Renee Spencer - Sound of Music - Maria
My niece was amazing as Maria. I was so proud of her and that is NOT an easy role. I guess I never paid much attention, but there are so many songs for that one part - it really is almost the whole show. Her school did 7 shows and 3 in one day. Her voice held out fine and she did an amazing job. We will post youtube vids when they get ready.
She has some cool opportunities coming:
Renee Spencer - Faith Family Country Tour - Check It Out
- 8 Artists - Billy Dean, Buddy Jewel, Tommy Brandt, Bryan White, Andy Griggs, Barry McGee, and Your's Truly - RENEE
Her CD was recently reviewed in an international Country Music Magazine with the following:
"Christian music with a country vibe running through the tracks.
This sixteen-year-old from Indiana possesses a powerful, emotional voice with an edginess that is tailor-made for modern country music, but on this debut album she takes the less-obvious route down the Christian backroads. The studio band comprises veteran country musos who have toured and played with the likes of Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Collin Raye, Jamie Johnson, Randy Travis, John Conlee, Jeff Bates, etc. With such pedigrees, you expect nothing but the best and that's precisely what you get.
This excellent album entails proficient musicality and collectively displays a uniquely sophisticated mix of modernisitic Chrsitian songs. Highlights include "I'll Build A Bridge", which delivers a great message about getting back to the basics of worship and features pedal steel and an uplifting chorus. A touch of country flavour comes to mind when hearing the delightful "You Are There". Renee's pure timbre creates a vocal performance that leaves a lasting emotional impression. The title song is representative of the overall upbeat, energetic vibe of the record with some neat electric guitar. The riveting "Take Me Deeper" takes on the sounds of more conventional contemporary Christian music, consummated by heavenly chorus background vocals. "Amazed" features soaring vocal harmonies and meoldy cleverly layered to provide amazing depth and beauty to the track. Fans of spiritual and Chrisitan tunes will find enlightenment in this heartfelt collection.
A fine debut from a talented youngster, but I'd really like to see Renee going down the conventional country road, as I feel that she could give the likes of Taylor, Carrie and LeAnn a run for their money. AC"
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