Fast-forward and the hook-pop singer-songwriter is prepping a release about surrender. About trust in God. About letting go and laying it down. Don’t believe me? Well, read along as we ask CCM Magazine’s “man-of-the-hour” about riding out the dark midnight that propelled him into Future (Centricity Musicbuy), his hope-laden sophomore set list—releasing March 23, 2018.

CCM Magazine: Take us back a few years. You and your wife moved from California to Tennessee pretty much on a penny and a prayer, right?
Jordan Feliz: Literally. We felt like the Lord was calling us to Nashville. We prayed about it for a year and felt like the Lord confirmed it, so we left. Because we couldn’t afford the move, I had booked and plotted all these shows [along the way] to pay for everything, and then they all cancelled two weeks before we were going to leave. It was this whole thing of, is this the Lord saying, “Hey, you guys have misheard this whole thing this whole time?” But we felt like He was still saying, “No, I want you to go, but I want you to trust me.”

We ended up making it, and we ended up making money, which was crazy because my way of booking across the country basically just covered our costs. We ended up making enough money to get by the first couple months. It was a lesson of learning—if we can trust God, He’s going to do abundantly way more than what, in our own strength, we could achieve.

CCM: I think people probably look at your last year or two of achievements as an artist and think in “overnight success” terms. Do you want to dispel that?
JF: I’ve been touring since I was seventeen-years old. I was in a metal band for almost five years touring the country, and then came to Nashville on this calling. I valeted for a little over two years downtown, and then I took a job as an Uber driver for a year. Then I finally signed a record deal. Several years of a lot of work and now here I am. It’s been insane.

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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: andrew-greer.com or hymnsforhunger.com.

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