‘Point of Grace’ performing Aug. 25 at The Poncan Theatre
Team Radio Marketing Group - August 11, 2017 3:43 pm
“Point of Grace,” celebrating its 12th record, “A Thousand Little Things,” will appear at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at The Poncan Theatre.
Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $30 for VIP (this includes front, middle section seating and a Meet and Greet with the Girls).
Tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see this wonderful group right here in Ponca City.
Turn on your TV or radio and you’ll find no shortage of next-big-things and overnight successes. But in the midst of all of that noise, you may find yourself craving something more — something authentic, something familiar, yet fresh.
Look no further. The women of Point of Grace are celebrating 20 years together. Brimming with the beautiful harmonies, encouraging lyrics, and graceful melodies that Shelley Breen, Denise Jones and Leigh Cappillino are known for, “A Thousand Little Things” reminds us to be mindful of the multitude of blessings God has given us. And what the world needs now — more than ever — is to remember how important gratitude is, each and every day.
You may ask yourself how a band who has already achieved such monumental success — 27 No. 1 songs, 13 Dove awards, two GRAMMY nominations, career album sales in excess of $7 million with multiple Platinum and Gold certifications, and one of the Top 10 best-selling artists in the history of Contemporary Christian Music — presses on? It’s quite simple: They love what they do, and they love sharing it with their fans.
“When you can say, ‘This is where we are, and this is what we love,’ that’s when you have your best shows and your best music, because you finally found yourself and you’re fine with it,” Denise explains. “You’re relaxed, and you’re honest.”
But make no mistake: “Relaxed” does not mean complacent: Shelley, Denise and Leigh are as excited to put out their latest album as they were when they released their self-titled debut in 1993. And they’re ready to share their hard work with the world.
“The longest part of the recording process is just finding the songs,” says Shelley. “We scour the landscape of Nashville to find the greatest songs. We have always been really cautious to not just find three good songs that could go on the radio and hurry up and write the other ones to fill the spaces.”
The trio worked with trusted A&R representative Susan Riley to find the 10 songs comprising “Things.”
“Susan has a sort of innocent ear; she has our demographic’s ear. She listens to music and thinks, ‘Can my kids listen to this? Does this move me?’ She’s either emotionally attached to a song or not. It was good for us to have another woman’s — and another mom’s — perspective on the songs.”
The women of Point of Grace feel a strong connection to their fans, and they foster this connection through frequent touring. “Our live show is what drives us,” Shelley said. “Touring is a constant for us. It’s the personal touch that we’ve always tried to give to our fans.”
They are moms, wives, and artists; and, like every working woman, they’re thankful for the fullness in their lives, yet striving to find balance. A strong work ethic — fostered through years of touring, recording and writing — drives these three women to keep making music to share with their listeners. “I wouldn’t trade the nights in the van, the nights pulling cables, the nights only being able to eat rice and beans, because you get to a place of gratitude, a place where you know how to connect,” Leigh muses. “It’s OK to work hard!”
The notion of gratitude is woven throughout the album, especially in “A Thousand Little Things,” which lists the many things to take notice of — and be thankful for — in everyday life.
“In all of those little moments in life, little and big, we’re reminded that there is a creator that loves us and wants us to have a good life while we’re here,” Shelley says. “And we’re grateful for that.”
Leigh chimes in, “Every single day, there are a thousand little things we can truly be thankful for, so I sing that little song all the time.”
The ladies of Point of Grace remind us all to be grateful for the thousand little things we’ll experience today, from a warm cup of coffee in the morning to a bedtime novel at night.