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JGM Pick of the Week: December 19, 2017

“This Far” Half Mile Home (release date: September 29, 2017) www.halfmilehome.com By Bob Marovich Half Mile Home’s single, “This Far,” sounds global and acts local. The opening church phrases, cloaked as they are in expansive Take 6-like harmonies, sound as if they are coming from a choir loft, signifying a call for communal faith and encouragement. But when the music slides into an intimate R&B groove, you realize the message is far more personal. The song, different from the track of the same name from their 2010 project Change My Lyfe, was inspired by two tragedies that forever changed the life of Half Mile Home’s Todd ...

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Half Mile Home’s Todd Burton’s Son Killed by Gun Violence

AKRON, OH (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) — Prayers and condolences to Half Mile Home’s Todd Burton. This past Saturday his son DeAndre Andrus, 21, was shot and killed in what police believe to be a drive-by shooting that involved his cousin. Todd’s son was found dead the next morning from the gunshot wounds in Akron’s Goodyear Heights neighborhood. This is the second time that one of Todd’s kids was shot. His son Trey was shot in the head at the end of last year after an altercation with a man and his girlfriend. Please keep Todd and his family in ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 109

          Click on the image above to begin streaming Episode 109: Playlist: Rock steady – Angela Bennett Devotion – Nate Bean & 4Given Give thanks – Doe Jones Be still – Riverside SDA Choir feat. Lecresia Campbell Hallelujah – The Stand Campaign feat. Joann Rosario-Condrey King of the broken – Rick Stephenson Escaped to tell – Blanche McAllister I’ve come too far – Faithful Connection I’m a winner – Tonya Lewis-Taylor Give me Jesus – Dawn Turner In due season – Jennifer Myles You are – Half Mile Home Sing Hallelujah to the king – Belle ...

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Half Mile Home – Don’t Judge Me

Half Mile Home Don’t Judge Me Church Boy Musik / Blacksmoke Music Worldwide (release date: July 8, 2016) www.halfmilehome.com By Bob Marovich Oh, the irony in reviewing a CD called Don’t Judge Me. That’s the name of Half Mile Home’s fourth and latest full-length project, which repackages some of the Ohio trio’s earlier cuts, a couple of live performances, and six new songs that bear the group’s soul-funky “rhythm and light” brand of Christian pop music. The new songs are sandwiched in between mixes of former releases, presumably to give newly acquired fans an updated sample of retro HMH. The ...

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Change My Lyfe – Half Mile Home

Half Mile Home Change My Lyfe God Made Millionairze Ent./IMG Recordings/ Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group www.HalfMileHome.com On “Testimony,” Akron, Ohio’s Half Mile Home sings, “Can’t nobody tell my testimony for me/How somebody else gonna try to tell my story?” This could be the mission statement of Half Mile Home’s distinctive sophomore release, Change My Lyfe. The group uses every technological device at its disposal to create an imaginative, power-packed, high-energy, techno-infused sonic firecracker of a record with memorable choruses and punched-up beats. The sixteen cuts on Change My Lyfe provide unpretentious everyday spirituality, with praise, worship, thanksgiving, repentance and redemption ...

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