By Kaylene Morrill for The Deseret News
Published: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 12:55 p.m. MST
Paul Cardall’s new heart brought new life.
Now, his album “New Life” has reached the top of the Billboard New Age Albums chart.
“I never dreamed of having a No.1 recording until now,” Cardall said in a news release. “I’m truly humbled and honored to share a prestigious chart with world-renowned artists Yanni, Enya, Jim Brickman and others.”
Cardall’s album edged out Yanni’s “Truth of Touch” and Enya’s “The Very Best of Enya” for the top spot.
“New Life” is the musician’s first album since he received a heart transplant and the fifth to earn a spot on the Billboard chart. The album was completed in September 2010.
“New Life” encompasses a variety of emotions about healing and internalizing self-identity, and about what the musician went through, evidenced by song titles such as “Letting Go,” “Restless Hope” and “Gratitude.”