When Jason Gray presented the latest batch of songs he’d written to the powers-that-be, a select group of tracks were included that featured a very special guest: his son, Kipper. Specifically, Gray had allowed his son to co-write and produce some recent demos, adding his own distinctive flair to his father’s strong melodic talent. The chemistry stood out immediately.
From his Baylor University worship band days to leading thousands in worship at Passion Conferences and beyond, it's been over two decades of musical adventure for songwriter, worship leader, and impressive beard-grower David Crowder. It all started when the Texan musician teamed up with pastor Chris Seay to plant University Baptist Church in Waco. But over the years, we've come to know him better as one of the most consistently creative forces in Christian music.
Greg LaFollette doesn’t think of Songs of Common Prayer as an album. Instead it’s a gift, a resource, a companion for the church—a set of songs inspired by the Book of Common Prayer intended to aid and inspire congregations as they worship together. Story Behind the Song 'Hosanna In The Highest.'
With well over a decade of chart-topping hits under his belt from “Long Black Train” to “Hometown Girl,” Josh Turner’s fans should be plenty satisfied. His signature baritone has anchored over five million albums sold, and his most recent release proved he’s as popular as ever. But this year, Turner says he’s finally taking the time to release a project not only dear to him, but it’s something fans have desired for years.
Watch this sobering interview with Russ Taff about alcoholism, his road to recovery and redemption, and his upcoming movie – in theaters October 30. Russ and his wife Tori invited CCM's Andrew Greer to their home just outside of Nashville, Tennessee for a candid conversation on this latest episode of 'Features on Film."
As autumn begins to blow into our lives, at least some of us to the north, we’re excited about the changing of leaves, conversations around all things fire, toasted marshmallows and the chance to layer up. One additional layer we’re also excited about is the musical accompaniment atop everything as we take in a lot of exciting new music.
For King & Country hasn’t exactly been quiet since 2014, when the duo’s last studio album was released. The brothers have released a few new songs and a live Christmas album. They’ve been a part of a major motion picture on human trafficking, Priceless. And on the personal side, the band family has grown, with weddings and babies and life events.
The Normals is one of those bands that will earn you cool points if referenced in casual conversation. Formed in 1998 and named after Normal, Illinois, the Forefront Records band was an influential standout at a time when Christian music was trying to find its way. Their lyrics were grounded in an honest understanding of world-tested faith that few others in the genre professed.
Max Lucado is perhaps one of the most well known pastors in the world. His long-time post at San Antonio’s Oak Hills Church has helped grow the church into a multi-site campus hosting services for thousands of spiritual seekers each week and facilitating ministries across the globe. He is also a writer decades deep into a bibliography of bestselling inspirations.
It’s a good thing, because French has a lot to say. Recently signed to Fair Trade Services (Phil Wickham, Newsboys), the 24-year-old artist unpacks the story of a life lived at full throttle on his debut project, Wide Open.