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Anchor is a musical declaration of joy, love, and the things that matter most in life. Celebrate with the title track "Anchor," "All About Your Heart," and more!
About the Author
Since childhood, Mindy Gledhill has seen the world through curious, determined eyes. The eclectic entourage of musical influences surrounding her only fed her free spirit. Raised on the north coast of California, Mindy recalls her grade school music hours with Mr. Lindsay, and the marimba, drums, and flute she played in the school band. She was surrounded by the music of Native American pow-wows and blue grass bands, the Jewish fiddle of her fourth-grade teacher, and her mom singing the classics from the 20s and 30s—even lullabies from her older sister at bedtime. These are the memories Mindy claims to be the essence of the music she creates.
Mindy and her family moved to Spain when she was 13. This is where she first began to sing and perform. It also offered the introduction to yet another musical influence.‘Oh, the impact of Spanish music!’ Mindy says. ‘Spaniards are not timid singers. They praise God when they sing and I’ve always wanted to adopt that passion.‘
Passion is exactly what drives Mindy’s life. After returning from Spain, she realized she wanted to be serious about music. She dedicated herself to voice lessons and auditioned for every performing opportunity. She always made it to call backs and final heats – but never quite got the part. However, coming so close every time only fed the fire inside.
‘A persistent force continued to draw me towards music.’ Mindy says. ‘I learned that my free little spirit had to come down from the clouds for a while and be disciplined in order to handle the competition.’
Mindy had her first breakthrough when she was accepted into Brigham Young University’s School of Music, something she calls ‘a miracle.’
In September 2002, acclaimed producer and composer Kenneth Cope heard Mindy at a songwriter’s workshop. Impressed by the depth of her songwriting and the emotion in her voice, Kenneth offered to produce Mindy’s first album and immediately began to mentor her. Mindy has toured with both Kenneth and Jenny Phillips and is now signed as a label artist with Lumen Records, a division of Excel Entertainment Group.
She is currently a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, where she lives with her husband, Ryan, and their two sons.
Just Makes Me Smile
by DeAnn - reviewed on August 25, 2010
It's been awhile since I have come across a new musical artist that "wows" me. I listened to this expecting it to be nice -- but it "wowed" me. What a fun surprise. Her voice is is hauntingly-whimsically-happy! It just makes me smile and want to buy a really cute umbrella and dance in the rain.
One of the best CD's I've listened to in a long time
by Wendi - reviewed on August 12, 2010
I didn't want to miss an opportunity to rave about this CD. My husband and I attended her recent CD launch concert and that was a lot of fun. And I think this CD is absolutely brilliant. I love the bouncy tunes the best, but the slower ones are great too. And her lyrics are very well written. I recommend this CD without reservation-- it is one of the best CD's I've listened to in a long time. :)
worth every penny!
by jody - reviewed on December 08, 2010
First of all, Mindy's voice has always been exceptional. On this album it is clear that she has truly magnified this talent- her voice/sound is so beautiful and unlike anything I have heard. The songs are touching- some are about relationships with (in my opinion) your spouse- your anchor- and my fav. is the one about life being like an hourglass- she sings to her child- when you're reaching for the stars-don't forget who you are...don't grow up to fast...if you have children...this will remind you how blessed you are.
by dan - reviewed on June 29, 2011
Our entire family loves this cd! Boys and girls, teens, pre-teens, and primary age, and of course, the adults! Every song is fabulous. Well done Mindy Gledhill.
I Love This Music!
by Customer - reviewed on September 07, 2010
I Love Mindy Gledhill, she is always keeping the music fresh and new. It is a really great CD.
Can I give this CD 10 stars?
by Jenny - reviewed on October 06, 2010
Here's the understatement of the year: Anchor, by Mindy Gledhill is an awesome CD and every home should own one (or six). The whole family will adore it and sing along (FHE last week was going to get $1 milkshakes while singing along with Mindy on the radio; a memory we'll hold onto forever. Even big, tough Dad was belting it out!) Snatch up this CD as soon as you possibly can!
Absolutely 5 stars!
by Edit - reviewed on September 27, 2010
This CD is wonderful! Makes me laugh, dance, cry and put me in a very good mood too! Definitely 5 stars we need more of this kind of CDs.I showed my daughter and she was also hooked on it. My little 2 years old granddaughter started to dance immediately when I had her listening this CD. Cute lyrics and music.
by Customer - reviewed on October 28, 2011
This has been my favorite CD for the past year. My kids and I will often sing along with it in the car. The songs are bubbly and fun and make me feel happy.
by Lena - reviewed on December 31, 2010
My husband and I both love this CD. Mindy Gledhill is always unique..in this album it is playful and again I love it!