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Biography

Outstanding gospel songwriter Chris Rice became a recording artist as well in 1996 after signing a contract with Michael W. Smith's own record label and releasing his debut album, Deep Enough to Dream. The son of Christian-bookstore owners from Maryland, Rice was obviously involved in the gospel industry as a child, but was also influenced by friends and relatives close to him. His songwriting career began in the mid-'80s, a full decade before he became the 1995 Christian Songwriter of the Year (according to American Songwriter magazine) after writing Kim Boyce's "By Faith" (the single was proclaimed Song of the Year). Thanks in part to his success at songwriting, he became the first artist signed to Michael W. Smith's label Rocketown Records in 1996. Rice's producer, Monroe Jones, passed a demo tape to Rocketown president Don Donahue, who leaped to sign the newly transformed recording artist. With the help of Jones' production skills, Chris Rice recorded Deep Enough to Dream for a September 1997 release. Past the Edges followed a year later; Smell the Color 9 was issued in fall 2000. A year later Rice focused on his piano playing with his first instrumental album, The Living Room Sessions. The Living Room Sessions: Christmas arrived by the year's end. Two years passed before Rice returned with Run the Earth, Watch the Sky. The compilation Short Term Memories and the live album Snapshots kept fans busy till 2005 when the entirely new Amusing arrived on the major label Sony. ~ John Bush
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Top Tracks

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  2.   Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
  3.   Lemonade
  4.   The Face of Christ
  5.   Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  6.   Sometimes Love
  7.   It is Well With My Soul
  8.   Sleepyhead Sun
  9.   Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus)
  10.   The Other Side of the Radio
  11.   Home Tonight
  12.   Smell the Color 9
  13.   Fairest Lord Jesus
  14.   Baby Take Your Bow
  15.   Magic Wand
  16.   Punch Lines and Ironies
  17.   This Is My Father's World
  18.   When Did You Fall
  19.   Calling out Your Name
  20.   Me and Becky
  21.   Away in a Manger
  22.   Naive
  23.   Deep Enough to Dream
  24.   Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
  25.   There Is a Fountain
  26.   When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
  27.   Were You There
  28.   Parade
  29.   Theatre
  30.   Eden
  31.   Overgrown
  32.   Ferns
  33.   What a Heart Is Beating For
  34.   Pardon My Dust
  35.   Sneakin' into Heaven
  36.   Tell Me the Story Again
  37.   Rock of Ages
  38.   Tick-Tock
  39.   The Best Song Ever
  40.   I See the Moon
  41.   The Final Move
  42.   Breakfast Table
  43.   Love Like Crazy
  44.   And Your Praises Goes on...
  45.   Love Means So Much
  46.   Mama Prays
  47.   Nonny Nonny
  48.   Everything's OK
  49.   Go Light Your World
  50.   Billy Joe McGuffrey
  51.   O Little Town of Bethlehem
  52.   O Holy Night
  53.   Angels We Have Heard on High
  54.   How Great Thou Art
  55.   Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  56.   Questions for Heaven
  57.   Oh What Dreams
  58.   Cartoons
  59.   Hallelujahs
  60.   Clumsy
  61.   Missin' You/Cartoons
  62.   Thirsty
  63.   Welcome to Our World
  64.   The Power of a Moment
  65.   Smellin' Coffee
  66.   Big Enough
  67.   And Your Praise Goes On
  68.   Live by Faith
  69.   O Come All Ye Faithful
  70.   Silent Night
  71.   O for a Thousand Tongues
  72.   Wonder
  73.   The Old Rugged Cross
  74.   Peace On Earth
  75.   It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  76.   Philosopher
  77.   One of Those Days
  78.   Hallelujah, What a Savior
  79.   O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
  80.   A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
  81.   Kids Again
  82.   Love Is Gonna Break Through
  83.   You Don't Have to Yell
  84.   So Much for My Sad Song
  85.   Here Come Those Eyes
  86.   Let the Words Escape
  87.   Amusing
  88.   Prelude
  89.   8th Grade
  90.   Smile (Just Want to Be With You)
  91.   Circle Up
  92.   My Cathedral
  93.   The First Noel
  94.   What Child Is This?
  95.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  96.   Joy to the World
  97.   Life Means So Much
  98.   Somebody's Watching You
  99.   My Prayer
  100.   Sailing With Russell
  101.   Belong
  102.   Spare an Angel
  103.   Venus
  104.   Typhoon
  105.   What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  106.   Before The Throne Of God Above
  107.   Too Much I Love
  108.   Smoke
  109.   Amazing Grace
  110.   Wind and Spirit
  111.   Love Is Going to Break Through
  112.   Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  113.   Let It Snow
  114.   O Freedom
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