Aaron Shust - Anything Worth Saying

Published Tuesday 25th April 2006
Aaron Shust - Anything Worth Saying
Aaron Shust - Anything Worth Saying

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Brash Music 1000172
RELEASE DATE: 2008-02-29
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Shust has not taken the tried and tested routed to CCM success through moving to Nashville and seeking to be a Christian music superstar. Instead he was minding his own business leading worship in his home church and writing songs for his congregation to sing. Then a friend with a studio suggested he should record them. But it wasn't a Christian label that came calling but a local secular Atlanta-based label who signed up what is quickly becoming the worship hit of 2006! The runaway success of this album's biggest song "My Saviour, My God" has meant that Shust suddenly finds himself propelled out of his home church environment onto the charts and on tours across America. The album is wonderfully free from the usual worship cliches that are currently boring me so you get powerful edgy pop rock on songs like "Glory To You", "Give It All Away" and "Matchless". Elsewhere, this is packed with great worship songs that don't sound like worship songs so "Stillness" is a superb pop tune and "One Day" has an acoustic R&B feel. If you're tired of the same old same old when it comes to worship, here's something wonderfully fresh.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 23:58 on May 29 2010

I first became familiar with this singer/songwriter in the summer of 2006. I saw a concert video for the song "My SAVIOUR My GOD": I immediately connected with the song. I didn't realize til later that it was actually an old hymn he had revised; original title "I am Not Skilled to Understand" from the late 1800's. I am somewhat puzzled by the above writer's comments(Mike Rimmer);and acually a little disturbed:Being bored with old-time worship. There are soo many worship songs that should not be dismissed just because of how the body sings them.
Suggest another route... look how beautiful Aaron Shust brought about an old hymn which is considered one of the greatest worship songs now. Great job Aaron on revising old hymn. GOD Bless! -Don

Posted by Nicole in US @ 22:52 on Jun 21 2006

I love AAron Shust!!! I knew him too before he became famous I always knew he would be!! I met him at lake swan camp when he and his band were playing for us there all week and i got to hang out with him!! I had no idea at that time that when he played "My Savior, my God" That he wrote it!! He was so nice and I remember how he would talk to us about worshiping. How even if you are singing louder than anyone else in church, you aren't worshiping unless you are saying it straight to God and meaning what you are saying in the songs.

Posted by Judy in oregon @ 22:08 on Mar 30 2006

I have been so inspired by Aarons songs, My Savior My God most of all. I like to write songs and sing for our worship team and we all have enjoyed listening to them.

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