|Genres:||Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||christian contemporary christian pop worship gospel|
Orange County, California, USA. Singer-songwriter Bob Carlisle made his most significant impact in the music industry when a song he had written for his daughters 16th birthday, Butterfly Kisses, became a hit on mainstream US radio. By this time he was already an established veteran of the contemporary Christian market. Butterfly Kisses was so popular that within weeks of release, it was the subject of competing country cover versions by two other artists. As a result, the album that housed it, Shades Of Grace, also became a hit, and was repackaged and retitled as Butterfly Kisses (Shades Of Grace). Carlisle was apparently numbed by this reversal in his fortunes, especially after the album rose to number 2 in the charts. Carlisle (and co-writer Randy Thomas) also received Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association for the song. However, although the song and the artist appeared to have arrived from nowhere, Carlisle had...