NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 12, 2023)
GRAMMY® Award-winner Brandon Lake has teamed up with CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year Thomas Rhett for a stirring performance of “Talking to Jesus” live from the historic Ryman Auditorium stage in Nashville, Tenn. (4/16). Before introducing Thomas Rhett, Lake gave fans an insight into their friendship and how they’ve bonded over their love of Jesus and commemorated the work God is doing in their respective lives. The sold-out crowd at Lake’s MIRACLE NIGHTS TOUR stop took to their feet to worship with the two stars by singing along to every word rejoicing “what a friend we have in Jesus.”
Not only did Lake and Thomas Rhett have this special surprise for the people of Nashville, the audio from the performance is now available across all digital streaming platforms and the accompanying live video is out now. “Talking to Jesus” was originally recorded and performed by Lake on the Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music album ‘Old Church Basement’ which amassed over 500M streams.
“Collaborating with Thomas Rhett, a friend who I admire, respect, and draw inspiration from, has been a dream come true,” shares Lake. “This song has allowed us to create something that is a further testament to the transformative power of God’s presence in our lives. I’m humbled and blessed by this, and excited to see the impact of this for years to come.”
“Brandon is such a great artist and an even better person – I’m lucky to call him a close friend,” Thomas Rhett said. “We’ve had a lot of good conversations about our faith and this night at the Ryman really captured that. Everybody in the room came together – it’s definitely one of those moments I will never forget.”
Lake recently wrapped up his sold-out 26 city MIRACLE NIGHTS Tour and is readying new music set to be released later this summer. In August, the singer-songwriter will hit the road again on the 16-date SUMMER WORSHIP NIGHTS Tour with Phil Wickham and KB. His most recent album HELP!, a project in response to mental health awareness, released in 2022 and his “breakthrough hit” (Billboard) “Gratitude” recently held the number one spot at Christian radio for 6 weeks.
Thomas Rhett is currently captivating audiences on the road as he just kicked off his HOME TEAM TOUR 23 on May 4 in Des Moines, IA, with the tour set to hit a total 40 cities in 27 states. The hitmaker also recently reached a major milestone, earning 20 No. Ones in a matter of just ten years.