I always like to check out the free downloads on iTunes, because as you know, I am a freebie whore. But I'm a high-class callgirl of freebies, not the crack ho down the street -- I don't download free music left and right, just because it's there. The music has to be something I'd listen to. This week's Free Single of the Week, Rise Up by Diane Birch, is one of those songs. I've always enjoyed church music, and Rise Up has a great blues-y, soul-sistah vibe (she's the daughter of a preacher and her debut album, out on June 2, is called Bible Belt). Her voice reminds me of Norah Jones -- yes, she's that good! Another of her songs, Nothing But A Miracle, will be available to download for free at Walmart.com starting June 1 (look for the "Features and Specials" tab and select "Free Track of the Week"). I can't wait to add more Diane Birch to my ipod!