Derek Webb Ctrl Giveaway

Ctrl Derek WebbNote: This Giveaway has ended, but make sure you subscribe to the blog as I frequently give away books and other gifts to readers.


A few years ago, I wrote A Letter to Christian Songwriters. In it, I asked songwriters to stop singing the “Happy, Happy, Happy All the Time” and “Jesus is My Boyfriend” songs. The first type of songs are simply not true to reality, and the second type of songs creep me out. I often find a lot more honesty about life in the music of secular artists (like P!nk or Shinedown or Nickelback  or Linkin Park or Natalie Imbruglia).

There are, however, a few notable exceptions among Christian artists. One of them is Derek Webb. Read on to find out how you win a free copy of his newest album: Ctrl. He has offered to give away three free CDs to the readers of this blog, so read on to find out how to enter.

If you unfamiliar with Derek Webb, go listen to three of the songs off his album here or watch this video:

Derek has had six #1 Christian radio hits and has won 3 Dove Awards. Like Jeff Buckley and Grant Lee Buffalo, Derek’s voice has a very heart-felt tone with a rough edge.

On Ctrl, Webb tells the tale of an unnamed character that melts the lines of physical and virtual realities until it’s hard to tell man from machine.

Here’s how Webb explains it:

It’s an album about one man’s desire for something he cannot have because it isn’t real, the journey he goes on pursuing it, and the costs of that journey. But essentially, ‘Ctrl’ is both personal autopsy and cultural observation about how we use technology to try and control our lives, and my concern that it could ultimately have more control of us.

So how do you enter to win a free copy of one of Derek Webb’s newest album : Ctrl?

There are two ways to enter:

Note: This Giveaway has ended, but make sure you subscribe to the blog as I frequently give away books and other gifts to readers.

Leave a Comment

First, leave a comment below and answer these two questions:

  1. Have you heard of Derek Webb before, and if so, what is your favorite song by him?
  2. Other than Derek Webb, what are some of your favorite bands/artists (Christian AND secular)?

When you leave a comment, either make sure you use a free Disqus account, or leave a link to a website, Twitter, or Facebook page so I can find you if you win.

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Second, using the “Tweet” button at the top or bottom of post, let others know about the Derek Webb Giveaway on this blog. So that I can find your Tweet and enter you in the contest, make sure you use this hashtag: #derekwebbctrl

The drawing will be held on December 5, so get your comments and Tweets in now!

Note: This Giveaway has ended, but make sure you subscribe to the blog as I frequently give away books and other gifts to readers.

And of course, if you end up not wining a CD, you can always get Ctrl from Apple iTunes.



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