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Hear Barton's 'Improve the Shining Moments'
Madison Barton, a 2014 alumna of Lake Oswego High School, has released her first album, Improve the Shining Moments. Last summer when I was home I arranged five of my favorite hymns and recorded them in a studio, she wrote in a release to The Review about the album. These are all hymns that I grew up singing and they are some of my personal favorites. Improve the Shining Moments are my all-time favorite words to a hymn. They are seriously so beautiful. Accompanying her on the album is guitarist Nick McClurg, another 2014 LOHS graduate. The album includes Come, Come Yes Saints, God Be with You Till We Meet Again, Nearer My God to Thee, There is a Green Hill Far Away and Improve the Shining Moments. I wanted to make a collection of hymns that were closer to an easy-listening, folk, pop vibe that is so popular in todays music because the music that hymns are made of is absolutely incredible, sometimes its just portraying that from a different perspective that makes all of the difference. Improve the Shining Moments is available to buy on iTunes, Spotify and other websites. Barton is a vocal performance student at Brigham Young University-Idaho.