.

Nashville's newest Christian indie label, Perpetual Entertainment, bows with a winning project from Charles Billingsley. The big-voiced artist has a solid track record, with six previous solo albums and a two-year stint as lead singer for NewSong under his belt. Billingsley resides in Lynchburg, Va., where he is worship leader at a local church and artist-in-residence at Liberty University. It is obvious from the depth of material here, and the passion with which Billingsley expresses it, that these extracurricular activities imbue his work with an extra potency. He understands the music that moves church audiences and beautifully delivers the goods on exuberant tracks ("Fill This Place" and "Psalm 71") and poignant ballads ("A Loss for Words" and "In Your Presence") alike. "Secret Conversation" is too good to remain a secret for too long. Contact: 615-794-5763.—DEP