“Music Monday” David Meece shares about his alcoholic abusive father

David Meece shares about his alcoholic abusive father

Uploaded on Aug 19, 2010

Recording Artist David Meece shares his testimony about his abusive father and how he walked down the road of forgiveness

“We were the reason” David Meece

Uploaded on Sep 16, 2009

The gospel to music is what this famous song is written and recorded by so many Christian artists is still today a blessing whenever it is heard. http://www.DavidMeece.com

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David meece – Forgiven

This is from his website:

DAVID MEECE
Much of David Meece’s musical success can be credited to his widespread appeal. His fans still range from pre-teens to retirees, with musical tastes that vary from classical to pop.  His ability to connect with a broad public is rooted in his childhood: Growing up in the small town of Humble, Texas, David distinguished himself as a child prodigy and began touring as a concert pianist at the age of ten.  By fourteen, he performed the Mozart Piano Concerto in F Major with the Houston Chamber Orchestra.  He won a nationwide talent show at the age of fifteen and toured England, Germany, France, Switzerland and Holland.  When he was sixteen, he was the featured soloist with the Houston Symphony, performing the difficult Khachaturian Piano Concerto, 45 minutes in length under the direction of renowned conductor, Andre Previn.

David received a full scholarship to study at the famous Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland.  It was there that he fully surrendered his life to Christ.  He found his goals changing from his intended career as a classical pianist as he began to pen songs of his relationship with the Lord and sing them.

Immediately upon graduating from the Peabody Conservatory, he became a worship/youth pastor.  In 1976, he married his college sweetheart, Debbie Pearce, a viola major. That same year, he was discovered by the executives of Word Records and his first album, self-titled, “David” was released on the Myrrh label.  He went on to record a dozen more of his own collections of original songs and contributed his gifted works of inspiration to many other projects. Over 30 of his compositions have reached the top of the charts, some titles sharing the #1 place simultaneously in more than one genre.  Favorites such as his signature song, “We Are the Reason” have been recorded by well over 200 other artists and sung in several languages.

His songs caught on internationally and so did his travels as he became a favorite in Australia, Canada, throughout Asia, Europe and South Africa. He was called upon to guesDavid Meece AGMF_6.jpgt in Billy Graham Crusades among other outreaches and television broadcasts. He has participated in festivals that introduced Contemporary Christian Music to the masses.  Though memories of many are of his packed out stadium concerts with his band, he has truly enjoyed the opportunity to endear himself with just a piano to the smaller congregations tucked away here and there.

Life has not always been easy for the gifted artist.  David grew up in a house dominated by an abusive, alcoholic father, crippling his self worth and confidence. In 1986, at the height of his career, his father passed away, bringing deep unresolved hurts to the surface. He was in the middle of a 70 City Tour entitled, “Seventy Times Seven,” when he received a phone call from his brother telling him of his father’s death.  After the funeral, he resumed his tour.  While standing up in front of thousands each night, singing about forgiveness, he found himself in desperate need of forgiving his own dad. Because of David’s courage to transparently share his powerful testimony of this process, countless individuals have been brought to a place of healing in their own lives!

David was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame and received the 2009 Visionary Award for the Inspirational Male Soloist category. His life continues to impact millions worldwide and his passion for excellence in the field of Contemporary Christian Music will leave a powerful legacy for generations to come.

Here is some info on David Meece from Wikipedia:

David Meece

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David Meece
Born May 26, 1952 (age 60)
Origin Humble, Texas
Genres Gospel music, Inspirational
Occupations Christian music singer, songwriter
Instruments Keyboards, Piano
Years active 1980–present

David Meece (born May 26, 1952) is a Contemporary Christian musician who enjoyed success in the mid 80s throughout the early 2000s with more than 30 Top 10 hits (several reaching #1).

Growing up in Humble, Texas, with an abusive, alcoholic father, David found solace in playing the piano. By his mid-teens he was touring in Europe and the USA. He went on to study music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he met his wife, Debbie, who plays the viola. David and his wife currently live in Franklin, Tennessee.[1]

David worked with Canadian songwriter/producer and Juno Award winner Gino Vanelli for his albums Chronology and Candle In The Rain. Meece is perhaps best known for his songs “We Are The Reason” (which has been recorded by well over 200 other artists and sung in several languages according to Meece’s website),[2] “One Small Child”[3] and “Seventy-Times-Seven”.[4]

Meece was called upon to guest appear in Billy Graham Crusades, among other outreach groups and television broadcasts. He was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame on June 14, 2008 [5] and received the 2009 Visionary Award for the Inspirational Male Soloist category.[6]In November 2012, Meece was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for his body of work by the Artists Music Guild.[1]

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Possibly due to his conservatory training, David uses pieces of classical piano works as intros or settings for some of his songs. For example, in the song “This Time” from the album Learning to Trust, the opening section of the song (as well as the bridge and ending tag) is from Frédéric Chopin‘s “Revolutionary Etude” (Op. 10, No. 12) in C minor. The introductory melody for “You Can Go”, from the album 7, is taken from the Two-Part Invention No. 13 in A Minor (BWV 784) by Johann Sebastian Bach. (Because of the prevalent use of synthesizers, “You Can Go” is sometimes incorrectly connected to an advertisement in the early 1980s for Commodore 64 which used the Bach Invention played by a synthesizer.) Also, “Falling Down” from Count the Cost is based on a sonata by Mozart.

In 2012 Meece co-wrote the piece Hands of Hope with fellow performers, David L Cook and Bruce Carroll. The song was a current day remake of “We Are the World” which featured many famous voices from the music industry. The song was recorded by the Charlotte Civic Orchestra and featured the voices of: Babbie Mason, Christy Sutherland, David L Cook, Caroline Keller, Fantasia Barrino, Gayla Earlene, Joshua Cobb, Paul Zeaman and many of the former PTL Singers from the Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker show. The song went number one on the charts and remained there for two weeks.[3] The song was used as the theme song for Turning Point Centers for Domestic Violence.[4] On May 5, 2012 NATAS announced that the song Hands of Hope garnered Meece, Cook and Carroll the Emmy nomination for best Arrangement/Composer of a television theme song.[5]

[edit] References

  1. ^ Meece, David. “Meece receives 2012 AMG Lifetime Achievement Award”. Artists Music Guild. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  2. ^ Meece, David. “Hands of Hope”. Charles Brady. SoGospel Network. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  3. ^ Meece, David. “Hands of Hope Charts”. Charles Brady. Radio Active Airplay. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  4. ^ Meece, David. “Hands of Hope”. Charles Brady. Radio Active Airplay. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  5. ^ Meece, David. “Cook, Carroll and Meece garner Emmy Nomination”. Canyouhearmenow. NATAS. Retrieved 10 May 2012.

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