Amy Smith is the Register’s associate editor who edits features for the “Culture of Life” section. Fueled by prayer and coffee, she enjoys writing about everything from Jane Austen to saints for the Register. She is the author of The Plans God Has for You: Hopeful Lessons for Young Women (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2020). Her writing has also appeared in various other Catholic publications. She has a master’s degree in journalism and a B.A. in English. Find her online at Instagram.com/hopefulwordsmith/ and Twitter.com/hope_wordsmith.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Matt Maher lately. The catchy melodies and faith-filled truths are a great combination. They strike a chord with others too, since he won “Artist of the Year” at the United Catholic Music and Video Association’s Unity Awards 2010. (He also took top prize for “Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year” for “Alive Again” and “Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year” for his “Alive Again” album.)
Haven’t heard Maher before? Danielle Bean highlighted a video of his “Litany of the Saints” in a recent post.
(For Maher’s thoughts on songwriting, see this article of mine.)
Which Catholic musicians are your favorites? What Catholic music are you listening to?