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CRESCENDO Reveal Night of Worship

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Prelude to Christmas Night of Worship 2013

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June 1st :  Crescendo will be released to the following stores

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GO GET IT DIGITAL!!! AND ON CD!!! DO IT NOW!!!

 
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PLEASE check out the new CRESCENDO Reveal Night of Worship that happened on May 18... what a NIGHT!!!  If you couldn't be there.... Here it is!!! If you were there and couldn't get enough... Here it is!!!.... With love.....

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CRESCENDO IS HERE!!!

All preorders will be filled within the week... GET EXCITED!!! 

For those in the Orlando area:  A Night of Worship to reveal the CRESCENDO project will be held on Sunday evening, May 18 at 6:30 at First Baptist Orlando in the Faith Hall venue.  I am so excited to share this new music with you and to worship our GREAT GOD together!! For He is good, and His love endures forever.

May you feel loved today.  Because you are!

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Hello!!!

The countdown has begun.... For all those who have preordered CRESCENDO... you will be excited to know that it will be in my hands in about a month!  I can hardly contain myself.  The recording sessions were incredible, and the music is absolutely amazing.  Thanks to the arranging expertise of musical genius Robert Elkins and Doug Pierce, as well as the creativity of each person who I am thankful to call my friends who played on this project... it is going to be a BARNBURNER!!! If you haven't ordered it yet, you can still be among the first to receive it!  There is still time!

And stay tuned for the official unveiling at a Night of Worship coming VERY VERY SOON to a location near you...

I can not wait to take this show on the road!

Blessings for a wonderful day!
With Love

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OK... Here is the announcement you have all been waiting for... (drum roll please, James...) 

A brand new CD by Lori Jean Smith and friends will be released in Spring 2014!!!! I know!!! I'm so excited too!!!
AND the title is... CRESCENDO.

In the wake of our accident last year (please visit my blog to read the story), God really has taken me through a journey this past fourteen months to treasure every day and to take every opportunity to praise Him.  What the enemy meant for evil, God has made good for his glory.  Because the praise got deeper and LOUDER.  So from this day forward, I am determined to live the CRESCENDO for the glory of God and God alone. With love and ever increasing volume... LJ

So....Turn it UP!!!

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What a privilege to be a part of the unveiling of Mary J. Blige's 'A Mary Christmas' on HSNLive yesterday evening.  #hsnlive #amarychristmas #davidfoster #maryjblige  ...Here is the link in case you want to check it out. http://youtu.be/DMMYR1Jw2Jk ...I would be so honored!  There is a very special solo (seriously, what an honor... so surreal) on the song 'Mary Did You Know?' at 46:00.  Thank you all for tuning in!  LOVE and oh... Mary Christmas!  (One more thing. You may want to get the CD...)

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WOW!! That's all I can say after having experienced the third annual Prelude to Christmas 2013, both live in person and in retrospect through the link on YouTube (thanks to Bobby Falconnier).  What an honor and privilege to be given a night to dream about, pray about, plan, and execute with none other than my friends and colleagues that I love to make music with.  A special thanks to Doug Pierce and Robert Elkins for your featured parts in the program, and to the kids who absolutely set the tone for the entire evening.  Abby Pierce, your sweet voice was perfect for that solo, and I am so thankful that you were willing to take that responsibility.  Thanks be to God for the gifts he gives! I appreciate each and every person who made the evening a success, from the amazing tech team: Teri, Jared, Anthony and Simon... to the band: James McKey, Robert Elkins, Doug Pierce, Doug Mathews and Mark Poole... My family: Tim (photography), Zak (rhythm electric) and Dillon (percussion)... Bob Franklin who added so much with his trumpet.... The strings: Kathy Rodgers (my mom), Shelley Mathews, and Sharon Coffey... the singers and worship leaders (one and the same) Doug Pierce, DJ Staana, Lindsey Guillot, and Sharon Coffey... and Jon Marks for overseeing the calendar and seeing fit to put this special date on it.  Communications for the promo: Edie and Jared... Joan Peterson for the beautiful stage, Food services for feeding us... and most of all to the Lord for his Presence!!! Looking forward to year FOUR!!!

God bless us, everyone this Christmas season and always...
Time to get our Thanksgiving ON!!!

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This past week has been an absolute eye-opening, life-changing experience.  Being a part of the Music Evangelism Foundation (MEF) has changed my perspective to be a global one.  Please watch for updates as I seek ways, prayerfully and actively, to reach those who still need to hear the truth.  Visit www.mefmusic.org for more information on what MEF is about, and get excited about what God is doing!

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Here is something wonderful that is abundantly above what I could ask or think:  InTouch Magazine contacted me to see if they could use my recording of 'I Wonder As I Wander' as a audio addition to an online article called 'Selah in the Sky'.  Follow this link to read the beautiful words of Jamie A. Hughes.  Thank you, Lord.

