Saturday, October 22, 2011

Brittany Hargest CD Review & Giveaway

On Monday night, my college girls were home and my youngest was already in bed. I was checking my e-mail and said to the two older girls, "Brittany Hargest from Jump 5 has released a solo album, and I have a chance to review it. Think I should go for it?" They both said "Yes!"

Fast forward a few days... I received a link to download the music, so I burned the ten songs from Brittany's new Love All The Way album to a CD and put it into the car's CD player without telling my youngest, Bethany (she's 13 years old). When I turned the car on, and the CD started playing, she turned her head very quickly to look at me, and said, "What's this? Whose CD is this? Wait! Is it that Jump 5 girl that did her own album?" She wasn't giving me a chance to speak, so I just nodded as she kept on going: "I love this music! I want this on my MP3 player so I can listen on the bus tomorrow! Oh, yeah, I'm putting this on my MP3 player TONIGHT!"

She was dancing along with the music as much as her seatbelt would allow. We quickly jumped through all ten songs on the album, trying a little bit of each, and I kept hearing, "Oh, I like this one!" from Bethany again and again.

Bethany and I have been listening to the music for three days now, and I'd have to say the album is definitely a hit at our house, very much so with the younger generation. The music is very peppy (Brittany's website describes one song as 'funky dance groove'), so it's the kind of music I would put in my workout music, but not my general listening playlist. Even though the music isn't exactly my style, I know that my girls love it, and I appreciate the fact that the lyrics to the songs aren't the ambiguous "praise songs" that have such vague words ("you're awesome, I love you") that you don't know if the song refers to God or the cute guy in your math class who can never remember if your name is Karen or Kathy. The songs have a strong Christian message, like the opening song, Critical, where she talks about life in a fallen world:  "Too many doing 95 down a dead-end road. We gotta do something quick! It's getting critical." This is an excellent album for Christian young people who enjoy music with a "dance beat." 

There is an excellent write-up on this album on Brittany's website. You can follow Brittany on Facebook or Twitter

The Giveaway! 

I have the chance to give away a copy of Brittany's Love All The Way CD to one of my readers. There are two ways to enter: 

1. By leaving a comment below (leave your e-mail address if it doesn't show up in your Google profile, so I can contact the winner)

2. Or, if you would rather not post your e-mail on a public blog, you can send me an e-mail at - with the subject line "Brittany CD"

Giveaway ends on Thursday, November 3rd at 11:59 PM. Limited to U.S. residents only, age 13 and up. Limit one entry per person per day. 

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services
mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I
only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:
"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. I would like this.

  2. My daughter would love this
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  3. This sounds so amazing. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  4. I would love to win this for my daughter


  5. Thanks for the giveaway!
    lafittelady at gmail dot com

  6. Her voice is wonderful. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  7. I would love to win this! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters