Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Coolest Giveaway this Summer!

So, you know that my dream is to actually have songs I write used. So often they come out of difficult times and are prayers or conversation between God and I. Those are the times that I feel him most. It's the way He moves me.

Because of this, I often wonder about the story behind a song. What inspired it, what was the songwriter feeling, etc... I like to listen first and then hear the story.

I tell you this because this giveaway is more than a CD. Even MORE than an autographed CD. I have the privilege of introducing you to Audrey Assad.

Today, July 13, 2010 Audrey released her debut album entitled "The House You're Building". She says "The record is about faith. It's about the cross and fear, and pain and how God is carrying me even though at times it doesn't feel like it."

The title song is said to be the most personal on this record. She shares about being a misfit and not feeling "worthy" to be a Christian, but then realizing that the walls of God's house are made from "oddly-shaped and misfit stones". I love what she says next, "He does that on purpose so I know I have a place. There's a hole in the wall that I know I fit perfectly in."

I wish I could share the entire bio with you. I believe Audrey's heart is tender to our Savior and that she is madly in love with Him.

You can listen to a portion of "The House You're Building" here on her Facebook page

Back to the giveaway. In addition to being an anointed songwriter, Audrey is also a talented artist. For the giveaway, Audrey has hand drawn lyrics for each song on her album. Those lyrics have been put together in a really cool bound book to give listeners an insight into the story behind each of her songs. The giveaway features the lyric book and her debut release along with a personalized bag. HOW COOL IS THIS!! I wish I could win. :)

SO leave a comment!! Then go and tell your friends to come and leave a comment! I will draw for a winner on Monday, July 19, 2010. (And just between you and me, I hope you win!)



beckyjomama said...

LOVE me some new music, so sign me up!

Jess said...

Oooh! LOVE Audrey Assad!!
She was on Chris Tomlin's Christmas CD and me a friend of mine just fell in love with her sound! Awesome!!

Cindy said...

Stephanie, enter me in the drawing please! Do you have a CD of your music for purchase?

Haley said...

Sounds great!! Hope you're well!

fuzzytop said...

Wow! Sounds lovely!

Barbara said...

Stephanie sign me up would love some new music pls answer question from Cindys comment

ocean mommy said...

Cindy and Barbara you are so sweet. Yes, I do have a CD. It was done w/ a dear friend and some musicians that I played with before we moved. We wanted to document some of the things I had written, but I do sell it. E-mail at stephanieparson@gmail.com and I will give you more details.

jenmom said...

I've never heard of Audrey, but I love getting exposed to new artists and their music! Thanks for the opportunity to maybe get some of her music!!

Jennifer said...

Would love to win this! Can't wait to hear her music!

Inksstillwet said...

I love her!! When I first heard her awesome voice on Chris Tomlin's Christmas CD, I couldn't take that song off of repeat!!

Melissa said...

Pick me! :)

Kristin Vincent said...

Count me in!