WALKER -- Award-winning songwriter and recording artist Scott Krippayne will present a concert at 7 p.m. May 5 at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School in Walker.
Krippayne has penned a string of chart-topping singles recorded by artists such as Point of Grace, Avalon, Rebecca St. James and Sandi Patty. His most recent recording on the Spring Hill label titled, "All of Me," includes an upbeat tune about self-acceptance called "I'm Not Cool."
The easy-going Seattle native admits there have been times when he was growing up that he didn't feel like he fit in. "Almost everybody goes through that at some point in their life," Krippayne said. "But I've come to realize it would be foolish for me to try to color my hair or dress up in some trendy clothes. That might work for somebody else, but it wouldn't be me. I may not be the cool guy, but that's OK because I know God loves me the way I am."
Drawing on that theme, "All of Me" is a collection of what Krippayne calls snapshots of his current spiritual and emotional journeys.
If you go
Who: Scott Krippayne
Where: Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School, Walker
When: 7 p.m. May 5
Cost: $7, adults; free, 18 and under at Living Water downtown office center, Walker, or call (218) 547-1919
Krippayne's appearance in Walker will be his third.
"I strive to write honestly about my life," Krippayne said. "If I can do that, then hopefully that will find its way into somebody else's heart and will make difference."
Pegtop from Minneapolis will open the Krippayne concert. Also, Paul Nye of Walker will perform a song about friendship titled, "The Scotts I Know." The song is based in part on the impact Krippayne (and a lot of other guys named "Scott") has left on his life.
Tickets to the concert are $7 for adults and free for those 18 and under. They are available at Living Water downtown office center in Walker. Call (218) 547-1919 for tickets or more information.
For a sample of Krippayne's music, visit www.scottkrippayne.com
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