Point of Grace's Denise Jones talks about the group's musical evolution

by Carla Hinton Published: October 5, 2013
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DENISE JONES OF POINT OF GRACE TALKS ABOUT THE GROUP'S MUSIC

Q: Can you talk about your recent Dove Award nomination for “Best Country Album of the Year”? Were you excited or surprised that your album “A Thousand Little Things” received a nomination in the country album category?

A: You never get tired of being recognized for something you've done. You've put your blood and your sweat and your tears in. We've been together over 20 years now, and to have a career and even be mentioned in such a list is still amazing to me that we get that opportunity.

Our music has transformed a little bit due to the fact that when Heather retired with her babies, taking four singers to three, there's just a different sound. I think just kind of where we are personally, that more country Americana kind of sound is just more natural to us. We're not going to do dances anymore (laughing).

We're at that age where we want to think about life, and there are such storytellers in country music. We have a story to tell. I mean, we are 44. When we first started we were 20! We've come a long way. All of that experience that we've had over the last 20 years takes shape in our music.

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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