Hundred More Years
Label: Fervent Records
The album opens with the jangly "This Is the Stuff," and it never strays far from sing-along pop. But there's definitely a message here, and the woman delivering it has been through some changes since her debut. Battistelli married and gave birth to her first child in addition to being nominated for the Gospel Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year. So in a way, this album is a continuation of the story started in My Paper Heart. Questions raised in that first album's "Someday Soon" are answered in this disc's title track. Don't miss "Emily (It's Love)," featuring Dave Barnes.