Description of Caught Up In You by River
River was a successful independent group back when indy wasnt cool. After nearly two decades together as a group, Kurt Linn, Paul Marino and Phil Reesnes have performed over 1300 concerts, garnered no less than seven top 5 Inspirational Radio singles and three top 10 hits, performed a movie theme song, and released ten full-length projects. All without a record label. We have had label offers and discussions over the years, says Phil, and we partnered with a small label for a season. But honestly, I believe God guided our path in a different direction for a specific purpose. Paul concurs. We always wanted to be an extension of the local churches, and come along side what they already had in place and serve them, he says. We felt we needed the freedom to make those kinds of choices. Now, more than three years after their last recording, River will release CAUGHT UP IN YOU: Songs of Worship. Featuring ten songs written by Paul (who serves as a writer for Lifeway Worship Music Group), Greg Nelson and Jeremy Johnson, CAUGHT UP IN YOU: Songs of Worship continues to showcase the tight vocal harmonies of the trio, lending their signature sound to dynamic new worship tunes that are already finding their way into church music programs. God of Every Generation, the CDs first radio single, is being used in a Christmas program featuring American Idol finalist, Mandisa. Leave Everything Behind has been featured on the CD that accompanied Beth Moores Patriarchs Bible study. And Near The Cross was featured on a First Look CD sent by Lifeway to over 6500 churches across the country. With this new CD, those same songs have been given Rivers unique musical stamp. Other songs on the CD such as In The Ordinary, Unashamed, and the title cut, show an unusual depth of honesty, featuring lyrics that express deep desires, evoking almost psalm-like qualities.