Kevin Mills - Kevin Mills

Published Tuesday 26th July 2005
Kevin Mills - Kevin Mills
Kevin Mills - Kevin Mills

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13104-2833
LABEL: Avante

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Reviewed by Chris Tozer

Canadian country singer Kevin Mills unashamedly sings hymns, Southern gospel tunes and classic jazz standards on this, his debut eponymous album. The son of a travelling evangelist, for 15 years he opened for his father as a soloist at countless evangelistic meetings and tent missions, singing Sunday school songs and hymns acappella. In later years Kevin often accompanied his father on visits to prisons and drug rehab centres. From his website I learnt that he is a former apiary owner but these days he is an associate pastor in the prairie province of Manitoba. That would explain why much of this album is pure corn. Corn country classics like Kristoffersen's "Why Me Lord" rub shoulders with Satchmo's "What A Wonderful World" and the spiritual "Swing Low Sweet Chariot". However, the bulk of the album is dedicated to Southern gospel standards like "I'll Fly Away" and "Keep On The Sunny Side". All the songs featured on this album have been recorded a million times before Mills was even born, yet I have to admit that he brings fresh life to standards that I would otherwise be reluctant to listen to.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. I'll Fly Away [Listen]
2. What A Wonderful World [Listen]
3. The Lighthouse [Listen]
4. Swing Low [Listen]
5. Keep On The Sunny Side [Listen]
6. Why Me [Listen]
7. I'm Yours Truly [Listen]
8. Faith Like That [Listen]
9. Thanks To The Calvary [Listen]
10. On Your Knees Again [Listen]
11. The Love Of God [Listen]
12. Smile [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Sandy Pettit in Little Hocking, Ohio @ 16:54 on Sep 5 2007

Have to admit that I remember Tennessee Ernie Ford (you listened to in your grandparents' car)! I much prefer your beautiful voice, Kevin. How wonderful that you have shared the awesome talent God gave you with so many people.

Posted by PM in Winnipeg @ 15:40 on Jun 6 2007

I hope I can catch a show of Kevin's soon. His voice brings hope and faith to all.

Posted by Alina Schumacher in Oakbank, MB @ 16:23 on Jun 26 2006

You just never get tired of listening to this amazing, beautiful, soothing voice -
uplifting! Way to go Kevin - God bless you immensly!

Posted by Lolly in Grosse Isle @ 03:46 on Feb 24 2006

Had the pleasure of listening to Kevin on radio station CJOB - wonderful voice!

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