2016 saw the launch of the “More Than The Music Podcast” and so many WAY-FM artists shared previously unknown or hidden parts of their lives. Here’s a look back at the 7 most memorable artist revelations from the show.
7. Josh And Matt Started The Afters Because They Sang Drink Orders At Starbucks
In Episode 23, Josh and Matt from The Afters revealed that they had the idea to start the band because customers complimented them after hearing them sing drink orders when they worked at Starbucks.
Hear the full story beginning at 1:52.
6. Lauren Daigle Has Way Too Many Notifications On Her Phone
When a notification pops up on my phone, I have to clear it… IMMEDIATELY. In Episode 1, Lauren Daigle shared that she doesn’t clear ANY of them.
This is a screenshot of her phone before we talked. By the time we did, she had over 23,000!!! She might have nearly a million notifications by now.
Hear her reasons for not clearing them beginning at 14:47.
5. “Cast My Cares” Took On A New Meaning For One Dad In Finding Favour
Sometimes the song an artist writes to encourage others ends up being the very song that encourages them after tragedy. In Episode 10, Dustin (bassist) from Finding Favour explained why he needed “Cast My Cares” after he lost his newborn son.
Hear the full story beginning at 10:32.
4. Hillsong UNITED Reacts To The “Oceans Drummer”
An estimated 50 million people around the world sing Hillsong songs each week. As a church musician myself, I can attest that playing their songs in service can be difficult and I don’t always get every part completely correct. In Episode 18, Joel and Taya from Hillsong UNITED shared how they feel about the most famous Hillsong song flub… the “Oceans Drummer.”
There is actually a really cool story beginning at 19:12 surrounding the drummer in the video.
3. TobyMac Was Michael Tait’s Soundman Before dcTalk
The start of dcTalk might not be what you think though. In Episode 27, TobyMac explained that when he met Michael Tait, they weren’t sharing the stage together… because he was Michael’s soundman.
Hear more about how dcTalk began at 2:37.
2. Chris Tomlin Was A Stand-Up Comedian
You might think I’m joking but, actually, Chris Tomlin is. He revealed in Episode 25 that while in college, he participated in the school’s “After Dinner Speaking Club” (AKA stand-up comedy). He was so good, he even appeared in a NATIONAL COMPETITION!
Hear more of his hilarious story beginning at 8:02.
1. NEEDTOBREATHE Can Rap Every Word Of dcTalk’s “Heaven Bound”
We all have our favorite song and have memorized every lyric. In Episode 14, Bear, Bo, and Seth of NEEDTOBREATHE shared how their favorite song as a kid was dcTalk’s “Heaven Bound” and they even performed it once at church.
Of course, I had to find out if they still knew it and they didn’t disappoint. See the reenactment at 12:18.
These are just a few memorable moments that happened on the “More Than The Music Podcast” in 2016. Subscribe, get caught up, and don’t miss a single moment in 2017.