Posts Tagged ‘story behind album’

How Much Does For King & Country Know About American History?

Joel and Luke from For King & Country were born in Australia but have lived in the United States most of their lives. So, how much have they learned about American history? See what happened when I asked them a few questions from the U.S. Citizenship Test.   UPDATE: Joel is now officially an American citizen and the “Monday Night Album Spotlight” is just a memory. A quote from Lady Liberty, “Give me your tired,… … Continue reading

Is My Identity Wrapped Up in the Right Things? | Colton Dixon

If you’ve ever stepped back, looked at your life, and thought, “What am I doing?” You can relate to Colton Dixon. He says, “I realized I placed my identity in things that don’t matter… looking at our nation… what Hollywood throws at us…”   That exact feeling is what inspired him to write an album that refocus us all on what matters. It’s called “Identity.” His single from that album, “All That Matters,” is the perfect start… … Continue reading

If Christmas Feels Strange This Year, You Need to Hear This Song.

Darren from We Are Messengers confesses that Christmas is a strange time for him, personally. It brings up lots of very opposite emotions – joy and happiness along with pain and sorrow. So, how did that influence his music and writing? He’s putting the spotlight on a very specific and very significant part of the Christmas season that could be overlooked in all the hustle and bustle.   He says, “I wanted to write a… … Continue reading

Full Interview with NEEDTOBREATHE – The Stories Behind “HARD LOVE”

NEEDTOBREATHE grew up in “Possum Kingdom,” one band member built a luxury treehouse, and the stories behind the songs on their new album come from a very personal place after some beautiful growth as a band. Grab a cup of coffee and click through the un-edited interview with this one-of-a-kind band as they talk about the new album, “HARD LOVE.” Subscribe and get the “More Than The Music Podcast” each week. Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through… … Continue reading

Did Michael Tait of Newsboys Spoil the dcTalk Reunion Announcement?

Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips of Newsboys join me on the More Than The Music Podcast. Hear what Michael Tait said about the recent dcTalk cryptic messages and reunion rumors before the Jesus Freak Cruise was announced. Did he tip us off? Subscribe through iTunes | Subscribe through Google Play | Subscribe Using the RSS Feed #dctalk pic.twitter.com/VbviUEIIKq — dc Talk (@dctalkofficial) May 3, 2016 May 11, 2016 #dctalk A photo posted by dctalk (@dctalkofficial) on May 4, 2016 at… … Continue reading

Find Out What Song Danny Gokey Wrote For His Wife That She Doesn’t Like

My wife, My rock, my balance. But my favorite thing about her is her heart, it’s her most beautiful quality @leyicetpic.twitter.com/54qsnaJycY — Danny Gokey (@dannygokey) April 8, 2016 On the “More Than The Music Podcast,” Danny Gokey shares how he fell into a deep depression after his first wife passed away, finished top 3 on American Idol, got a second chance at his career, why he’s always singing, and why his wife doesn’t like a song… … Continue reading

Will You Like the New Hillsong Worship Album?

Hillsong United has brought us many favorite songs like “Oceans” and  “Touch the Sky,” but they’re more than just one band. They have a ministry branching out to many parts of the world, a huge variety of musicians, churches, and all kinds of music centered around worshipping God. Ben Fielding is one of the branches of the Hillsong movement. He’s a worship pastor at Hillsong Church who has written many of the songs you probably love… … Continue reading

You’ll Love How This Guy is Reaching People with Christ’s Love

Matty Mullins is one of the sweetest and most genuine guys you’ll meet. That’s why it’s a little surprising when you realize he’s the lead singer of a heavy metal band called Memphis May Fire. He grew up listening to Christian radio with his family, who continue to be a huge encouragement to him spiritually. With the release of his new solo album of Christian music and his continued tours with the band, he’s one… … Continue reading