Good Day Alabama for March 27, 2014

Good Day Alabama for March 27, 2014

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for March 27, 2014:

ALIEN IN MY POCKET - From the Emmy and Peabody Award Winning reality show Design Squad and Design Squad Nation comes a new series by Nate Ball. "Alien in My Pocket" is an exciting new chapter book series, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment in the back of every book.  Every book in the Alien in My Pocket series mixes Common Core–aligned science and safe, hands-on experiments with hilarious stories that young readers will love. BLAST OFF! and THE SCIENCE UNFAIR are the first two books in a six book series. For more information, visit http://www.alieninmypocket.com/.

IDOL CHAT - Mike and Sarah talked with Dollar Bill from 102.5 The Bull about last night's performances on American Idol.

OUR HOUSE - In Our House today, Meredith Jones joined us to discuss your desk - materials and how to pick the right one. She explained that the most popular decking types are pressure-treated lumber, synthetic decking, cypress and cedar. She says when working on your deck you should consider if it is near a pool or water, how much sun exposure will it get, and what will it be used for the most. For more information, visit www.joneswarren.com.
Decks – different types of wood and what materials to use

PET OF THE WEEK - Hailey Rogers with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Tula. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call (205) 942-1211 or visit gbhs.org.

MICHAEL W. SMITH
- Just in time for the Easter season, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and Michael W. Smith announce the release of Hymns, Smith's newest album, which will be available on March 24 exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The digital album will also be available for purchase at select digital retailers. This is the first time in his legendary career that Smith has recorded an album of traditional hymns, including many that he sang in church when he was young. The album contains 15 songs and will sell for $11.99. "I first heard many of these hymns when I attended First Baptist Church in Kenova, West Virginia with my Mom, Dad, and sister Kimberly," said Smith. "The message of the songs combined with the timeless music helped build the foundation of my Christian beliefs. I have always wanted to record an album of hymns, and am thankful that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® wanted to share it with their guests."  Some of the songs on Hymns include:

•    "The Old Rugged Cross" (written by George Bennard)
•    "How Great Thou Art" (written by Stuart K. Hine)
•    "Near the Cross" (written by Fanny Crosby)
•    "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" (written by Joseph M Scriven)
•    "God of Our Fathers" (written by Daniel C. Roberts)
•    "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" (written by Peter C. Lutkin)

The album features timeless Christian classics, with songs ranging in creation date from 1708 ("When I Survey the Wondrous Cross") to 1989 ("Wonderful, Merciful Savior"). The remaining thirteen songs were written between 1840 and 1953.  Smith is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold more than 15 million albums, achieved 28 No. 1 songs, earned three GRAMMY Awards, one American Music Award, and more than 40 Dove Awards. Throughout his career, the Contemporary Christian artist has had the opportunity to sing for Presidents and national leaders, and counts among his friends the Reverend Billy Graham and his son, Franklin Graham. He actively supports the teen club Rocketown, Compassion International, and Samaritan's Purse, the ministry headed by Franklin Graham. Michael and his wife Debbie live in Middle Tennessee, where they raised their five children.  For more information, visit www.michaelwsmith.com.

JEH JEH LIVE - The Center Point Basketball Booster Club will be hosting its Golf Tournament  on March 29th at Don Hawkins Golf Course (8920 Roebuck Blvd, 35206). Awards and prizes will be presented following the golf tournament. All proceeds will benefit our Basketball Boys & Girls Varsity, Jr Varsity, and freshman basketball teams.  For more information, call (205) 966-3669.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, the Barons take on the Chicago White Sox to get us ready for baseball season this weekend!  We check in with them to find out what to expect from the special game! Actor Joe Manganiello joins us with the scoop on his newest movie - Sabotage - where he stars alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. Comedian Bobby Slayton joins us with a few laughs to kick off our weekend! One contestant heads home on American Idol tonight. We catch up with that person for some reaction! Mickey's friends from the Birmingham Zoo drop by and we bring you the latest business headlines. Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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