The Definitive Greatest Hits: 'Til the Last Shot's Fired
The Definitive Greatest Hits:'Til the Last Shot's Fired is the twelfth studio album, the third compilation album from American country music artist Trace Adkins. It was released on October 2010 through Capitol Nashville; the album includes all of his Top 40 hits for the label except "I'm Gonna Love You Anyway", as well as the non-singles "Dangerous Man" and "'Til the Last Shot's Fired". These cuts were found on the albums Dangerous Man and X, respectively. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic gave the album four stars out of five, calling it "an overview of his peak, indeed definitive."
The King's Gift
The King's Gift is the fifteenth studio album, the first Christmas album released in 2013 by American country music artist Trace Adkins. It is his first album of Christmas music and an album of classic Christmas Carols performed in Celtic style. Wayne Addleman- Weissenborn Trace Adkins- lead vocals Kenny Aronoff- drums on "Carol of the Drum" Spady Brannen- bass guitar Steve Brewster- drums, percussion Skip Cleavinger- tin whistle, uillean pipes Jon Coleman- Hammond B-3 organ, piano, synthesizer pads, background vocals Kevin Conoff- bodhrán on "I Saw Three Ships" Kevin Costner- vocals on "Silent Night" Lily Costner- vocals on "Silent Night" Mark Gillespie- mandolin David Goodman- irish whistle, small pipes Becky Issacs- vocals on "Oh Holy Night" Ben Isaacs- vocals on "Oh Holy Night " Sonya Isaacs- vocals on "We Three Kings" Steve Mackey- bass guitar Paddy Moloney- penny whistle and uillean pipes on "I Saw Three Ships" Triona Marshall- harp Alyth McCormack- vocals on "I Saw Three Ships" Jon Pilatzky- fiddle Paul Reissner- background vocals Deannie Richardson- percussion Perry Richardson- background vocals Michael Spriggs- bouzouki, baritone guitar, nylon string guitar Emma Stevens- vocals on "O' Come Emmanuel" and "Away in a Manger" Jeff White- acoustic guitar Brian Wooten- electric guitar Jonathan Yudkin- cello, Irish harp, violin
Tales of Wonder (album)
Tales of Wonder is the eighth album by the Christian rock band White Heart and the band's first with Jon Knox as drummer. Chris McHugh played all drum tracks. Ricke Florian - lead vocals, background vocals Mark Gersmehl - keyboards, lead vocals, background vocals, recorder Billy Smiley - Rickenbacker 12-String, hi-string, 12-string acoustic guitars, background vocals Brian Wooten - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, gut string guitar Anthony Sallee - bass guitar, fretless bass Chris McHugh - drums on songs 1-7, 9-11 Jon Knox - drums on "Vendetta" Tales of Wonder. Star Song Records. SSD8247
Songs About Me
Songs About Me is the seventh studio album of country music singer Trace Adkins. It was released on March 2005 on Capitol Records Nashville, his highest-selling album to date, it has been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA and had sold 1.5 million copies. Singles from this album include the title track and Honky Tonk Badonkadonk; the title track and "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" both went to No.2 and Arlington went to No.16 on the U. S. BillboardHot Country Songs charts. "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" was a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and Pop 100 as well. The track "Metropolis" was recorded by Anthony Smith on his 2003 album If That Ain't Country, Sammy Kershaw on his 2003 album I Want My Money Back. Trace Adkins - lead vocals Larry Beaird - acoustic guitar Bruce Bouton - dobro, pedal steel guitar Mike Brignardello - bass guitar Pat Buchanan - electric guitar Tom Bukovac - electric guitar Perry Coleman - background vocals J. T. Corenflos - electric guitar Eric Darken - percussion Chip Davis - background vocals Paul Franklin - dobro, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar Aubrey Haynie - fiddle, mandolin Wes Hightower - background vocals Dann Huff - electric guitar, soloist Jeff King - electric guitar Liana Manis - background vocals Brent Mason - electric guitar Greg Morrow - percussion, drums Gordon Mote - synthesizer, Hammond organ Nashville String Machine - strings Steve Nathan - piano, Hammond organ Mickey Raphael - harmonica John Wesley Ryles - background vocals Scotty Sanders - pedal steel guitar Michael Spriggs - acoustic guitar DeWayne Strobel - electric guitar Bryan Sutton - acoustic guitar, mandolin Bobby Terry - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, resonator guitar Dennis Wilson - background vocals Lonnie Wilson - drums Jonathan Yudkin - fiddle, mandolin Songs About Me was a No.1 album on the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart for the week of April 9–15, 2005.
