Aleah Ingram from LDS Daily recently wrote an article about Stone Angel Music, an independent record label created by world-renowned pianist Paul Cardall that has gained global recognition for its inspiring music. She informs us that Paul Cardall started Stone Angel Music to enable other talented artists to share their uplifting music with a wider audience as well as to provide “music listeners can use as a tool to produce an environment of peace, love, harmony, hope, and healing.”
Cardall’s record label has helped many wonderful artists come to fame, including Jason Lyle Black (a.k.a. “The Backwards Piano Man“) who has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Steven Sharp Nelson who is now the cellist for The Piano Guys. Other Stone Angel Music artists listed on their site include Ryan Stewart, Shane Mickelsen with his recent release, Classical Hymns, Ryan Tilby, Jake White, and Camille Nelson. While these musicians’ specialties are quite diverse, each of them shares a common goal: to inspire and uplift as many people as possible through their music. They feel that their music creates an opportunity for people to feel the Spirit of God and thereby find greater peace and joy in their lives. Stone Angel Music is available on free radio sites such as Pandora and Spotify.
Aleah also mentioned in the LDS Daily article, “Stone Angel Music recordings have been heard by more than 1.5 billion people.” The article includes a stirring story about a boy in Baghdad who lost his home because of war. LDS Daily shares, “The young man was facing suicidal thoughts and depression … Still, he had access to a radio and heard Cardall’s song, ‘Life and death.'” The boy recounted,”I was suicidal and God stopped me when I heard his voice in that song.” This is just one small example of the impact that Stone Angel Music has had on people around the world. Below is a music video for the song, “Life and Death” (also shared in LDS Daily’s article).