Item description for The Selah Songbook, Volume 2 by Selah...
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 20 arrangements of songs as recorded by five-time GMA Music Award-winning group Selah, including: Be Thou Near to Me * Before the Throne of God Above * Bless the Broken Road * Rescue Me * There Is a Fountain * There Is a Redeemer * Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus * Wayfaring Stranger * You Raise Me Up * and more. Also available: The Selah Songbook HL00309871.
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Studio: Word Music
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.7" Width: 9" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Word Music
ISBN 1423459075 ISBN13 9781423459071 UPC 884088262600
Availability 0 units.
More About Selah
Selah is a contemporary Christian vocal trio consisting of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry. They have won five Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. The group has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power, and TBN.
Selah was originally formed by brother and sister, Todd and Nicol Smith, along with friend Allan Hall. The group quickly gained success with the release of their first album, Be Still My Soul, in 1999. Selah earned a reputation for being able to reveal the heart of any song they recorded, transforming old Christian hymns into a more modern style and with their powerful voices and beautiful harmonies. Todd and Nicol, who spent their childhood in Subsaharan Africa, brought many African elements to their songs as well. They are as comfortable singing in Kituba, as they are in English. Todd gives credit for his music career to his missionary upbringing. “I've been singing in front of people since I was three,” he said. “My parents are missionaries. When we came back to the United States, we had to visit each church that sponsored us. That was a good training ground.” They also did well-known covers of already-famous songs such as "You Raise Me Up" by Secret Garden and "Bless the Broken Road" by Marcus Hummon. Selah went on to win a Dove Award for their debut album.
Their second album Press On was released in 2001, and also won a Dove Award, along with many nominations for individual songs in the album.
In April 2000, Nicol Smith released her self-titled solo debut on Curb Records. She met and married Greg Sponberg in 2003. Nicol Sponberg released her second solo album, Resurrection (Curb Records), in 2004. The single "Crazy In Love" crossed over to the secular Adult Contemporary charts while songs like "Safe" continued to earn her airplay on Christian radio. Todd also produced a solo album, Alive, in 2004.
2005 to present...
Nicol left the group in 2004 to pursue a solo career, and for most of 2005 Melodie Crittenden sang with the group.
The 2006 Bless the Broken Road album was a project that teamed original Selah members Allan Hall and Todd Smith with a wide variety of guest singers.
After auditioning 15 female vocalists, Amy Perry became a full-time member based on her vocal abilities and spirituality. Allan Hall also began to get a more active singing role, from originally being the band's accompanist.