Top 14 Andrew Peterson Songs, Pt.2 - Episode #295

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Andrew Peterson joins us as we conclude the countdown of the 14 best songs by our guest of honor, as voted on by the Under The Radar listeners.

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14 Best Songs by Andrew Peterson

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14 Best Songs by Andrew Peterson

My re-discovery of Andrew Peterson's music in 2007 was a major factor in the creation of Under The Radar in 2008.  He has been a core artist of our's from the get-go, and over …

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This is the first time we have done episodes like this. Hundreds of UTR listeners cast their votes on their favorite Andrew Peterson songs, and we after tallying the votes came up with this Top 14 list. I conducted this interview with Andrew at Emmaus Bible College in Iowa prior to a concert. I revealed the countdown during the interview, so we got his knee-jerk immediate reaction, which was …

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