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Thanksgiving - What Christian Artists are Most Thankful For in 2012

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Thanksgiving is the time of the year that we join together with family and friends and give thanks for the blessings we have received through the year. Christian and Gospel artists share their thoughts on being thankful at Thanksgiving and talk about what they're most thankful for in 2012.

Ben McDonald from Sidewalk Prophets

Sidewalk Prophets
Word

Co-founder/co-writer/rhythm guitarist Ben McDonald has seemed like he was living a fairy tale "overnight success" story since the band's debut release hit in 2009. The behind the scenes view is a little different though. To get to were the band has gotten has taken a lot of hard work and sacrifice. Ten years of ministry on the road has not been easy, but for the members of Sidewalk Prophets, they all agree that it has been worth it. Ben shared his Thanksgiving thoughts ...

Q - What are you thankful for the most this year?

A - I'm really thankful to have a loving family and to be doing what I love.

Q - What are you looking forward to on the Thanksgiving table the most?

A - I am looking forward to the conversation around the table more than the food on the table.

Dara Maclean

Dara Maclean
Fervent Records

Dara Maclean, who is currently on the road with one of the biggest annual tours in Christian music, Winter Jam, has become more beloved by fans since her debut album hit last year. She shared her Thanksgiving thoughts ...

Q - What are you thankful for the most this year?

A - The fact that I get the honor to do what I love and even sweeter, I get to come home to a family that is there, that loves me so well and supports me in every way.

Q - What are you looking forward to on the Thanksgiving table the most?

A - My family and I do an Italian style Thanksgiving that is more our tradition, in addition to sometimes the traditional meal, so we mix it up. However, I still can't wait for good ole' green bean casserole and some pumpkin pie. Some things will never change.

Francesca Battistelli

Francesca Battistelli
Word

On the career front, Francesca Battistelli has had a good year in 2012. Two Dove Awards nominations and her first Christmas album releasing to critical acclaim. On the home front, she and her husband Matthew welcomed a daughter to the family this past July. She's got a lot to be thankful for. She shared her Thanksgiving thoughts ...

Q - What are you thankful for the most this year?

A - My amazing husband and precious kids.

Q - What are you looking forward to on the Thanksgiving table the most?

A - My mom's cranberry sauce. It's incredible.

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