In 2017, Barri added a new area of Dovesongs called “Spoken Songs.” The words are spoken over the music from the related album, allowing a new perspective on her poetry. So far she has produced two albums. The first is …Read more
"A Reason for Every Season"
“Best Christian Album 2018”
NW Alabama Music Publishing Company
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ”
— Philippians 4.8
Poems Inspired by Scripture Set to Music
Barri desires to help people think on heavenly things through music and poetry. She adapts Scripture into poetry and sets the words of her arrangements to traditional folk tunes or classical melodies. Barri has released 14 albums, plus 3 compilation albums for God's glory and to give people comfort in times of need.
She was awarded “2016 Song of The Year" by the NW Alabama Music Publishing Company for her song, “Look at God Not Goliath.” CLICK HERE to listen to the award-winning song.
The award-winning song is Track #16 on Barri's recently released 14th album, "Perfected by Your Loving Hands." CLICK HERE to go to the album's page and listen to some sample tracks!
CLICK HERE to go to our music page where you can sample more than 200 music tracks across a variety of albums, purchase albums or individual song downloads, and order CDs.
In her “Spoken Songs,” Barri reads song lyrics as poetry set to background music. She correlates this musical poetry with the original music album soundtrack of the same name.
This is a new way that showcases both Barri's music and poetry in a form that highlights the emotion and love that encompass her songs and poetry.
Already some of her followers have expressed joy and pleasure at the new format.
MC of New Mexico said, "I feel it better, hear it better; it is more humble." And AH of North Carolina commented, "I can concentrate on the words better when you speak."
Available as a digital download or CD, her first release is 10 songs set to the music of soundtracks on her 14th album, "Perfected By Your Loving Hands."
CLICK HERE to go to the Spoken Songs page and listen to free previews.
Barri calls the lyrics to her songs "Dovepoems." Each song is based on a Scripture passage from which she lays out poems that become the lyrics. Soon after beginning, she finds a folk or classical tune, or composes her own tune to fit the words. As she works on the drafts, she expounds the meaning of the theme as it applies to us. The final version is a marriage of Scripture and music, praising God and giving us encouragement in the seasons of our daily lives.
Over the years, many listeners have requested songs related to specific Scriptures. Whether for Bible study, meditation, special music or help through difficult times it's very likely there is a Scripture and song just right for the occasion.
You can visit our Scripture index page to browse the index or download a searchable spreadsheet for more flexibility in finding just what you're looking for.
Click Here to visit the Scripture index page.
Barri's music has won awards for each of the last four years in the song contest at NW Alabama Music Publishing Co. This year she won in two categories: Recitation and Christian Country, both from her song, "Cast Your Bread Upon The Waters."
In 2016 her song, "Look At God, Not Goliath" won "Song of the Year" at the their contest.
You can learn more about the awards by checking out our blog.
Check out the 2017 "1st Place Recitation Song"
Check out the 2016 "Song of the Year"
Poetry Inspired by Love Overcoming Loss
In her prize-winning poetry book, "DOUBLE HELIX," Barri embraces the overarching theme and message that "love is stronger than grief."
Her poetry and elegant delivery of, sometimes very raw, emotions have helped to illustrate how love heals all wounds.
"Double Helix" has been a comfort and blessing to many people as they've recovered from tragedy and work through life’s challenges.
CLICK HERE TO read passages and listen to readings by the author.
Testimonials for Barri's Music and Poetry
"We are so happy and humbled to be able to honor you for your work in composing great songs for the kingdom of God from the word of God. Nothing could ever be better than that and your songs were all well received at the event and everyone who was present know that you won and are being honored for your songs which are loved by all those who have had the opportunity to hear them..."
Kimberley Glover, Radio Host and Contest Promoter
Northwest Alabama Music Publishing Company
"I listened again to your first album, "THINK ON THESE THINGS," last week as I was driving, and it affected me just as when I first heard it in 2000. I had tears."
GS of Virginia
"What a clever idea to attach words of such inspiration and meaning to lovely, old traditional music..."
MC of Texas
"The poems … emerge from inner bedrock and wellsprings that nearly all readers and writers would profess to yearn for, to live from...To an uncanny degree, we join with the poet's experience and emotional wisdom, spiraling in tandem to emulate those fundamental bonds her title evokes."
Stephen Corey, Editor
The Georgia Review
"I love the courage of these poems, the surprising risks, the energy and skills of a poet who makes a stranger feel that the lovely, painful world of these poems is home. Spun from unbearable loss, the book weaves a story of human abundance...'"
Walter McDonald, Poet and professor
"…a book of powerful transfiguration, a record of loss slowly and finally digested so as to become the substance of healing... "
Katherine Soniat, Poet and professor
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