Making an Album, Part Three


Another list:

1. Started at 10 AM with Raisin Bran.

2. Dove in with “Dancing in the Minefields”, a song about marriage. I wrote it after an argument with my wife a few weeks ago. (Don’t tell anybody, but sometimes married people who are Christians and love each other dearly get in arguments–I can’t even remember what it was about now, but I got a song out of the deal.)

3. Ate a magnificent sandwich for lunch, then played Burn with the fellas. Current game score: Todd (2), Gully (1), Gabe (1), Ben (2), AP (1).

4. Worked on “Minefields” until dinner, then came back and finished it a little after 11:30 PM. Whew.

It’s a new day. We’re getting a ton of work done, and are now hard at work on “God of My Fathers”. Ben’s finishing up his accordion part right now, so I have to go. Thanks for reading.


Andrew Peterson is a singer-songwriter and author. Andrew has released more than ten records over the past twenty years, earning him a reputation for songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. As an author, Andrewโ€™s books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga, released in collectible hardcover editions through Random House in 2020, and his creative memoir, Adorning the Dark, released in 2019 through B&H Publishing.


  1. JJ

    I love the sample of Dancing in the Minefields. I’m singing it in my head already. Thanks for sharing the recording experience with us. I feel like an insider. Did I pay for this kind of access and just not realize it? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Chris Yokel

    That sounds pretty darn good for just having been recorded. Can’t wait to hear the whole album!

  3. Jaclyn

    So when I read #1 of the list I initially thought, “RAISIN Bran? That’s clever… what a great song!” …yeah.

    Beautiful work so far. Thanks for the sneak preview.

  4. Yvan Rey

    To Jaclyn : Instead of “God of My Fathers”, I first read “God of My Feathers”. Maybe something relating to “Big Bird” (Sesame Street) ? That says how crazy (or weird) I am (but there’s nothing wrong with you, don’t worry, and please don’t feel hurt).

    To Andrew and the guys : Thanks for the inside look. It looks like you have fun, but then it’s easy to forget the hours in between spent recording. Glad you remind us of them.

  5. Jessie Rae

    Thanks for letting us see how much fun you guys are having! I’m super excited for this new album! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Tony Heringer

    I see Gully is just going to be the comic relief in these clips.

    “More on…” – that phrase doesn’t slip past too many Heringers either. Another reason to like Shive.

    Thanks again for letting us in on the process.

  7. Ryan Wingo

    Thanks for the updates! I can’t wait to hear what you guys come up with out there. So looking forward to it! I was up there at eaglemont with J. Mays 4 years ago. That’s one weird studio with the “tuneable walls” this is Wingo, “friends with Click” that leads worship at Bellevue in Memphis.

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