Album Title: Christmas: Joy to the World
Label: Centricity Music
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Recording Studio: The Brown Owl,
Nashville, TN
Producers: Matt Bronleewe
Number of Songs: 8

One of the beautiful parts of a compilation is how different the songs can sound. It keeps you interested when each song sounds unique from the song before. There are some great artists included on this CD (Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Downhere). And it is neat to hear the different voices and styles shine through! –Jonny Diaz

“Asleep in the Hay” is a poem written by my mom, Gwen. She is an amazing woman and writer, but not musical at all! [Laughs] So I tweaked it to fit a musical cadence and melody. I love the result! We wanted the words to shine through, so we kept the recording as simple as possible. A simple guitar, accented by violins and cellos, was all it needed to get the beautiful message across. –Jonny Diaz

I want people to encounter God through my music, whether it is Christmas or a Monday morning drive to work. So I knew if Christmas was launching my first song, it would have to be a reflection of what my album will represent—worship. With “Light of the World” I wanted to take a commercially driven holiday and place the spotlight on Jesus Christ alone—to give Him optimum glory. – Lauren Daigle

Recording Christmas music in the summer was quite humorous. Christmas in July became my reality! It’s hot outside, but jingling bells are ringing in my ears. – Lauren Daigle


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Andrew Greer is a multiple Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter, respected author, and co-creator of the innovative Hymns for Hunger tour with Cindy Morgan, raising awareness and resources for hunger relief organizations in hundreds of cities across the country. On tour, Andrew has shared the stage with folks like Amy Grant, Brandon Heath and Andrew Peterson. His songs have been recorded by artists like Jaci Velasquez, Seth & Nirva and Nic Gonzales (of Salvador). And his first book – Transcending Mysteries – co-authored with Ginny Owens, was published by Thomas Nelson in 2015. Andrew is also host of CCM Magazine’s “Features on Film” series, featuring one-on-one conversations with some of music’s biggest artists. For more information visit: or

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