„Most Christians would say that the music should in some way glorify God. Obviously, one assortment of notes on the scale can't glorify God more than another. Neither can certain assortments of words. -Appalachian Melody.“

—  Mark Heard

Liner Notes

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American musician and record producer 1951 - 1992

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