Praise on Earth
Bruce And Lynne Patterson and Messiah Songs Bruce Patterson is a classical guitarist, guitarist, songwriter composer and arranger. Bruce studied classical guitar at Vanderbilt University\'s Blair School of Music and Peabody College under famed guitarist and Chet Atkins protégé, John Johns. In addition to his classical studies, Bruce has been writing and performing Christian and Messianic music since the early eighties. Having memorized eleven books of the New Testament and many of the psalms and proverbs, Bruce is able to write songs that edify, inform and exhort the Body of Christ and unbeliever. After traveling for several years with well known Christian/Classical ensemble\' \'Sabbath Rest\', Bruce and his wife, Christian recording artist/songwriter Lynne Drysdale - Patterson base their home and concert ministry in Nashville, Tennessee. Lynne Drysdale - Patterson Lynne is a songwriter/ worship leader, recording artist, guitarist, speaker, conference teacher and cookbook author. Her grand-father, Hilleary Arthur Brown headed the Philadelphia office of ASCAP ( American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.)Her great grand-parents were traveling mintrels. Growing up in St. Petersburg, Florida and coming from a prestigious musical family, Lynne thought music was her calling. Having performed on college campuses and supper clubs across the country, as a proficient guitarist /singer /songwriter /entertainer, Lynne was encouraged by music business friends in NAshville Tennessee to move to Nashville. When it began to appear as though Lynne would accomplish her life-long dream of becoming a major recording artist in secular music, she soon realized that this did not bring the deep inner satisfaction she thought it would. Accomplishing her goal would not quench the deep, dry, thirsty longing in her soul. But, she discovered the One Who could fill the vacuum in her heart! Since committing her life to Jesus Christ, Lynne realized that God has called her to use her gifts and talents not to bring herself glory but to glorify Him. In 1988, Lynne began In His Name Music ministries and has encouraged and inspired people with her music, her wit and warm personality in concerts and events across the country. Lynne teaches Christian Songwriting at conferences and events across the country including: The Songwriters Guild - Nashville office; NSAI ( Nashville Songwriters Association International); The Kentucky Christian Writers Conference. She is a sought after speaker teacher for women\'s retreats and luncheons and songwriting retreats and conferences. Lynne\'s songwriting credits include \'The Joshua Generation\' recorded by Ricky Skaggs on his Grammy Award-winning project Soldier of the Cross, \'Dying to Know\' recorded by Caray Keen (columnist Cal Thomas\' daughter), \'I Am Evidence\' recorded by Lord Song and \'How Much More\' recorded by Greater Vision. Lynne\'s song \'Sanibel Island\' is the phone system\'s \'music on hold\' for The Sanibel Island, Florida, Chamber of Commerce. Lynne has appeared on several television programs on The Nashville Network, The Christian Broadcasting Network and The Christian Television Network. Bruce and Lynne are Ministers of Music at Congregation Yeshuat Yisrael, a Messianic Jewish Congregation in Nashville, Tennessee. Lynne is the author of Feasts of Israel Cookbook.