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Songs of Hope and Inspiration
Posted May 20, 2021
By JasminPatterson_NRT, Staff Reviewer


What You Need to Know
Gary Levox, the former front man of superstar Country band, Rascal Flatts, steps into a new season in his life and career with his solo pursuits. The lead project of his solo career is One on One, a faith-based EP featuring Gary's own beloved powerhouse vocals as well as collaborations from Christian/Gospel artists MercyMe, Jonathan McReynolds, Levox's daughter Brittany Levox, Country-rap artist, Breland, and writing credits from Tauren Wells. Gary describes One on One as a passion project he's wanted to do for as long as he can remember. With this release, Gary gives fans a deeper look at his faith and his vocal prowess as he shares a message of hope for hard times.

What It Sounds Like
One on One is musically diverse while still feeling like a cohesive body of work. The EP brings together the best of Country ("All I See," "While I Wait"), Pop ("A Little Love"), Gospel ("Never Forget'), and Adult Contemporary ("The Distance") stylings to deliver what is a stellar debut Christian EP from Gary Levox. You'll hear gospel harmonies, banjos, and pop hooks all in one album, giving you a vast musical experience, and it's a whole lot of fun to listen to. Gary's artistry shines through while each featured artist also brings their own creative strengths to the table. Together with Gary, they craft moment after moment of musical and lyrical inspiration.

Spiritual/Lyrical Highlights
The EP carries a message of finding strength and hope in God during tough times and the peace that anchors us no matter what life throws our way. The sense of timeless truths packaged in personal testimony is present in every song, creating a deeper personal connection between Gary and his listeners. A standout lyric from One on One's lead single, "The Distance" paints a powerful picture of God's grace and nearness to us in our brokenness: There's a beauty in the struggle/There's help when there's trouble/There's a God that's in your rubble/That'll go and pick you up

Best Song On The Record
"Never Forget" featuring GRAMMY-winning Gospel artist, Jonathan McReynolds, shines as best song on the record. This song will give you all the pop-anthem meets Gospel choir vibes and will be nostalgic especially for listeners like me who grew up with that kind of church background. "Never Forget" is full of catchy melodies you'll sing along to immediately, a musical wall of captivating background vocals with harmonies that envelop you in the song, and chord changes you'll feel in your soul. Last, but not least, the song's message is one of remembering your personal history with God and celebrating His goodness in your life. You'll have this song turned up loud and on repeat like I have.

For Fans Of
Elevation Worship, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tauren Wells, We The Kingdom

Final Word
One on One is a project that will continue to inspire and stand out as a favorite amongst fans of Christian and mainstream music alike well beyond its initial release. If you're looking for a fresh dose of inspiration, connection with God, and great music all in one place, Gary Levox's One on One is the EP for you.

Buy the album on Apple Music or stream it on Spotify
 

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