09 May 2006

Musician of the Week

"Somewhere between Nashville and Virginia, driving through the mountains of North Carolina one October day, Beth Champion Mason was struck by the picture-perfect view of autumn colors against an azure-blue sky, and through that beauty God sent a simple message: “I love you.” In that moment, the song “Postcards” was born. It was a moment of clarity and peace, a moment when God was very present. And it was just another stop along a winding journey for Beth.

“I decided to call the new CD Postcards because a postcard tells a little blurb about a certain point along a journey, but it doesn’t tell the whole story,” Beth explains. “To me, these songs are like that – each one describes a point along my journey, but none of them tells the whole story about me or my faith. Every song is just a snapshot. But it seems to me that in life, if you look hard enough, during every point on your journey you can see the ways that God is trying to say, ‘I love you.’”

Beth’s journey has definitely been a winding one. Born and raised in Southeastern Virginia, Beth loved to sing from a very young age, started playing piano at age 7, and wrote her first song at age 12. She had dreams of a singing career early on, but as she got a little older, Beth was sidetracked from her dreams and dragged down into a life of alcohol and drug abuse. She turned her back on the faith her parents tried to instill in her, and instead tried everything the world had to offer. Even while on this detour, Beth knew that God was the path she was seeking – yet she convinced herself that she had ventured too far for God to still love her. She was wrong. " (From http://www.bethchampionmason.com/bcm.htm)

Make sure you check out the songs "Postcards" and "Tapestry" on Beth's website. Those are my two current favorites.


At 09 May, 2006 18:32, Blogger Redeemed said...

She has a powerful testimony, that's great.


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