A Date with Shane Barnard & Bethany Dillon

A few weeks ago I was on facebook & noticed an ad for a free concert, which I’m usually up for, if the talent’s there. I click, & see that it’s Shane Barnard, of one of my fave musician groups, Shane & Shane, along with his wife (since 3/’08) singer/song writer, Bethany Dillon.

beth-dillon-&-shane-barnard

We get a sitter, drive about 30 mi.s, & walk into the cafeteria of a middle school where a church (ecclesiaaustin) meets. Apparently, they’re friends of the pastor, so just decided to do a special night of music there, for free. CAN’T beat that. There wasn’t even a “love offering” taken for traveling expenses, & a smelly Shane B barely made three flights to get there on time.

They weren’t prepared – never had time to rehearse – but still sounded super together… told funny stories, exchanged flirty glances & must’ve said the word “awkward” 6 times. It was aaawe, cute!

Their 1st set included combined originals like Yearn, Vision of You, Let Your Light Shine, & When You Love Someone (which she wrote about him). They tried to take requests, but that didn’t turn out so well, forgetting lyrics & all. It was so funny.

Part II of the concert was a worship set, which my husb. was able to get a pretty good recording of, w/his iphone. 1st row seats has its advantages! I was in tears. God was there. Afterward, I stuck around for a minute & met Shane. We talked for a few. He told me the new (S&S) album will come out early Novem. so I’ll be all over that. I already know three new songs from it now!

The 1st newby is, Turn Down the Music…written about one of my favorite passages of scripture, Matthew 25: 34-43 – choosing to hear & see the hurting all around us, & when we feel helpless on their behalf, just continue to worship the Lord. Below, you can watch S&S workin’ out another new one i just love, with chords/ lyrics to ponder; it’s called, “Everything’s Different”.

I was so happy to sit 1st row w/my sweet love, Ricky, at such an intimate venue…to listen to really great talent from a couple in love with each other & with their God. All the glory was HIS. You don’t get that kind of date night often.

Everything Is Different
Shane and Shane 
Copyright 2009 

Key: A (Capo 3) 

A2 – 002200 
E/G# – 402100 
F#m – 202200 
E – 022100 
D2 – 200230 


(Riff A x2) 
(Riff D x2) 

(Riff A x2) 
Who am I to know your glory 
(Riff D x2) 
Who am I to recognize your voice (calling out) 
(Riff A x2) 
How could I be in your story 
(Riff D x2) 
God who was and is and is to come (who has won) 


I was dead in my sin 
D2 
You came in, yeah 

A2 E/G# 
You made a way when there was no way 
F#m 
You covered heaviness with garments of praise 
E F#m E/G# 
You wrote a song and you’re singing it o – ver me 
A2 E/G# 
I feel a dead heart beating now 
F#m 
This revelation makes me wanna shout 

That Jesus has been sent 
And everything is different 

(Riff A x2) 
(Riff D x2) 

You turn ashes into beauty 
You are for me not against me, now (You love me somehow) 
You turn mourning into dancing 
You turn weeping into a joyful noise (And we rejoice) 

I was dead in my sin 
You came in, yeah 

You made a way when there was no way 
You covered heaviness with garments of praise 
You wrote a song and you’re singing it over me, yeah 
I feel a dead heart beating now 
This revelation makes me wanna shout (Yeah!) 
That Jesus has been sent 
And everything is different 

Bm A2 
What manner of love 
D2 
That you would call us sons and daughters 

We cry “Abba Father” 
Bm A2 D2 
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah 
E F#m E/G# 
Our God, He reigns 

You made a way when there was no way 
You covered heaviness with garments of praise 
You wrote a song and you’re singing it over me, yeah 
I feel a dead heart beating now 
This revelation makes me wanna shout (Yeah!) 
That Jesus has been sent 
And everything is different

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One thought on “A Date with Shane Barnard & Bethany Dillon

  1. Suzi Bobbitt February 3, 2010 / 11:36 pm

    Chelan, just ran across your blog on the concert. Thanks so much for coming and for telling about our church! It was a great night, and we loved the back-and-forth between Shane and Beth. Did you know they are expecting their first child? So excited for them. Did you happen to go to the concert at Concordia around Christmas? Blessings to you, and come back and visit us sometime. We are still at Small Middle School, every Sunday at 10:30.

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