After years of touring and the early success of songs like My Savior, My God—which became one of the most played songs ever on Christian radio—Aaron returned to his roots, both musically and geographically. In 2010 Aaron moved his family back to his hometown of Aliquippa, PA and he accepted the position of volunteer worship leader in the small church where he had grown up. Even as he recorded two new records for Centricity Music he was rediscovering the notion that he was a worship leader rather than a performer, and that the songs he wrote should be offerings for the church more than attempts to get songs played on the radio. The irony, of course, is that radio embraced his refocused direction, and songs like My Hope Is In You and God of Brilliant Lights became huge radio hits. At the same time, Aaron and his wife were reeling from long-term, life-threatening medical issues affecting one of their sons and the birth of their special needs baby. It was a season that forced them into a relationship of greater dependence on God and that shaped Aaron’s songwriting into psalm-like cries of the heart.
Mitch McVicker is at it again. With his latest recording, The Grey (When Black & White Fade), he points beyond our desire to make sense of everything. “The Love of God is beyond calculation,” he says. “Yet, we tend to try to measure life in black and white.”
His music career has consisted of 1500 concerts and 10 albums and with his is latest project, McVicker looks towards the mysterious grey love of God. He says, “I hope the songs remind us that God’s all-encompassing love connects with us in all situations and through every circumstance.
After growing up in Kansas, McVicker began working with the late, great Rich Mullins. The two of them performed concerts together, wrote songs, and were roommates. Then, McVicker was in the car wreck that killed Mullins.
Shortly after Rich’s death, and while Mitch was still deep in recovery, the two won the GMA’s Dove Award for song of the year, for their writing of “My Deliverer”.
After a lengthy recovery, he began his own musical journey. Rich Mullins has influenced Mitch McVicker’s thoughts as much as he has influenced his music. Click here for more.