Nashville, TN (November 27, 2018)
Worship leader, songwriter, and captivating vocalist Meredith Andrews invites the world to experience a very special night of congregational worship that took place in downtown Nashville at her home church The Belonging Co. on September 26, 2018 for her upcoming live recording. Meredith Andrews will be releasing her first live EP, Faith And Wonder (Live), on March 8, 2019.
In anticipation of the upcoming release, Andrews will be releasing three singles digitally leading up to the six-song EP release. December 7th, the first song, “A Million Saints,” will be available as well as a pre-order for the entire EP. Next year, “Faith And Wonder (feat. Cody Ray Lee & Abbie Simmons) [Live]” will be available on January 4th, 2019 and “Open Over Us (Live)” on February 8, 2019, leading to the full EP release in March.
Faith And Wonder (Live) was produced by her husband, Jacob Sooter, who also co-wrote five songs on the EP. She also enlisted the help of her church family from the crew and production team as well as a large portion of the audience for the live recording making it a family affair. Co-writers of Faith And Wonder (Live) include: Meredith Andrews, Jacob Sooter, Phil Wickham, Mia Fieldes, Hank Bentley, UPPEROOMS’s Abbie Simmons and Cody Ray Lee, Bethel Music’s Steffany Gretzinger, The Belonging Co.’s Andrew Holt, and Vertical Worship’s Tyler Miller and Eddie Hoagland.
The result is a collection of songs that feel like a homecoming, intimately personal while still filling the room with a collective chorus of worship for a God who saves. It was Andrews’ first and only goal in creating Faith and Wonder (Live), for God’s presence to be felt in a deep and genuine way.
“More than anything, I wanted this project to honor Jesus,” shares Andrews talking about the EP and recording. “It was an opportunity to get in a room full of people, sing these songs over and with them and encounter the presence of God together.”
The debut single, “A Million Saints,” was co-written with worship leader Phil Wickham. True to the heart of the project, this song is about the global church, lifting one voice with one heart.
“It’s a picture of heaven to me, all of us joining in and singing, ‘God, You’re holy,'” states Andrews about the song. “It’s not just about me or my community. It’s the church of the world, all nations and all generations singing the same thing, lifting up one name.”