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Jesus Culture’s Kim Walker-Smith to Release First Solo Project in 4 Years
Jesus Culture’s Kim Walker-Smith has released her first solo project in four years, On My Side, available now. Also beginning last weekend, was the popular Outcry Tour that features Walker-Smith and Jesus Culture hitting more than 15 major markets. See the remaining tour dates below. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | April 25, 2017
Ex-Wife of James Fortune, CHERYL FORTUNE Goes Solo, Announces Debut Single “Fighters”
Houston based recording artist Cheryl Fortune is set to embark on her solo recording career with the release of her Lucius B. Hoskins produced debut single “Fighters” set to impact gospel radio January 2017. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | December 27, 2016
Former Royal Tailor Frontman TAUREN WELLS Goes Solo with New Single “Love Is Action”
This post was written by Kris Patrick | August 22, 2016
Bethel Music’s Amanda Cook to Go Solo with New Album “Brave New World”
Featuring 13 original songs, the album reveals the themes, confessions and heart of Cook in a dynamic, melodic and ethereally rich atmosphere of worship. Intentionally crafted like a painting made with strokes of melodies and chords, the album invites listeners to experience Cook’s recorded journey of discovery, permission and mystery.
For Cook, the journey to Brave New World began with her song, “You Make Me Brave,” which became the anthemic title track to Bethel Music’s Billboard Top 10-selling album released last year. The message and process of writing, recording and leading the song in worship, gave Cook the opportunity to explore what it is like to live in a world without anxiety, a world absent of fear in the presence of God’s perfect love.
“If we were on a ship in the ocean, every water drop in that ocean is a testimony of His nature and His goodness,” says Cook. “The vastness of that picture is what I want people to encounter in this album. These songs are droplets, and they are precious to me, because I’ve spent time in that water. I hope that these water droplets invite people in. We have a kind God, a merciful God, a God who doesn’t hide his heart in pieces. I want to expose the little pieces I know in my heart to be true.”
With three-time GRAMMY-nominated, twice Dove Award-winning “Producer of the Year,” Jason Ingram, and one of Nashville’s most in-demand producers and drummers, Paul Mabury, sharing producer credits on the album, the pair also teamed up with Cook to write for the album. “Jason and Paul essentially pastored my heart through the making of this album,” says Cook, who also co-wrote two songs with Bethel Music’s Steffany Gretzinger.
For Amanda, the new songs proclaiming the nature of God are personal moments of contemplative prayer declared from years of wrestling. “Kind” promises that God is not a powerful tyrant who operates like humans, but rather like a kind father. “Pieces” is a bold declaration of God’s nature while “Heroes” compels a listener to dance even amidst disappointment, trusting that God has our best interests in mind. In “City of Hope,” Cook responds to the mercy and kindness of God, expounding on a passage in Isaiah that points to a beautiful dwelling place.
The full Brave New World track listing with songwriter credits follows:
01) Heroes (Amanda Cook, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury)
02) Shepherd (Studio) (Amanda Cook)
03) The Voyage (Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger, Jonathan David Helser, Melissa Helser)
04) Never See the End (Amanda Cook, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury)
05) Mercy (Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger)
06) Flagship (Amanda Cook)
07) Kind (Amanda Cook)
08) Closer (Amanda Cook)
09) Bittersweet (Amanda Cook, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury)
10) Highest Praise (Amanda Cook)
11) Brave New World (Amanda Cook, Bobby Strand)
12) City of Hope (Amanda Cook)
13) Pieces (Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger)
All the latest Bethel Music news, including information on its current 5-star acclaimed and bestselling (No. 1 Christian, No. 9 overall album, Billboard) We Will Not Be Shaken CD/DVD and its second, all instrumental Without Words: Synesthesia album that released July 31, can be found at www.bethelmusic.com.
The site also features Bethel Music touring details, chord charts, videos and more resources. Links to Bethel Music social media sites include: www.facebook.com/bethelmusic, @bethelmusic and http://instagram.com/bethelmusic.
This post was written by Kris Patrick | August 18, 2015
Famed Producer Phillip Bryant Releases First Solo Single, Signs with RCA Inspiration
Announced today, RCA Inspiration signed an exclusive partnership agreement with prolific music producer, musician and praise leader, Phillip Bryant. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | May 20, 2015
Former Press Play Lead Vocalist SADA K. Returns with Solo Album
Four years after a devastating knee injury nearly ended her career, former Press Play vocalist Sada K. has re-emerged with her debut solo album, Long Story Short. The album is available now at iTunes, Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | May 8, 2015
VERTICAL CHURCH BAND WORSHIP LEADER JON GUERRA RELEASES SOLO DEBUT ALBUM “LITTLE SONGS”
Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Jon Guerra releases his first full-length debut album, Little Songs (Essential Records/Provident Label Group), today, April 21, 2015. Fans recently got a taste for Guerra’s fresh artistic style on the Rock & Worship Roadshow alongside top acts including Crowder, Matt Maher and Jamie Grace, among others. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | April 21, 2015
INTERVIEW: Mary Mary’s Tina Campbell Talks About Going Solo
Erica Campbell went solo first, now the second sister of the famed Gospel duo Mary Mary is stepping out on her own. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | March 20, 2015
JESUS CULTURE LEADER DEREK JOHNSON ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO ALBUM “REAL LOVE”
Jesus Culture artist and worship leader Derek Johnson announces the release of his debut album, Real Love. His first solo project is slated to drop April 7 with Capitol Christian Music Group and Jesus Culture Music. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | March 17, 2015
BLANCA, Formerly of Group1Crew Releases Solo Debut “Who I Am”
The debut solo EP from multiple-award winning, critically acclaimed powerhouse vocalist, Blanca, Who I Am, is available now to download or to stream. (See full track listing below.) The EP precedes her full-length album slated Spring 2015. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | January 21, 2015