Jason Bare had long ago given up looking for it. It was a song he had co-written with his cousin Amanda, who was more like his sister growing up in their close-knit family. But Amanda had walked a different path than Jason, battling addictions much of her life. Jason was encouraged, however, as Amanda finally seemed to be turning a corner and getting her life together. Yet in 2009, it all went terribly wrong when Amanda, at age 27, died suddenly of a medically-induced drug overdose. That same day, while packing to leave for the funeral, Jason found the song he had written with her and immediately, he knew why.
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Gospel music is rich in history dating back to its founding era, from legends such as Mahalia Jackson who set the standard, to those like Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary who reinvented it – all of whom continue to have an impact today.When you get right down to it, gospel music’s legacy is...
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