You Taught Me How to Love
*ALBUM NOTES* Sunshine - 'You Taught Me How To Love' - Melody Dawn Records - Former Title - 'Jesus In My Hear't 1. 'I Call Out Your Name' Written By 'Sunshine' Brenda E. Smith (c)2004,2010 Melody Lady Music BMI - Produced By 'Sunshine' & 'Moon' If you believe in Jesus then call on his name. I have had times where I needed the Lord to carry me through; just like the foot'prints poem, there is only one set of footprints and they are not mine. As soon as I get my strength back I can walk on my own two feet again. I love this track because of the blend of steel and sax. It stirs the emotion. Recorded at Hot Trax Studio - Nashville TN Contemporary Christian Pop/Country 2. He Believes In You Written & Produced By 'Sunshine' Brenda E. Smith (c)1994,2010 Melody Lady Music BMI I can't say it enough...He believes in YOU! You can do anything you put your heart to. God wants you to follow your dreams and aspirations. He gives us faith and hope if we just ask. You can have the determination you need to make it. Just ask. Recorded at Hot Trax Studio - Nashville, TN Gospel/Country Gospel/Bluegrass 3. You Taught Me How To Love Written By 'Sunshine' Brenda E. Smith, 'Moon' Clifford D. Garrow Jr. & Russell Lane (c)1995,2010 Red Hot Trax BMI - Produced By 'Sunshine' & 'Moon' This song was born a hit. It's gonna be a big hit someday. This song is very sentimental for both 'Moon' and I . I sang this to my Mom and Dad for their 50th wedding anniversary. I have sang it at numerous weddings. It is a celebration of love between me and Jesus, a celebration of love between my husband and I and also between me and my children. We teach each other about God's love. I learned about God's unconditional love from Jesus, my Mama Barbara and my Pa Pa. They gave unconditional love to my sister Ellen and my brothers Benny and Glenn too. We are teaching it to our children. God sent Jesus to love us and save us from sin. This song should be sung by a famous country singer with big orchestrations and put into a movie. Lord willing it will be. The blend of steel by 'Cowboy' Eddie Long and the bending B bender on 'Moon's' Rose guitar is heart-warning every time. Recorded at Hot Trax - Nashville TN Contemporary Christian Country/Pop 4. All The Angels Sing (Christmas song) Written By 'Sunshine'Brenda E. Smith & 'Moon' Clifford D. Garrow Jr. (c)2004, 2010 Red Hot Trax - BMI - Produced By 'Moon' The wise men followed a star for years before the baby Jesus was even conceived by the Holy Spirit. He may have been born a manger, in a poor shepherds barn, but it was no ordinary day. God sent down the angels to sing during his birth. All the poor shepherds knew, even the animals knew, the savior was born. It makes me cry to think of the moment when God sent down his Son to earth At that moment was the real gift of eternal life. I want to sing with the angels too. Recorded at Hot Trax Studio - Nashville, TN Contemporary Christian Country/Pop 5. This Sweet Child Written & Produced By 'Sunshine' Brenda E. Smith (c)1985,2010 Melody Lady Music BMI My sister Ellen wanted me to sing at the dedication of her baby, so i wrote this song and we sang it together. It was really a special occasion. Since then, it has been recorded and sang or played at numerous baby dedications, it has been put to DVD with photo collections of babies and baby dedications. Lord willing it might even be put in the hymnal someday. Recorded at Hot Trax Studio - Nashville TN Contemporary Christian Pop/Country 6. Jesus In My Heart Written & Produced By 'Sunshine' Brenda E. Smith (c)1981, 2010 Melody Lady Music BMI I have been singing this song for half my life. It was the title cut to this album. I used to sing it at Faith Baptist Church of Sunland, CA where I was baptized. 'Jesus in My Heart' is a simple hand clapping toe-tapping sing along country song. My whole family has sang this with me. I sang it at every writer show in Nashville in the 90's. I just believe that it is a really simple message, JUST ASK JESUS INTO YOUR HEART. The message of love, hope, faith, forgiveness and eternal life. Recorded at Hot Trax Studio - Nashville TN Gospel/ Country Gospel/Bluegrass 7. Don't Wanna Sit Around No More Written By 'Sunshine' Brenda E. Smith(c)1994, 2010 Melody Lady Music BMI - Produced By 'Moon' & 'Sunshine' God calls us into the ministry and he calls us to serve him. How many times does he have to tell you to get up off that couch potato and listen to what He is saying? Don't wait, the time is now to listen to what God wants for your life. His dreams are bigger and better than anything we can imagine. The God who made the universe, the heavens and the sky needs you to do great things to bring honor and glory to him. Let you light shine for Jesus. Share his love with others. Recorded at Buck's Place - Hendersonville, TN