I was so thankful to get to visit with Sandra McCracken – singer, worship leader, record producer and modern-day hymn writer, whose soulful, folk-gospel sound carries influences of artists like Emmylou Harris and Nora Jones. She recently released her eleventh independent studio album, God’s Highway, on Towhee Records with Tone Tree Music distribution.
I have been listening to Sandra’s Music for almost two decades now. She is an incredible artist and an enormously gracious person. I visited with Sandra about the importance of lament, hope, and how she has woven those themes into her songwriting.
Visit her website to hear more and purchase her music: sandramccracken.com
Here are some of the recommendations Sandra mentions during our conversation:
- BiFrost Arts
- The hymns of Anne Steele
- Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
- Dan Allender and Tremper Longman, The Cry of the Soul: How Our Emotions Reveal Our Deepest Questions About God
- A blog entry about Nicholas Wolterstorff’s “Trumpets, Ashes, and Tears”