I have to admit when I was first offered a chance to review a music CD from Pizza Ranch, I had no idea what they were talking about. But… I did recognize most the artists associated with the compilation CD. And it included many of my favorites!
What is Pizza Ranch?
If you live in Florida, like me, then you probably aren’t familiar with Pizza Ranch. It is a Midwestern food chain famous for their Pizza Lover’s Pizza and the Country’s Best Chicken Pizza. Sounds yummy, huh? It was started by Adrie Groeneweg when he was only nineteen years old. The restaurant’s goal is provide each guest with a legendary experience, positively impact the world and glorify God. They have 190+ locations across 13 states including Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. (I see a road trip in my future!!)
About Living Hope CD
But this post isn’t just about a great pizza restaurant. It’s about a project that Pizza Ranch has put together with the help of some great Christian artists to raise money for a great cause. Pizza Ranch, with the help of the artists, donated $120,000 to Porter’s Call. This non-profit organization provides counsel and support to recording artists and their families.
Many of the songs were written exclusively for this compilation CD and they are all written around the theme of “hope”. I know you are just sitting on the edge of your seat to know what artists are included, so here ya go:
- Francesca Battistelli
- Colton Dixon
- Phil Wickham
- Ellie Holcomb
- Passion Band featuring Kristian Stanfill
- Mark Schultz
- Kevin Max
- Michael W. Smith
- Laura Story
- Bart Millard
- Sidewalk Prophets
- Matthew West
You can see videos of the stories behind some of the songs here on You Tube.
How to Purchase
This CD is available for only a limited time, until August 31, 2015!!! You can purchase it at any Pizza Ranch location or download it from their website here, pizzaranch.com/livinghope. It’s only $5 plus tax and worth every penny!! You can also enter to win a copy courtesy of FlyBy Promotions.