It became a No.11 one on the U. S. Billboard 200 that same year
Vital Signs (White Heart album)
Vital Signs is the second album by the Christian rock band White Heart and the band's first with vocalist Scott Douglas. "Sing Unto The Lamb" – 3:15 "Draw The Line" – 4:38 "Walking In The Light" – 3:56 "Carried Away" – 4:19 "Quiet Love" – 3:52 "Following The King" – 4:05 "Let Your First Thought Be Love" – 3:51 "Undercover" – 3:54 "Vital Signs" – 3:50 "We Are His Hands" – 4:13 Billy Smiley - piano, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals, arrangements David Huff - drums, percussion Gary Lunn - bass guitars Mark Gersmehl - synthesizers, synth solo, backing vocals, lead vocals, arrangements Dann Huff - rhythm and lead guitars, guitar solo, acoustic guitar, lead vocals, arrangements Scott Douglas - lead vocals, backing vocals Steve Green - backing vocals Additional musiciansDennis Holt - drums, Simmons drums, percussion The Nashville String Machine - strings Ronn Huff - string arrangements Phil Naish - keyboards Choir on "We Are His Hands" - Bob Bailey, Wesley Brown, Gary Chapman, Chris Christian, Jovonne Douglas, Scott Douglas, Bob Farrell, Amy Grant, Steve Green, David Meece, Billy Smiley, Debi Smiley, Russ Taff, Kathy Troccoli and Tricia Walker.
Producer - White Heart Executive Producer - Chris Christian Recorded by Jeff Balding Assistant Engineer - Doug Sarrett Additional Engineering - Bill Deaton, Brent King and Mike Psanos Mixed by Jack Joseph Puig Recorded and Mixed at Gold Mine Studio. Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab. Art Direction and Design - Bill Brunt Cover Concept - Bill Brunt, Mark Tucker and Kent Hunter Vital Signs Logo - Ellen Hodnett and Ken Wolgemuth Photography - Mark Tucker Vital Signs. Home Sweet Home Records Powell, Mark Allan. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music, Hendrickson Publishers. Pp.1033-5. ISBN 1-56563-679-1
Petra known to its inhabitants as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. Petra lies on the slope of Jabal Al-Madbah in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of the Arabah valley that runs from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra is believed to have been settled as early as 9,000 BC, it was established in the 4th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataean Kingdom; the Nabataeans were nomadic Arabs who invested in Petra's proximity to the trade routes by establishing it as a major regional trading hub. The trading business gained the Nabataeans considerable revenue and Petra became the focus of their wealth; the earliest historical reference to Petra was an attack to the city ordered by Antigonus I in 312 BC recorded by various Greek historians. The Nabataeans were, unlike their enemies, accustomed to living in the barren deserts, were able to repel attacks by utilizing the area's mountainous terrain, they were skillful in harvesting rainwater and stone carving.
Petra flourished in the 1st century AD when its famous Khazneh structure – believed to be the mausoleum of Nabataean King Aretas IV – was constructed, its population peaked at an estimated 20,000 inhabitants. Although the Nabataean Kingdom became a client state for the Roman Empire in the first century BC, it was only in 106 AD that they lost their independence. Petra fell to the Romans, who renamed Nabataea to Arabia Petraea. Petra's importance declined as sea trade routes emerged, after a 363 earthquake destroyed many structures; the Byzantine Era witnessed the construction of several Christian churches, but the city continued to decline, by the early Islamic era became an abandoned place where only a handful of nomads lived. It remained unknown to the world; the city is accessed through a 1.2-kilometre-long gorge called the Siq, which leads directly to the Khazneh. Famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system, Petra is called the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.
