My friend Timbre introduced me to you right about my sixteenth birthday. She was like, "Laura, you've got to hear some of these songs!" The first one she played me was called Love is a Revolution. Then she played Dare You to Move and it hit me straight in the heart. I was going through a really rough spot in my life and this song was exactly what I needed to hear. I went out and bought your Learning to Breathe album just so I would have this song and I listened to it countless times
A few years later, a lot of your songs were featured on the movie A Walk to Remember, and you made another album with a redone version of Dare You to Move, and suddenly everyone knew who you were and had heard this song everywhere, but this was the first version that I was introduced to:
It's been almost twelve years since I first heard this and it is still my favorite song. I've never gotten tired of it, even though I tend to listen to the newer version of it more than I listen to this one.
You also gave me other music that has spoken into my life or made an impact on me. Like Only Hope. It was later covered by Mandy Moore, but I heard your version first and sometimes I'll just put it on repeat for a while.
Thank you for the music that has spoken to me and encouraged me for over a decade.
A Music Fan
*Is there a particular band/song that has impacted you?