Matt Maher’s albums have always felt like gifts for the Church, thematic collections of songs intended for the global congregation of Christ followers to sing in gatherings of all shapes and sizes. After nine full-length albums of worshipful songs, Maher has finally dialed in his talents to release his first holiday-themed album, The Advent of Christmas.
When I wrote this song, I never realized how awkward it would be to reference a song that has the word "song" in the title. [Laughs] When I say, “This song “Mercy is a Song”…,” it sounds funny to me.
It was 1998 when two Starbucks employees —Joshua Havens and Matt Fuqua—decided to officially brand their musical talents in Mesquite, Texas in the hopes of something bigger. Twenty years later, The Afters have topped the charts, toured the world and grabbed numerous Dove Awards with their infectious pop/rock melodies and encouraging heartfelt lyrics.
It’s one thing to say Rachael Lampa was a young artist. It’s another to realize she released a greatest hits compilation by the time she was 21.
A new album is already in the works from The Afters for 2019, and the new tracks on The Beginning & Everything After show the veteran band is more than ready to keep adding to the hits collected here.... Read more
Gawvi’s musical pursuits are plentiful these days, but as he traces his backstory, it begins with a search for something to do—a pastor’s kid stuck inside an empty church waiting for another adults-only meeting to end.
Nikki Leonti is referring to Reunite CCM, a one-night, SoCal-based event in early November that brings together several favorite female vocalists in recent contemporary Christian music history—names like Stacie Orrico, Crystal Lewis, Rachael Lampa and, of course, Leonti herself.