It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. UNESCO has described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage". In 2007, Al-Khazneh was voted in as one of the New7Wonders of the World. Petra is a symbol of Jordan, as well as Jordan's most-visited tourist attraction. Tourist numbers peaked at 1 million in 2010. However, tourist numbers have picked up and around 800,000 tourists visited the site in 2018. Pliny the Elder and other writers identify Petra as the capital of the Tadeanos and the center of their caravan trade. Enclosed by towering rocks and watered by a perennial stream, Petra not only possessed the advantages of a fortress, but controlled the main commercial routes which passed through it to Gaza in the west, to Bosra and Damascus in the north, to Aqaba and Leuce Come on the Red Sea, across the desert to the Persian Gulf. Excavations have demonstrated that it was the ability of the Nabataeans to control the water supply that led to the rise of the desert city, creating an artificial oasis.
The area is visited by flash floods, archaeological evidence demonstrates the Nabataeans controlled these floods by the use of dams and water conduits. These innovations stored water for prolonged periods of drought and enabled the city to prosper from its sale. In ancient times, Petra might have been approached from the south on a track leading across the plain of Petra, around Jabal Haroun, the location of the Tomb of Aaron, said to be the burial-place of Aaron, brother of Moses. Another approach was from the high plateau to the north. Today, most modern visitors approach the site from the east; the impressive eastern entrance leads steeply down through a dark, narrow gorge called the Siq, a natural geological feature formed from a deep split in the sandstone rocks and serving as a waterway flowing into Wadi Musa. At the end of the narrow gorge stands Petra's most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh, hewn into the sandstone cliff. While remaining in remarkably preserved condition, the face of the structure is marked by hundreds of bullet holes made by the local Bedouin tribes that hoped to dislodge riches that were once rumored to be hidden within it.
A little further from the Treasury, at the foot of the mountain called en-Nejr, is a massive theatre, positioned so as to bring the greatest number of tombs within view. At the point where the valley opens out into the plain, the site of the city is revealed with striking effect; the theatre has been cut into several of the tombs during its construction. Rectangular gaps in the seating are still visible. Enclosing it on three sides are rose-colored mountain walls, divided into groups by deep fissures and lined with knobs cut from the rock in the form of towers. In Petra, there is a semi-arid climate. Most rain falls in the winter; the Köppen-Geiger climate classification is BSk. The average annual temperature in Petra is 15.5 °C. About 193 mm of precipitation falls annually. By 2010 BC, some of the earliest recorded farmers had settled in Beidha, a pre-pottery settlement just north of Petra. Petra is listed in the Amarna letters as Pel, Sela or Seir. Though the city was founded late, a sanctuary has existed there since ancient times.
Historian Josephus describes the region as inhabited by the Madianite nation as early as 1340 BC, that
Powerhouse (White Heart album)
Powerhouse is the seventh album by the Christian rock band White Heart and the first with Brian Wooten on guitars and Anthony Sallee on bass guitar, the band's only album with Mark Nemer on drums. "Independence Day" - 5:37 "Powerhouse" - 4:30 "Desert Rose" - 4:41 "Lovers and Dreamers" - 4:35 "Nailed Down" - 5:09 "Messiah" - 5:19 "A Love Calling" - 6:24 "Answer the Call" - 4:44 "Storyline" - 4:20 "Lay It Down" - 4:57 Riq Florian - lead vocals, background vocals Mark Gersmehl - keyboards, lead vocals, background vocals, co-producer Mark Nemer - drums and percussion Anthony Sallee - bass guitar Billy Smiley - acoustic and rhythm guitars, background vocals, co-producer Brian Wooten - lead and rhythm guitars Carl Marsh - Fairlight programming, percussion Gordon Kennedy - backing vocals Chris Rodriguez - backing vocals Marty McCall - backing vocals Bill Drescher – producer and mixing Darrell Harris – executive producer Malcolm Greenwood – project coordinator, management The Bennett House, Tennessee – recording location Quad Studios, Tennessee – recording location Midtown Tone & Volume, Tennessee – recording location Barry Dixon – assistant engineer Lee Groitzsch – assistant engineer Richard Engstrom – assistant engineer Roy Gamble – assistant engineer Shawn McLean – assistant engineer Studio 55, Los Angeles, California – mixing location Toni Thigpen – art direction Tufts Design Studio – design and layout Bob Forti – cover photography Mark Tucker – back cover photography Powerhouse.
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