- reviewed by Andree Farias Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2008 1 Sep
- Jesus Calling
- One Life to Live
- Something Different
- Just One of Those Days
- When It All Comes Down
- I Loved You Then
- My Offering
- Little Bit of Love
After a rocky start with failed boy-band foursome True Vibe, Jason Barton took a few years off to regroup and then team up with buddies Chris Lockwood and Collin Stoddard to form 33Miles. He's all the better for it.
33Miles is essentially another boy band, but the looks are not the be-all-end-all. They're also got the vocal harmonies, country-pop songcraft, and live instrumentation to back up their artistry throughout
Still, Bannister also knows how to do country right—his work on Point of Grace's "How You Live" proves that much, and it's even more evident in the jangly, Jesus-centric "Gone" and the roots-tastic "Something Different." From there on out, Barton and Co. call on Nathan Nockels and Sam Mizell to take the reins of
It's worth noting that Barton's voice is nearly twangless, but his Nashville cleanliness is not a big deal. Songs like "One Life to Live" are the stuff country listeners are prone to swooning over, a third-person narrative about the importance of family that explodes into a reassuring chorus underscored by knockout three-part harmonies and an electric guitar solo that's to die for.
In the end, that's why