Everything I Hoped You'd Be
Label: Brandon Ebel Company (BEC)
We first fell in love with this Southern boy's "aw-shucks" charm, but Bebo Norman has grown up a lot since his 1999 debut. Now a married father of two, his music reflects that life change. His seventh studio project, Ocean, tells the story of navigating the choppy waters of adulthood, while still managing to stay afloat. Topics range from getting real and empty nests to love and insecurity, with Norman juggling faith and fear through it all. Co-produced by Bebo and Jason Ingram, Ocean is full of poetic, folk-rock gems, but don't miss the Brandon Heath collaboration "Here Goes."