Keizer couple releases Christmas album

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Liz and Nate Dunn decided in March that they were going to record and release a Christmas album, but it led to serious discussion with their kids, Ingrid, Gretchen and Jonathan, during the summer months. “We sat down with them and explained what we were going to do, why we were going to do it and why we needed them to be on board with it. We told them it was something we felt called to do, and we wanted to show them that you can make art but it’s going to take everything you have and then some,” said Nate. There was also another lesson they wanted the trio to learn. “That fame can’t be the goal,” said Liz. On Sunday, Dec. 4, the Keizer couple, as the band Melody & Truth, held a release party for the album Merry Christmas at their church, Salem First Baptist. It was the apex of what had been a long journey that roped in numerous friends and relations along the way. “There’s a sense of relief. The first 80 percent is fun, but you get to the last 20 percent and you feel like you’re never going to be finished,” Nate said. “It’s hard to comprehend the amount of discouragement you feel in a project like this.” The album contains 11 holiday-themed tracks and...

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