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A Beautiful Place (1993)

Updated: May 30

A Beautiful Place is the eighth studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Wayne Watson, released on November 2, 1993 by DaySpring/Word Records. The album was produced by Watson and Greg Nelson.

Watson returns with his first new album in three years and reunites with Nelson, who produced his very first album Workin' In the Final Hour in the early 1980s and recently produced "Another Time, Another Place" with Sandi Patty. The album is more upbeat while still retaining his adult contemporary sound. Watson made music videos for his tracks "Walk in the Dark" and the title song. Watson wrote all the songs on the album, except the track "Hard Times," which was written by songwriters Gary Driskell and Lisa Driskell. A Beautiful Place climbed to the Top 10 at number 10 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. In 1994, Watson earned his second (and final) Grammy nomination for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album and was nominated for four Dove Awards including Male Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

After this album's release, Watson's future albums will be released on Word Records, as their label DaySpring folded after more than two decades.

Track listing

All songs were written by Wayne Watson, except where noted.

1. A Beautiful Place -5:09

2. Walk in the Dark -4:02

3. Hard Times (Gary Driskell, Lisa Driskell) -4:18

4. Say What You Say -4:30

5. A Season in Your Path -4:24

6. A Place for You -3:50

7. God in a Box -4:02

8. More of You -4:52

9. The Way That I Miss You -4:52

10. Say It All Again -4:43

Radio singles

1993 "Walk in the Dark" -#6 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC for 2 weeks

1994 "A Beautiful Place" -#3 Christian AC

1994 "More of You" -#25 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC for 2 weeks

1994 "Say What You Say" -#9 Christian CHR, #17 Christian AC

1995 "Hard Times" -#10 Christian AC

Watch the music video of "Walk in the Dark" here:

Watch the music video of "A Beautiful Place" here:

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