Mandisa: Behind the Song Overcomer!

There are very few things I love more in this world besides a positive, encouraging, make you wanna get up and dance new song from  my favorite female artist, Mandisa.

Off the top of my head, the only worldly thing I can think of  that I love more is my 6 year old son, Alex.

So, you can imagine how excited I am that Mandisa’s latest and greatest single, Overcomer, is finally available for downloading over on iTunes today!  Yippee!!!  (Of course, I stayed up until midnight to download it.  I’m always afraid that when a song is as good as Overcomer is, iTunes might run out or something 🙂

In case you were wondering where Mandisa found the inspiration for Overcomer, check out the above video where she shares a little bit about the thought process behind the song.

If the story behind Overcomer doesn’t inspire you, then I bet Mandisa’s warm smile and beautiful inside-and-out self will.  (And if neither inspires you, then you should probably see a doctor because there’s something wrong with you!  I kid, I kid! 🙂

New! OBB Video for ‘Come on Home!’

OBB has a brand new acoustic video that they’ve released in conjunction with for their new single, Come on Home.  I love this song (and the story behind it!)  The video is pretty sweet, too (although my teen intern says ‘pretty sick’ would more aptly describe it, as ‘pretty sweet’ sounds lame…but I’m not too keen to describe anything on my blog as being ‘sick’.  Just doesn’t sound very nice!)

If you aren’t hearing ‘Come on Home’ on your local radio station yet, do me a favor and call/e-mail/tweet your station to let them know they need to start playing this song stat!  I’m in the middle of my summer US whirlwind tour and am very homesick; if I have to drive thru your town without hearing ‘Come on Home’, I will be very disappointed.  🙂

Also, if you haven’t read my recent interview with OBB, and why they are my new all-time favorite band of brothers, click here!

Brandon Heath’s ‘Love Does’ Video

Brandon Heath has a new video out for his song ‘Love Does’, and as one might expect of something Brandon Heath is involved in, the video is appropriately awesome.  (Love the song too!)  Enjoy!

Okay, and just to clarify a few things because I know I’m going to get a flood of e-mails tomorrow about the ring Brandon is sporting in the video—

Fact #1–I do not have any current information about Brandon Heath’s relationship status.  The only thing, I repeat, the only thing I know about the state of Brandon Heath being single is that his new single on the radio is literally “Love Does”.  If I happen to get a press release about his personal life, I’ll be sure to share (but don’t hold your breath, because I won’t!)

Fact #2–Mandisa and Brandon Heath are NOT, I repeat, NOT dating or getting married.  That whole thing was a hoax on the Wally Show several months ago, but apparently someone must have forgotten to tell everyone it was a joke.  I can say with 100% certainty that I saw Mandisa Skype about this being a totally untrue joke.  While Brandisa is one heck of a name for a superstar couple, alas, either Mandisa will have to find some other guy to date named Brandon or Brandon will have to find another girl named Mandisa for it to work.  (I’m guessing Mandisa may have more options than Brandon!  As far as I’m concerned there’s only one Mandisa 🙂  )

Fact #3–If you have time to e-mail me questions about Brandon’s love life that I don’t have any answers to, perhaps you should instead take up a hobby, like reading.  May I suggest you read the book Love Does by Bob Goff?  It’s a really good book.  (And no, I don’t know if Brandon has read it, but if I were to guess, I’d say he probably has.)