Crosswalk: Who are some of your favorite Christian artists?


Lucado:  It would be hard to find someone who is not [a favorite]. I think this is such a great era in which we live. I think there was a time when Christianity kind of had to apologize because our music was so behind the times, but now, I think what we turn out is just as top notch as anything secular musicians do.


Really exciting to me, of course, are Michael W. Smith and Third Day - I just spent a lot of time with them on the "Come Together and Worship" tour.  I saw Michael Card yesterday and it brought back all kinds of memories of how much his music affected me - especially back in the mid-'80s. You talk about a good man who has been strong through the years. Ginny Owens is an artist we are really enjoying, and we like Sara Groves. Sometimes we'll have CDs in the car that my kids - my daughters - put in and I'll listen to those. And I hear Warren Barfield is really strong. He's got two songs on this new [Next Door Savior] CD. Fernando Ortega - I love him, too.


Crosswalk: Out of the songs that have been adapted from your books, do you have any favorites?


Lucado:  The title cut from Traveling Light - I thought that was a fun song.


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