Thank you for joining us on another edition of SGN Scoops’ Fast Five. Today, we talk with soloist, Carol Barham. Carol is a Christian Country singer, songwriter from Vernon, Alabama who records on the M.A.C. Records label. A pastor’s wife and grandmother, Carol has a passion for ministering to hurting people with her God given talent of songwriting and performing. Her message to others is that God loves them and will save, heal and deliver.
Let’s get to know Carol a little better as she answers SGN Scoops’ Fast Five questions.
SGN: Tell us about Carol Barham and what we can expect when we come to your concert or ministry/worship service?
Carol: I was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and grew up with two brothers, playing guitar and singing Country music. Music has always been a part of my life and I am thankful for the God-given gift of songwriting. All of my songs are originals and recording them is a dream come true.
My partnership with M.A.C. Records is definitely not an accident. Dennis McKay of M.A.C. Records and I had known each other for several years but lost contact until one day our paths crossed and my dream began to unfold. I knew this was no accident but God had placed Dennis and me in the right place at the right time.
I was one of the first artists to join M.A.C. Records and soon after released my first project, America Come Back, as well as my first single by the same name which was well received. Since then, I have released my second project, God’s Gonna Do Great Things, with M.A.C. Records. From this project, the song “You’re My Mama,” was released to radio through Double E Promotions and charted in both Cash Box Christian Country and Christian Voice Country Gospel.
Ministry has been a part of my life for a long time. My husband Paul and I have pastored Fountain of Life Church in Vernon, Alabama for several years. In addition to pastoring a church, I enjoy traveling and ministering through word and song at conferences and meetings. I have been involved in a number of events such as Gospel Music Fan Fair, Victory Voyage, ICGMA, and M.A.C. Night of Worship. Last year I had the privilege of singing at John Lanier’s 25 Year Celebration for his ministry. It was a very memorable opportunity and I am thankful to God for opening that door. This year I am adding two new events and look forward to being a part of both Christian Country Expo and Creekside Gospel Music Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN.
When you come to one of my concerts or ministry events, you can expect God’s presence and His anointing to touch and minister to your life. My songs are originals and they resonate with both the saved and the lost. They will always lift up Jesus and bring glory to God. My testimony is one about God’s love and His amazing grace to save, heal, and deliver no matter where you are in life. There’s no doubt that I believe in miracles from God because He raised my daughter up from total kidney, liver, and lung failure. She is healed and God has blessed her with a wonderful family and children (my grandchildren).
My message to others is this: I believe dreams come true when you are faithful to God. Keep believing and never give up. God is bigger than your lost opportunities.
SGN: Tell us about your current radio single and how you are seeing God use it?
Carol: I am so excited about my new radio single that was just released in January. It is called “Reach Out For The Life Line.” It was recorded and produced by Dennis McKay with M.A.C. Records and released to radio by Double E Promotions (Comp #188).
This song will resonate with everyone that has struggled with any kind of addictions or the person that has been the best that they can be, but they were lost without God. It tells a story of someone very close and special to me traveling down the wrong road of destruction and getting to a place of total despair and hopelessness when they hear a voice telling them, “Child, reach out for the life line. I’ve come to save your soul today.” I am expecting this song to bless many people across the country as they hear it on radio or in my live performances. People have been saved through the song and I am expecting more to give their life to Christ. I hope people will call their local radio stations and request, “Reach Out For The Life Line.”
SGN: When you are out on the road, what is your favorite place to eat?
Carol: I have a few favorites depending on where I may be traveling. Johnny Rockets is such a cool, fun place with the old tunes playing in the background. Jason’s Deli has great soups, subs, and a full salad bar. Yummy! Then there is Waffle House. It is always an all-around good place with friends especially late at night after a concert. They have plenty of good coffee!
SGN: You write your own songs, so tell us about your songwriting process.
Carol: I am so thankful to God for the gift of songwriting. My songs come from real life experiences, family crisis, a friend’s pain, or a preacher’s message. Most of my songs originate from spending time in prayer and praise to God, which is a must as part of my songwriting process. It’s just who I am. The Holy Spirit is definitely the one that helps me pen the words and music. Without Him there would be no song. My song, “You’re My Mama,” is a true story of my childhood with my Mama and how I felt as I grew older and recognized the sacrifices she made for me.
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Thanks so much to Carol for her graciousness in answering our SGN Scoops’ Fast Five questions. We have enjoyed this look at Carol’s music and her heart, and we know our readers have as well. We encourage you to find out more about Carol, see her on tour at Creekside or CCX and listen to her music. You will be blessed.
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