Music Giveaway: Beautiful Design by Jason Bare

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 0 Google+ 0 0 Flares ×

I love the music on the CD, Beautiful Design, by Jason Bare but it is only enhanced by the stories behind it. First, the story of the Bonus Track, “For the First Time”.  This song has gained major radio airplay and achieved #1 position on Christian Music Weekly’s nationwide Worship chart.  Additionally, it has been played at all 1700 Chick-Fil-A restaurants and over 100 Carmax locations.  Co-written by performer Jason Bare and former Plus One member, Nathan Winters, “For the First Time” is the story of Mary and Joseph seeing their child and God Himself for the first time.

“Any moment, it could happen.  He knew it was time by the look in her eyes.

There was Joseph, holding Mary, in the stable, they wait for this Babe to arrive.

In a world so dark, Heaven and Earth would collide and would change who they are…”

Another song on the album has this story…

Jason Bare had long ago given up looking for it.  It was a song he had co-written with his cousin Amanda.  She was more like a sister to him, growing up in their close-knit family.  But Amanda had walked a different path than Jason, battling addictions much of her life.  The whole family was encouraged, however, as Amanda finally seemed to be turning a corner and getting her life together.  Yet in 2009, it all went terribly wrong when Amanda, at age 27, died suddenly of a medically-induced drug overdose.  That same day, without looking for it, Jason found the song he had written with her and immediately, he knew why.

“I had searched for that song for years,” says Jason.  “And when I found it on the exact day she died, I knew it had to be God.  I told her parents I had found it, and they asked me to sing it for her funeral.  I wanted to put that song on the new CD so that Amanda’s life would be a beacon of hope for people.  It also became a catalyst for me to get serious about my music and use my life to make a difference for other people.”

“Years of battling addiction left scars on Amanda’s life, ” Jason recalls.  “But through that song, she wanted to share her wounds so that someone else might find God’s redeeming grace.  That’s Amanda’s legacy in my life, and I feel a sense of urgency to tell anyone that will listen that God’s love and forgiveness is readily available in their lives regardless of what they’ve done.  The reality is, we are all living the story of grace.”

With stories like that, I was excited to hear the CD, Beautiful Design, and I was not disappointed!  The first track, “You Found Me” has a fast, upbeat rhythm and leads to sing along with Jason’s jubilant celebration.  It quickly changes gears and slows down for the second (title) track, “Beautiful Design”.  This song is slower and the lyrics reflect man’s awe of God’s work.  “Touch the Sky” continues the slower rhythm and starts with a sad, lonely tone.  Jason’s strong voice is perfect to reflect the longing of someone struggling to find their way. The fifth track is the song Jason co-wrote with his cousin, Amanda – strategically placed in the middle of the album.  Jason expresses his strong feelings through the song and you can hear the darkness…. and the hope.  Then last, is the bonus track, “For the First Time.”  I love, love, love this song.  It was called a Christmas track in press release I read, but it’s definitely not limited to Christmas.  It is beautiful any time.

Track Listing:

  • 1. You Found Me
  • 2. Beautiful Design
  • 3. Touch the Sky
  • 4. Blame
  • 5. Story of Grace (Amanda’s Song)
  • 6. I Can’t Escape You
  • 7. I Want to Feel You
  • 8. Freely
  • 9.  Walk Before Me
  • 10.  Over the Edge
  • 11.  For the First Time (Bonus Track)

Important Links

Jason Bare’s Official Website

Enter here to win your own copy of Jason Bare’s, Beautiful Design.

Main entry

1. Please go to Jason Bare’s Official Website and tell me about something you read.

Additional entries

2. Follow Kelly’s Lucky You with Google Friend Connect.

3. Follow Kelly’s Lucky You on twitter.

4. Tweet this giveaway (RT 1x per day). Feel free to use this sample:

Enter to #win the CD, Beautiful Design, by Christian artist, Jason Bare, includes “For the First Time Ever”!

5. Like Kelly’s Lucky You on Facebook.

6. Add this giveaway to any giveaway linky (unlimited entries). You can use this list!

Leave one comment for each entry. Contest ends April 30th at midnight EST. The winner will be chosen by and notified by email to the email address provided in the winning comment. The winner must respond within 48 hours of the notification email, or another winner will be chosen. See my Giveaway Rules page for further information. Sorry, this contest is open to residents of the US only.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Jason Bare’s Beautiful Design for review.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Guidelines.


  1. 1

    He will be at Babbie’s House – Atlanta, GA on Thursday, June 09, 2011 – 4:00 pm

  2. 2

    gfc follower

  3. 3

    the goal I have in everything I do: To find that place of true worship in my own life and offer it fully and freely to God.”

    Jason’s goal is above and is a good one for all of us.


  4. 4

    Follow Kelly’s Lucky You with Google Friend Connect as primrose


  5. 5

    follow you on twitter as rlee1950


  6. 6
  7. 7

    Like Kelly’s Lucky You on Facebook as Robyn Lee


  8. 8!/rlee1950/status/59338267736276992

    daily tweet

  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. 11
  12. 12
  13. 13
  14. 14

    I read that he leads worship in Virginia @ Kingdom Life Ministries
    Lina recently posted..Meijer 4-25-11

  15. 15

    Follow you on google friend connect
    Lina recently posted..Meijer 4-25-11

  16. 16

    Follow you on twitter @lkim496
    Lina recently posted..Meijer 4-25-11

  17. 17
0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 0 Google+ 0 0 Flares ×