One listen to Michael Armstrong's debut album 'Loved' (Pine Mountain Music) and you'll understand why this release has made it's way into the charts and hearts of Christian music fans everywhere. Michael drives his grassroots faith home in this first album with compelling lyrics, fresh arrangements, and rich sonic texture. Michael reveals a sensitivity unusual in today's Christian music scene. The title of this album rightly is named 'Loved' because it's whole purpose is to bring focus and honor to God alone. Loved intends to bring it's listener to heartfelt praise, and perhaps relent the sometimes cold heart that can callus one's life and faith. As one sits back for a listen, Michael's sensitive lyrics and comforting music overwhelm with both peace and joy. Loved, colorful in it's imagery and honest to it's core, cracks open it's first page and brings one back to the days of 'connect-the-dots' where the crayon™ brought life to paper, but where God really shows how to play; with stars hung up in the sky to form the big dipper. Song after song, picture after picture, draw ever so close the listener to display this artist's craft in inspirational song writing and his true desire to honor his Creator. Many of the songs speak of God's grace, emphasizing a believers true longing to reach beyond this life, to a real home in heaven, finally in God's presence. Loved is a journey. A journey with Jesus and His love; and it's a theme that runs throughout the 'Loved' CD. Certainly it is a vigorous proclamation of Christ and a welcomed title among Christian music's rising stars. Here's a sampling of what's been said about Loved so far... Reviewer Name: Steve Buege (Bassist for Heidiboxer) Congratulations, Pic! This is the album I've been waiting for.... several years in the making! I know it means a lot to you to be done, but it also means a lot to me. Your music and the life you live through it has been inspirational and faith building to me and my life to say the least! It's a BOMB!! Reviewer Name: Roxanne C. I love the CD! Mike is a true worshipper of God. I love to hear Mike play live; but now, I can put him on any time I want. :-) I really really like this CD! Reviewer Name: Sandy S. I got the CD yesterday in the mail!!! LOVED IT!!!!! You sound like Michael W. Smith for GOSH SAKE!!! How cool is that? I loved 'This Heart Of Mine'. Really liked that one. Wow. Great work Mike!!!