Posts Tagged "Music"

And the Winner Is….

Y-MegaphonePreReleaseCoverThanks to all of you who entered the free giveaway for the Yancy CD/DVD Combo pack.  Thanks also to Yancy for giving it to me to give away in the first place.  I wish everyone could have won, I really do, but I fed all the names into, and the winner is….


Commander Bill is on Twitter @CommanderBill.  He also has a wonderful Awana focused community website at  If you are at all associated with Awana, you should check out Bill’s site.  Finally, Bill is a contributing author to is actually a site which I am the editor of which features a collection of highly respected authors (present company excluded) who write about volunteer issues all from the perspective of volunteers and bi-vocational children’s ministers.  Of course, that made naming him the winner feel a little bit like picking your best friend first when picking teams on the playground Smile, but since it was based on a random list generator, I don’t feel quite so bad.

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Y-MegaphonePreReleaseCoverLast week I posted about a brand new CD from Yancy that came out this past Tuesday.  We are still giving away a CD/DVD combo as part of that article.  I am going to the leave the contest open until midnight tonight (EST).  So, you still have time to enter.  All you have to do is one or all of the following (the more you do, the more times you are answered):

  1. Leave a comment in the comment section below.
  2. Tweet the following:  @stocksohio is giving away the CD/DVD of @yancynotnancy’s new album.  Check it out for your chance to win: #kidmin
  3. Tweet todays review using the Tweet button on the left.

Today, I wanted to take some time to review the album.  It seems to me that the best way to do that is song-by-song, so that is what I am going to do.  Before I do that though, I wanted to make some general observations.  First, I am not the type of person who usually likes a CD in its entirety right out of the box.  There are a handful of CDs where I can honestly say I really like all of the songs, but for most of those there were at least a couple of songs that took a little while to grow on me.  I can honestly tell you that the first time I listened to this CD from front to back, I fell in love with the songs.  I love them as someone in children’s ministry who can definitely use them in class.  I love them as the father to a daughter who really likes Yancy.  Most importantly though, I just love them myself.  I could, and will, listen to this album whether the kids are around or not.  To me, that is an essential element in good children’s ministry music – it relates to both kids and parents.  So, without any further introduction, here is my song-by-song review:

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I Don’t Drink Beer

In yet another song parody, Tim Hawkins spoofs the song “I Will Be There” with “I Don’t Drink Beer.”

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Shout Out Loud

This fast paced song is sure to get the kids in your ministry up and moving and praising our creator and savior.

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Have you ever heard a song so much that you grow to really dislike it?  In this video, Tim Hawkins takes aim at one such song as only he could:

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