Gospel/Country Gospel/Bluegrass 8. Be New Written By 'Sunshine' Brenda E. Smith(c)1992,2010 Melody Lady Music BMI - Produced By 'Sunshine' & 'Moon' How do you become born again? You can't re-enter your mothers womb. You can be new in Christ. You can be baptized in the name of Jesus. Put the old you (the fleshly worldly sinner) behind you and begin to look at yourself the way God does, as a forgiven child of God, washed in the blood of the lamb, clean and white as snow, re-newed by God. Recorded at Hot Trax Studio - Nashville, TN Contemporary Christian Pop/Country 9. Jesus Is Alive Written & Produced By 'Sunshine' Brenda E. Smith(c)1989,2010 Melody Lady Music - BMI I wrote this song around the same time my album 'Country Lover' won album of the year from the Country Music Associations of America. It is a fun song, soon to be a radio smash. This song has all the right elements. A simple message about Jesus being risen from the dead, great country pickin' musicians, and heart and soul. Recorded at Hot Trax Studio - Nashville, TN Gospel/Country Gospel/Bluegrass 10. Heart of a Child Written By 'Sunshine' Brenda E. Smith, 'Moon' Clifford D. Garrow Jr. & Will Clemens (c)1996,2010 Red Hot Trax Music BMI - Produced By 'Moon' & 'Sunshine' This is a very unique and special song to me because I believe the most important job I'll ever have is being a Mom. I adore children and if I don't have enough grandkids, I may adopt some. I love love them. I guess because I am one. I am a child of God. I have heart of a child too. I like to play and learn. Don't we all long to love and be loved in return? Children are a blessing so bless them with your love. Pass out lots of hugs and kisses. Don't forget to say I LOVE YOU!! Recorded at Hot Trax Studio - Nashville TN Contemporary Christian Country/Pop 11. I Keep Praising the Lord Written & Produced By 'Sunshine' Brenda E. Smith (c)1988, 2010 Melody Lady Music - BMI I wrote this song around the same time I was awarded song of the year and entertainer of the year for the album Country Lover. The video' Gone, Gone, Gone', was garnering airplay all over the world. 'Gone, Gone,Gone' written by Will Ray and published by Barefoot Lady Music BMI was on the Billboard charts and all I wanted to do was Praise the Lord. So, I wrote I keep praising and praising and praising the Lord, no matter what I do I keep praising the Lord. I prayed before we went into the studio. I prayed over every record that was mailed by Melody Dawn Records. Now I have a new prayer, to sing for Jesus and tell the world about God's Son. I prayed when I was writing, I prayed when we were recording, I prayed for my family, I prayed for my children, I prayed for total strangers to receive healing. I won't stop. Cause He keeps giving me all of His blessings, He keeps giving me all of His joy, NO MATTER WHAT I DO I KEEP PRAISING THE LORD. He inspires me to tell others. We can't earn our way to heaven, WE NEED JESUS. Recorded at Hot Trax Studio - Nashville, TN Gospel/Country 12. Jesus Is the Healer Written & Produced By 'Sunshine' Brenda E. Smith (c)1985, 2010 Melody Lady Music BMI I REALLY BELIEVE IN MIRACLES. I have had miracles. My mother and father have had miracles, and many others have been healed in the name of Jesus. God's healing is real. God's love is real. He healed the mute, the deaf, the blind, the lame, the prostitute, raised the dead and more. I have sins. I am so ashamed of them so I ask God to forgive me. Over and over again. He forgives me. I want to be more like Jesus so I ask him to lead me not into temptation and to deliver me from evil. I think the devil attacks Christians more than the non-believer. So expect it. The devil is upset that we have eternal life. Praise the Lord through all your struggles and keep your faith. Don't stop praying, no matter what! Put on your armour for God. Let's be prayer warriors together. Have faith as a grain of mustard seed and believe. Recorded at Hot Trax Studio - Nashville TN Gospel/Country Country/Swing Thanks to my Momma Barbara and PaPa Harold for sharing their unconditional love, faith and support for my music dreams. Thank you 'Moon' for being my partner in the studio, my partner writing and producing, my partner in prayer and in life. Thanks to my sister Ellen, and my brothers Benny and Glenn who are gifted and blessed and never stopped believing in me. Thanks to my children Darla, David and Brandon you are the best gift from God and you will always inspire me to greater heights. Thank you David for your support and giving me 3 wonderful children. Special Thanks to all the musicians who made this album come alive. It is answer to prayer and a lot of blood, sweat and tears.There's over a decade of writing and dedicated faith and devotion to the Lord in these 12 songs. God brought it all together in his time.