Traditional Southern Gospel radio, for the most part, has become a thing of the past. At least when it comes to producing mega songs. Today’s generation has become their own radio station, programming/playing their iPods/MP3 players with what they want, when they want. Each week I want to provide a recommendation in what I call the iPod track of the week. These are songs that I am playing frequently in my iPod song rotation.
The first selection comes from a new artist based in northeast Oklahoma. To be honest I never thought about giving this artist a listen until I heard the song, “Empty Handed”. Chris Hester began singing full-time in late 2003 and currently has two albums to his credit. His strong country vocal could easily find him on mainstream Country radio. “Empty Handed” happens to be track #2 on his latest album, Steps I’ve Taken. The song, I also found, happens to be his current radio single.
Give it a look and listen and let me know if given the chance, would you add it to your iPod playlist?