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How You Live (2007)

Updated: Dec 23, 2023



How You Live is the ninth studio album by the Christian female vocal group Point of Grace, released on August 28, 2007 by Word/Curb/Warner Bros. Records. The album is produced by Brown Bannister.


How You Live achieved critical and commercial success due to the album's third single and music video "How You Live (Turn Up the Music)." The song was released to both Christian and mainstream country markets, where it performed moderately well peaking at number 52 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

This is also the group's final album as a quartet as founding member Heather Payne announced her retirement in June 2008 from the group after giving birth to her fourth child in late 2007. Due to Payne's departure and the group's increasing popularity within the country music market, Warner Music Group commissioned a re-release of the album, labeled "Deluxe Edition" in October 2008. This edition added two new songs and an acoustic version of the title track.


How You Live peaked at number 4 on the Top Christian Albums and number 56 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums charts. In 2008, Point of Grace won the Dove Award for Country Recorded Song of the Year for "How You Live (Turn Up the Music)" while its co-writer, fellow CCM singer - songwriter Cindy Morgan won Songwriter of the Year at the 39th GMA Dove Awards. At the performance of the song on the live telecast, the girls were accompanied by Morgan on the piano, and their own Denise Jones on guitar. Payne originally sang the lead on the song but since her departure, Leigh Cappallino took over the lead vocals on the new recording and in live concerts. A music video for "I Wish," from the Deluxe Edition, was filmed featuring Point of Grace as a trio of Shelly Breen, Jones and Cappallino.


Track listing on the How You Live - Deluxe Edition


1. All the World (Jason Ingrim, Sam Mizell) -4:32

2. Fearless Heart (Scott Krippayne, Tony Wood, Jill Tomalty) -3:46

3. How You Live (Turn Up the Music) (Cindy Morgan, Mark McKenzie) -4:27

4. Any Way (Kelly Minter, Connie Harrington) -4:10

5. He Believes in You (Rodney Clawson, Connie Harrington) -4:03

6. You Are Good (Nichole Nordeman, Clint Lagerberg) -4:08

7. Fight (Sam Mizell, Zach Nielsen) -3:49

8. On God's Green Earth (Joel Lindsay, Twila LaBar) -5:37

9. Heal the Wound (Nichole Nordeman, Clint Lagerberg) -4:22

10. Broken Thing (Clint Lagerberg, Jill Tomalty) -4:01

11. Because You Are (Scott Phillips) -3:58

12. Before the Throne of Grace (Scott Krippayne, Tony Wood) -2:49

13. I Wish (Cindy Morgan, Phil Maderia) -3:31

14. King of the World (Cindy Morgan) -4:11

15. How You Live (Turn Up the Music) (acoustic version) -4:32


Personnel


Point of Grace:

Shelly Breen -vocals

Denise Jones -vocals

Leigh Capillino -vocals

Heather Payne -vocals (tracks 1 -12)


Production credits


Brown Bannister -producer (tracks 1 -12, 14 and 15)

Nathan Chapman -producer (track 13)


Radio singles

2007 "All the World" -#20 Billboard Christian AC, #12 R&R Christian Inspo

2007 "You Are Good" -#7 R&R Christian Inspo

2007 -2008 "How You Live (Turn Up the Music)" -#7 Billboard Hot Christian Songs,

#7 Billboard Christian Airplay, #5 Billboard Christian AC Airplay, #52 Billboard

Hot Country Songs, #4 R&R Christian Inspo

2008 "Heal the Wound" -#3 R&R Christian Inspo

2008 -2009 "I Wish" -#18 Billboard Hot Christian Songs, #18 Billboard Christian

Airplay, #14 Billboard Christian AC Airplay, #49 Billboard Hot Country Songs

2009 "King of the World" -#39 Billboard Hot Christian Songs, #39 Billboard

Christian Airplay


Previous release: Winter Wonderland (2005)


Music videos of "How You Live (Turn Up the Music)" and "I Wish" are included in this playlist:


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