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Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know) is the sixteenth album and tenth studio album by Christian group Point of Grace. It was released on April 7, 2015.

Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 7, 2015 (2015-04-07)
Recorded2013-2014
GenreChristian pop, country pop, Christian country, bluegrass, southern gospel
Length40:55
LabelWord Records
ProducerStuart Dill, Andy Leftwich, Roger Ryan, Point of Grace
Point of Grace chronology
A Thousand Little Things
(2012)
Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)
(2015)
Beautiful Name
(2018)

Contents

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
365 Days of Inspiring Media     [1]
CCM Magazine     [2]
Christian Music Review     [3]
Christian Review Magazine     [4]
New Release Today     [5]

Awarding the album three and a half stars for CCM Magazine, Andy Argyrakis states, "Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill, all of which further reinforce the instantly appealingly, earthy nature of this faith-filled nurturing collection."[2] Kevin Davis, giving the album four stars at New Release Today, writes, "really engaged by the emotional vocals and the prayerful lyrics found in these sacred songs."[5] Felicia Abraham, reviewing the album for Charisma, writes, Point of Grace made the album "without conforming to the restraints of any given genre."[6]

Rating the album four stars from Christian Music Review, Kelly Meade says, "Point Of Grace makes a solid effort with these tracks giving us an album that not only is pleasant to the ear, but also thought provoking calling the attention towards our Creator."[3] Joshua Andre, indicating in a four star review by 365 Days of Inspiring Media, responds, "Directions Home is an album to be savoured, and listened to again and again."[1] Signaling in a four star review at Christian Review Magazine, Leah St. John replies, "their vocals really shine on Directions Home."[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."A Life That's Good"Ashley Monroe, Sarah Siskind3:24
2."Only Love"Marcus Hummon, Roger Murrah4:18
3."Directions Home" (featuring Vince Gill)Stephanie Chapman3:37
4."Something in the Water"Chris DeStefano, Brett James, Carrie Underwood3:57
5."Friend of a Wounded Heart"Claire Cloninger, Wayne Watson4:51
6."Lord, I Need You"Carson Daniel, Matthew Maher, Christy Nockels. Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill3:54
7."Home"Greg Holden, Drew Pearson3:27
8."You're Gonna Miss This"Ashley Gorley, Lee Thomas Miller4:06
9."Two Roads" (featuring Ricky Skaggs)Cindy Lavonne Morgan, Lola Morgan4:48
10."The Climb"Jesse Alexander, Jon Mabe4:33
Total length:40:55

SingersEdit

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[7] 26

Awards and nominationsEdit

In 2015, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for 'Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year'. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for 'Best Roots Gospel Album' in 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Andre, Joshua (April 3, 2015). "Music Reviews: Point Of Grace – Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Argyrakis, Andy (July 1, 2015). "Point of Grace: Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)". CCM Magazine. p. 35. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Meade, Kelly (March 31, 2015). "Point of Grace 'Directions Home: Songs We Love, Songs You Know'". Christian Music Review. Archived from the original on April 6, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ a b St. John, Leah. "Point of Grace: Directions Home". Christian Review Magazine. p. 47. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Davis, Kevin (April 20, 2015). "A New Spin on Old Favorites". New Release Today. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Abraham, Felicia (April 1, 2015). Anderson, Troy (ed.). "Music: Directions Home - Point of Grace". Charisma. Vol. 40 no. 9. Lake Mary, Florida: Stephen Strang, Joy Strang and Dr. Steve Greene. p. 70. ISSN 0895-156X. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Point of Grace Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2015.