Special to The Hays Daily News

Tone Group Recording Studio in Hays has announced the release of a new album from Hoxie Christian artist and composer Twila Bainter. Bainter's third album is titled "Sing to the King."

The 17 songs, all written by Bainter, were produced by Anthony Pfeifer, owner of Tone Group Recording Studio. The songs range in tempos from a slow waltz to fast-paced praise and worship with gospel style.

The vocals featured on the CD are Anthony Pfeifer, Twila Bainter, Becca Urban, Hays, Jim Schmidtberger, Russell, Brenda Schmidtberger-Yoder, Russell, and Maria Braun-Wasinger, Hays. Tim Pfeifer, Hays, is featured on the saxophone.

Bainter's God-given talent began at the age of 8 when she started taking piano lessons.

"I would pick out songs on the piano and could play by ear," she said.

She began writing music in 1980 and decided to share her music with the public. Her first CD was released in 2009.

Bainter's inspiration comes to her in times of worship and during the night.

"I often get up at night and go to the piano to play the melodies and write the words as the Lord gives them to me," she said.

Bainter said she hopes her music will touch hearts and draw listeners closer to God.

The CDs are available at Hoxie Office Supply in Hoxie. They also can be purchased by contacting Bainter at (785) 675-2211 or twilabainter@ruraltel.net.