JAN-FEB 2020 HSM Playlist


Reformer Martin Luther once wrote, “As long as we live, there is never enough singing.” Music gives language to the deep stirrings of the soul – and we desperately need it to help us process life and give a way for our emotions to experience alignment.  We are so thankful for the songwriters who pushed past their writer’s block, the musicians who stayed true to the song in their heart (even at the expense of ‘commercial’ success), and the artists who didn’t give in to the self-doubt and discouragement they face regularly.  Because of their tenacity and perseverance, we have this playlist of songs.  These are meant to encourage our heart, soul, & mind… and to be a source for emotional re-alignment.  We hope they help you “rediscover your soul-connection to music.”


What are some of the goals I have when putting together a new playlist?  I’m glad I asked myself.  This may disappoint you, but the songs on UTR playlists are NOT picked out by robots, wizardly algorithms, or throwing darts at an extensive song list on the wall (….although now I want to try this last one).  My personal hope is that you find some artists and songs that feel like “home” to you… add in some newer, younger artists who might be brand new discoveries…. plus be intentional about diversity — including sounds, themes, genres, and minority representation.  I hope UTR continues to be a trusted resource for you to plug into a world of music that deserves all the attention we can muster, because we believe it’s the most meaningful music being made today.  [Special Note: At the last minute, we added the song “21 Years” by TobyMac to the playlist, which just released a few hours ago… a touching single about the lost of his oldest son Truett in October 2019.]  —  Dave


Thanks to listener Jason Todd in S.Carolina, the “Heart, Soul, & Mind” playlist has been rebuilt and is now available on Amazon Prime Music.  The search function is a bit wonky, so use the link and then click on “Follow Playlist” and it will show up under “My Music.”  We’re excited that even more ears will be enjoying UTR playlists.  FYI…. the 24 Hours Gourmet Music Playlist is on APM as well.


You and Me – William Matthews (ft. A.L.Cook & Trip Lee)
When I Sing – Needtobreathe
Grow – Tanya Godsey
21 Years – TobyMac
Facebook – The Brilliance
Not Yet – Chris Renzema
You Are Not Alone – Jill Phillips
Ulysses [LIVE] – Josh Garrels (ft. Mason Jar Music)
We Shall Be Free – Jason Eskridge
Draw the Line – Tow’rs
No Story is Over – Son of Laughter
Canary – Joy Williams
Harbor – Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart
Won’t Run Dry – Jessi McNeal
Kathie’s Garden – The Choir
Out of My Head – Branches
Joy – Sleeping At Last
Money – The New Respects
Your Love is Enough [REMIX] – Jon Foreman
Where All the Colors of the World Collide – Justin McRoberts
Good News – Wes King
I Do – Moda Spira
To God All Praise and Glory – The Sing Team
Humble Heart – Jess Ray
Friend – Jonathan Ogden
Magnified – Ginny Owens
Lift Your Head Weary Sinner [LIVE] – Crowder (ft. Tedashii)
Thy Neighbor – Jackie Hill Perry
Breathing Infinity – Kings Kaleidoscope
Winners Never Quit – Owl City
Little Bit of Love – Katie Herzig
Age of Immature Mistakes [REMIX] – Jars of Clay
That Was Then and This Is Now – Kevin Max
Dragons – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors (ft. The Lone Bellow)
Fool For You [LIVE] – Nichole Nordeman
The House Where No One Spoke – Andrew Osenga
Missing Peace – JJ Heller
That We Might Live – Josh Blakesley
Deliverer – Audrey Assad
Under The Starlight – Remedy Drive
Beautiful to Me – Lisa Weyerhaeuser (ft. Randy Stonehill)
“Come, Let Us Worship ” – Fernando Ortega
When Grace Called My Name – Eric Nieder
In the Deep – Staci Frenes
Simple Heart – Geoff Moore & The Distance
Let It Be in My Heart – Liturgical Folk
Love in My Soul – Angela Burns
When My Days Are Done – Green River Ordinance
House on Fire [REMIX] – Wild Harbors
Victory Song – Latifah Makuyi
When Mavis Sings – Mike Farris
Down By the Riverside – Andrew Greer (ft. Julie Lee)
Come On – The McCrary Sisters
Clumsy [LIVE] – Chris Rice
Come Home – Waterdeep
Next Line – Deni Gauthier
I Was Wrong – The Oh Hellos
Something in the Way – Tyson Motsenbocker
Spirit and Soul – Will Reagan
Things That Grow – Tracy Howe
Brother to Brother – Ian Zumback (ft. Weston Skaggs)
Leave Some of the Ends Loose – Jon Troast
Come To The Water – Bebe Winans
Every Kingdom – Holly Arrowsmith
Lighten Our Darkness – Greg LaFollette
Too Late – Melody Olson
Land of the Living – Gungor
The Butler – Adam Whipple
Of Future Partridge Families – Bill Mallonee
Carry Me Home – Harbor & Home
Come As You Are – Michael Card

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