1984 Morgan Cryar – Keep No Secrets

Morgan Cryar is a contemporary Christian music vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Louisiana. He is especially noted for his creative lyric-writing.

Cryar’s debut, Keep No Secrets, was released in 1984, and its singles “Holy Fire” and “Carried Away” received moderate airplay on Christian radio; but it was his 1986 album, Fuel on the Fire, featuring the chart-topping contemporary Christian single (also nominated for a Dove Award for best video), “Pray in the U.S.A.,” that began his road to success. Collaborating with producer Roy Salmond and composers Ty Tabor and Doug Pinnick (later of King’s X fame) and well-regarded CCM session player, John Andrew Schreiner, Fuel on the Fire contains some “foot-tapping ditties” and “tuneful ballads” that make up Mr. Cryar’s vocal performance. In the 1980s, Cryar toured with big names in the CCM industry, such as Petra and DeGarmo and Key, promoting Fuel on the Fire and his 1989 follow up Like A River to receptive high school and college-age audiences.


1  I Get Carried Away (John Andrew Schreiner; Morgan Cryar) 03:07
2  Keep No Secrets (Jonathan David Brown; Morgan Cryar) 03:50
3  Someone To Change Me (Jonathan David Brown; Morgan Cryar) 03:53
4  Life In The Blood (Lisa Brady) 03:28
5  Holy Fire (Morgan Cryar; Twila Paris) 03:50
6  A Few Of My Old Friends (Morgan Cryar) 03:59
7  I Wanna Be Good (Rick Crawford) 02:48
8  Concealed Weapon (John Andrew Schreiner; Morgan Cryar) 03:25
9  Just A Little Like You (Jonathan David Brown; Morgan Cryar) 04:18
10  Made-up Mind (Jonathan David Brown; Morgan Cryar) 05:37


Drums (programming)Jonathan David Brown
Guitar (solo)Adam Smith
GuitarMarty Walsh
SynthesizerCarl Marsh
ProgrammingCarl Marsh
ProgrammingJohn Andrew Schreiner
ProgrammingPaul Mills
SaxDave Thrush
SaxBrandon Fields
CymbalScott Cactus Moser
Background VocalsBob Farell
Background VocalsChris Roberts
Background VocalsJayne Farrell
Background VocalsJonathan David Brown
VocalsMorgan Cryar

Other Musicians

5  Holy Fire

VocalsJayne Farrell

Liner Notes

Producer – Jonathan David Brown
Arranged By – John Andrew Schreiner, Jonathan David Brown, Morgan Cryar
Engineer (Additional) – Brian Tankersley, Dan Yeaney, Greg Butler, Joe Ballamy, Michael C. Ross, Paul Mills, Steve Ford, Todd Van Etten, Wally Grant
Mastered By – Steve Hall

Art Direction, Design – Joan Tankersley
Photography – Craig Stewart

Mastered At Future Disc
Recorded At Rivendell Recorders
Recorded At Mama Jo’s
Recorded At Peace In The Valley Recording
Recorded At Weddington Studios
Recorded At Fireside Studios
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