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Saturday, January 21, 2017

CMD Issue 7: Interview with Willow City (Formerly known as 4 Proches)

In this issue, you’ll hear the story behind the song “Open Hands” by Laura Story, we’ll take a look at some updates from some of your favorite artists such as Casting Crowns, and our Feature Story is an interview with the folk/bluegrass band 4 Proches.

Note: Not long after this show released, the 4 Proches changed their name to Willow City. They're still the same great band just under a new moniker. Their new website is willowcitymusic.com.

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Artist Updates

2016 saw the formation of a new CCM/Southern Gospel trio called Cana’s Voice
Cana's Voice website

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Casting Crowns 11th #1 radio single
Casting Crowns 5th Platinum Album Certification

Gospel singer CeCe Winans is back with a new album

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Story Behind The Song

Laura shares the message behind her latest single, “Open Hands”, which features a duet with Third Day frontman, Mac Powell. “Open Hands” is the title track from her upcoming release which is available for preorder now.

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Feature Story

The family band, 4 Proches, is a talented group of four siblings from Texas with a wonderful acoustic, folksy, bluegrass sound that just welcomes you in. Their debut album, Wayfaring Stranger, features a great blend of familiar tunes and original songs. They've got nice harmonies and clear, clean vocals which shine particularly brightly on an a cappella arrangement of "Down to the River to Pray". Our Feature Story is a chat with all four members of the band; Beecher, Ezra, Liza and Asa about their music, some of their hobbies and why they do what they do.

4 Proches Website

Links Mentioned in the Conversation

Beecher mentioned the following books:
In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars by Mark Batterson
The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential by John C. Maxwell

Liza writes for these blogs:
Lies Young Women Believe

Purchase 4 Proches music from our partners. You can also purchase CDs at 4proches.com.

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