On the heels of two new releases, Lauren Talley has joined the Gospel Music Association Hall Of Fame Nominations Committee, joining a prestigious lists of industry veterans and fellow artists.
In her role, Talley will help choose Hall Of Fame candidates from the Southern Gospel industry for GMA voters' consideration. The other committee members are Ed Harper (The Harper Agency), Dusty Wells (New Day), Charlotte Ritchie (artist), Elliott McCoy (artist), Gerald Crabb (songwriter), Becky Isaacs Bowman (artist), and Rick Sandridge (industry).
The 2020 class will be announced January 15, 2020 with the official GMA Hall of Fame induction ceremony taking place May 6, 2020.
"I love history, and I want to be part of it. The icons of this music poured so much into me as a young artist, and to be able to help honor them and publicly appreciate what they've accomplished is quite an honor for me," Talley says.
In August, Talley released two collections of music inspiring heartfelt worship and praise of the Lord. Each features her powerful and soulful voice.
The album begins with the hopeful "Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing," and Talley inspires awe of Christ with her vocals. Serving as inspiration for the album's title, this hymn sings of God's never-ceasing mercy and grace.
Other hymns include "When God Dips His Love In My Heart," "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross," "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Does Jesus Care." Loudest Praise closes with the first single, "His Eye Is On The Sparrow." Talley's voice fits the power of the cherished hymn's lyrics, as the song builds to a mighty end.
"Glorious God" shares the creation story and recognizes all God created to give us the lives we live. It's a reminder that God's presence is all around, everywhere we go.
Other songs include "What A Beautiful Name/Agnus Dei," with Talley backed by the Voices of Lee Choir; "Let The Glory Come Down," featuring Amber Eppinette and Chris Allman; "Mercy Tree," "The Heavens Are Telling," "Jesus At The Center" and "Jesus Only Jesus."
Glorious God closes with "A Wretch Like Me," a worship song penned by Talley and based on the lyrics of "Amazing Grace."
While the music of these two albums is different in feeling, both accomplish the same thing: A moving sense of God's presence and His role in our lives.
Listen to Loudest Praise: Hymns of Mercy, Love And GraceHERE and Glorious God: Songs of Worship and WonderHERE.