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Chris Rice

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