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SPECIAL BROADCAST!!!

We enjoyed a wonderful time being hosted by The Good Life 45 on November 15, 2012.  James McKey and Robert Elkins joined me for a spectacular performance of 'God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen' and title song 'Presence' from the album 'Presence.'  I was also able to share about our recent accident and God's protection... what a blessing to proclaim to all who hear that He and His Presence are REAL!!!

Please take the time to watch and listen... I pray it will touch your heart and soul and increase your faith.  Love you all and enjoy this preview to Christmas at the Good Life!!

WATCH NOW

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Anyone wanting to watch the recorded live stream from November 4, 2012, the Prelude to Christmas Night of Worship has been preserved online thanks to the priceless help of Bobby Falconnier.... Here is the link to Lori Jean Smith and Friends on Ustream.

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If you are interested in having me come to your church or special event for a concert in the remainder of 2014, or in 2015, please email me or click the email link in 'The Loop'... I would love to be a part of your worship experience, special celebration, conference, festival or community event!

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  • Christina

    Christina Orlando, FL.

    Hi Lori, What an inspiration you are. My 8 year old daughter loves watching you perform at First Orlando and was so excited to see you today at church. She started taking violin lessons a year ago after watching you perform one Sunday morning. Thank you for opening my little girl's heart to music.
    Hi Lori,

    What an inspiration you are. My 8 year old daughter loves watching you perform at First Orlando and was so excited to see you today at church. She started taking violin lessons a year ago after watching you perform one Sunday morning. Thank you for opening my little girl's heart to music.
  • Jessica

    Jessica Orlando

    Lori you have inspired me in so many ways. You have made me believe more and more each day
    Lori you have inspired me in so many ways.
    You have made me believe more and more each day
  • Jim Reska

    Jim Reska Orlando,Florida

    I enjoy every time you play We are looking forward to May 18th. God Bless
    I enjoy every time you play We are looking forward to May 18th. God Bless
  • steve slone

    steve slone panama city, Fl

    Was so awesome performing with you over Easter weekend. You are such a wonderful performer and a very sweet person. Thank you so much. Oh...and your CD is great. I've truly worn it out these past few days. Thanks again
    Was so awesome performing with you over Easter weekend. You are such a wonderful performer and a very sweet person. Thank you so much. Oh...and your CD is great. I've truly worn it out these past few days. Thanks again
  • Tim Reaves

    Tim Reaves St. Cloud, Fl

    Several years ago you played on a Sunday morning in my church. It happened to be my birthday and I am a fan of Celtic music. Unknowingly, you gave me a great gift. It was a pleasure meeting you then, and your music is still a gift.
    Several years ago you played on a Sunday morning in my church. It happened to be my birthday and I am a fan of Celtic music. Unknowingly, you gave me a great gift. It was a pleasure meeting you then, and your music is still a gift.
  • Your Favorite FAN! Naomi :)

    Your Favorite FAN! Naomi :) Orlando, Florida

    Love you! May God continue to bless you and keeps His anointing on your precious life! I never liked the violin until I heard you play it. Thank you! You are gorgeous inside and out! Muuuaaahhhh! :)
    Love you! May God continue to bless you and keeps His anointing on your precious life! I never liked the violin until I heard you play it. Thank you! You are gorgeous inside and out! Muuuaaahhhh! smile
  • Teresa Shippy

    Teresa Shippy Kansas City, MO.

    So very proud of you! Love ya!
    So very proud of you! Love ya!
  • Bil Barrett

    Bil Barrett Sylacauga,Al.

    Thank you & God bless you for the praise that you give to Him and the inspiration that you give to us.. your Brother in Christ, Bill
    Thank you & God bless you for the praise that you give to Him and the inspiration that you give to us..
    your Brother in Christ, Bill






  • James M. Reska

    James M. Reska First Orlando

    Lori Jean, It is always a pleasure to hear your worship expressed through your music with such passion. Thank you,
    Lori Jean,
    It is always a pleasure to hear your worship expressed through your music with such passion.
    Thank you,
  • Ida Thomas

    Ida Thomas Orlando

    Lori Jean, As always you blessed my heart yesterday at FBCCF Legacy Service. Thank God for sparing your life from what could have been a horrible situation and allowing you to recognized His purpose and plan for your life. It was a blessing to hear your testimony leading to crescendo. Looking forward to that CD......Love you! In His name Ms. Ida chaney47@bellsouth.net
    Lori Jean, As always you blessed my heart yesterday at FBCCF Legacy Service. Thank God for sparing your life from what could have been a horrible situation and allowing you to recognized His purpose and plan for your life. It was a blessing to hear your testimony leading to crescendo. Looking forward to that CD......Love you!
    In His name
    Ms. Ida
    chaney47@bellsouth.net