Andy Gullahorn was one of the featured performers at our 25th Anniversary concert. He is regarded by his peers (and those of us lucky enough to know his music) as one of the finest songwriters around. Gullahorn can have you in side-splitting laughter as he delivers stories with the comedic timing of a stand-up comic, then, with just one beautifully crafted line, can have you thinking about the deeper things in life. If you haven't heard Gullahorn, do yourself a favor and give a listen. If you have, then you know why you want to be there for the concert.
Ten years ago, I had a crazy idea. I was in the studio working on an album that was, more or less, about the resurrection of Jesus. This was due in part to a fresh reading of C. S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce and a first reading of N. T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope. Album titles are tricky, and I happen to think that finding the right one is crucial—something that ties together all the lyrics and evokes the proper vibe for the sound of the record—so when I noticed the songs were unified thematically by the resurrection, I mentioned it online somewhere. A listener in Oklahoma named Tim posted a comment that said, “Really looking forward to these resurrection letters, Andrew.” Thus, an album title was born. High five, Tim. Click here for more.
When Jason Gray explains that his last three records were written in the hardest years of his life, he’s not being dramatic. He’s just stating facts. And when he says that his new Centricity Music project—Where the Light Gets In—is a brighter and more hope-centered travelogue of the next leg of that journey through deep sorrows, he’s not suggesting easy platitudes, but an active sense of God’s redemptive presence at work even in the midst of difficulties. Click here for more.
Hailing from New Jersey, Dave Pettigrew’s persistence as an independent artist has opened doors for him that major label artists would long for.
He & his band have opened for and shared the stage with MercyMe, For King & Country, Jeremy Camp, Michael W. Smith, Phil Wickham, Rend Collective, Brandon Heath, Tenth Avenue North, Lincoln Brewster, Mark Schultz and more.. The band has toured with Brandon Heath, Paul Baloche, Kutless, Love & the Outcome, the JJ Weeks Band….the list goes on.
His new release entitled “Faith & Gasoline” was produced by hit-maker Scotty Wilbanks who has been the keyboardist and an integral part of the band Third Day for the past 20 years.
Over the past decade, Aaron Shust has earned a reputation as one of Christian music’s most compelling songwriters and a vocalist of considerable depth and passion. He was named both New Artist and Songwriter of the Year at the 2007 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and the impact of his song, “My Savior My God” was recognized with the Song of the Year honor. He has continued to build on that early promise to become one of the community’s most creative and trusted voices. Click here for more.
Brothers McClurg’s legacy of music and ministry spans three generations and has a rich heritage of serving the local church. What started out as two bands fronted by brothers Anthony and Chris Hoisington, has turned into a group of Christian brothers who share a desire to see lives changed through worship.
The band name pays homage to Anthony and Chris’ greatest influence: their maternal grandfather Pastor Bill McClurg, who led the southern gospel group The McClurg Family Singers.
“We see it as a way of continuing the legacy and ministry while giving it a fresh vision,” says Chris. Click here for more.