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Friday, June 12, 2009

CD REVIEW: Jason Catron - Hymns The Collection

My first thought when I heard Jason Catron was "he sounds just like Josh Groban".

Although often compared to Groban, Catron's music style has also been compared to Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett and Steve Green.

Hymns The Collection is a beautiful moving album of classic hymns paired with rich orchestra sounds and soothing vocals. I enjoyed the fresh arrangements that gave the hymns a contemporary sound, yet remained true to their classic messages.

This collection includes hymns like "All Creatures of Our God and King," with lyrics dating back to the 1200's, "It Is Well With My Soul", which has a newer arrangement, and "His Eye Is On the Sparrow," the favorite of Jason's mother.

Jason also includes "You Raise Me Up", which definitely solidifies his similarities to Josh Groban for the listener.

Jason calls this project "a natural progression, a pure worshipful record."

A Nashville resident, Jason attended Belmont University and worked in the music industry for over six years, alongside artists like Nicole Nordeman, Natalie Grant, Newsong and Clay Crosse.

Music lovers who are looking for majestic orchestra sounds and rich strings will be very satisfied with this album.

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