After almost 20 years of producing music, John Roger Breland, founder and director of the Truth, is still able to produce an uplifting contemporary Christian album with a kick. The upbeat lyrics of Keep Believing are catchy; the eight vocalists belt out the verses with energy and enthusiasm and the accompanying instruments compliment the songs and singers perfectly. The song "Friends in High Places" is exceptionally well done, although the appearance of guest rapper Steven V. Taylor did nothing to enhance the song. "Friends in High Places" has a strong message presented in a lighthearted and entertaining manner. It is obviously meant to reach those not well versed in Scripture; however, some conservative Christians may consider the lyrics disrespectful since God is referred to as the "Big Daddy." If this term is taken in context with the rest of the lyrics, it soon becomes clear that showing irreverence to God is not the intention of the song or any part of the album. Keep Believing is an excellent album for anyone looking for positive music presented in an easy listening style that won't put a listener to sleep.
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AllMusic Review by Diana Moes VandeHoef