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Christian Music Guys Podcast

English, Christian Contemporary, 1 season, 161 episodes, 4 days, 12 hours, 39 minutes
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We are a podcast for Christian Music fans, by Christian Music fans! We’ve listened to Christian music our entire lives. This podcast is where we get together and talk about the music we grew up with and listen to today. We spend time talking with Christian artists, and people in the Christian entertainment industry. We get to hear the stories of your favorite songs and hear the heart behind the artists. Follow us on all socials @christianmusicguys christianmusicguys.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/christianmusicguys/support
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Episode 159 | Stephen Phillips & Nate Merchant | Going Home

On today's Friday edition, we chat with Stephen & Nate from the show, 'Going Home'! Stephen and Nate are no strangers to the music scene. Stephen, has scored countless projects, including The Minions shorts and movie trailers, while Nate has worked with Duran Duran! They currently are working with Pureflix, for the score for the tv show, 'Going Home'! www.pureflix.com/movie/going-home christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys Check out our Merch!! christianmusicguys.com/shop --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
4/12/202445 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 158 | Kevin Quinn

On today's episode, we chat with Kevin Quinn! Kevin Quinn is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor , uniquely merging the genres of pop and inspirational. With an upbringing that includes more musical theater than any other activity, Quinn’s natural penchant for performing ushered him straight into Hollywood. He starred on primetime hits including “Shameless” and “Chicago P.D.,” and Disneys top sitcom, “Bunk’d,” whose theme song he also recorded for the multi-season run of his series regular role as “Xander.” As his love of mu sic continued to show up in his work, he released an independent solo EP titled, “Edge of the World” in 2020. In 2021, he signed with Capitol CMG, and quickly joined the North American leg of the popular Winter Jam tour. That same year, he starred as troubled teen-redeemed in Netflix’s feel-good musical, “A Week Away,” leading the vocals on 11 of 13 tracks on the soundtrack, seeing 132 million+ global streams and counting.His new album Real Me, is available everywhere.  The captivating 7-track record introduces Kevin in his most authentic, real form as he opens up about his mental health journey for the first time. With Real Me.  Kevin further establishes his knack for deeply personal songwriting that  strikes a unique balance between growth and vulnerability.  “I did the kind of growing that most people don’t do in a lifetime. I felt very inspired in my mental health journey and had to make music about it,” said Kevin. “Writing these songs felt like therapy. That’s what a rt is for me. And if you do it right and share it with the world, hopefully people listening feel less alone.” kevinquinnofficial.com @kevingquinn christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys Check out our Merch!! christianmusicguys.com/shop --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
4/10/202442 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 157 | Kelly K

On today's Friday edition, we chat with Kelly K! Kelly K is a Husband, Father, Pastor, Author, and Evangelist. With over 10 years in full-time Ministry, Thousands have come to know Jesus through the messages of love, forgiveness, repentance, and salvation that Kelly speaks daily with enormous passion and wisdom.  Before coming to Jesus, Kelly K was a musician and tour manager for some of the biggest rock bands in the World. After a near-death car crash while out on tour, Kelly gave up everything and turned to Jesus. Never looking back. Now he travels the World with a different purpose, to see the lives of everyone he encounters changed through the Love and Grace of Jesus Christ!  kellykministries.com @kellykministries christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys christianmusicguys.com/shop --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
4/5/202438 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 156 | We Are Messengers

On today's episode, we chat with Darren, from We Are Messengers! We are Messengers are fronted by Darren Mulligan, a single minded Irish man who writes rock n’ roll anthems and intimate earthly psalms for messy broken people. The goal has always been to engage culture in conversation about the goodness of God and to put words and melody to some of the hardest things we feel as humans. This is a band that understands and loves the outsiders, the marginalized, the lost and the least.We Are Messengers have built a career, the old fashioned way, on the road touring relentlessly around the USA, Europe and beyond. They have had 11 consecutive top 10 radio singles including the multi chart #1 hit song “Come What May” and the Gold certified “Maybe Its OK’.Where The Joy Is, set to release globally Apr. 5, 2024. Overall, the band embraces gratitude and the simplicity of the Gospel on Where The Joy Is, radiating as much exuberance as the title suggests.“Do you know where the joy is? We believe that it’s only found in Jesus,” Mulligan attests of the message behind the revered outfit’s new record, “and we want to share that with the world.”wearemessengersmusic.com @wearemessengers christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys Check out our merch store! christianmusicguys.com/shop --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
4/3/202453 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 155 | Michael W. Smith Part 2 | Good Friday Edition

On today's episode, we chat with two time guest, Michael W. Smith! Multi-Platinum artist, best-selling author and acclaimed actor Michael W. Smith continues to live out his dream; he releases new music regularly and performs around the world to sold-out crowds of loyal and inspired fans. During Michael’s storied career, he’s not only been honored with three Grammy Awards, 45 Dove Awards, an American Music Award and has sold more than 15 million albums, he’s also given back to the global community. Michael has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono, started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope, and has helped more than 70,000 children’s lives through Compassion International. The five-song worship EP features four classics including “In Christ Alone” and “Agnus Dei”  and also features a brand new song, “Crimson Dust”, which Smith wrote alongside Tony Wood.   On the new song, Smith says, “Crimson Dust, which I wrote with Tony Wood, sets the scene of the day of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. My prayer is that it reminds us how heaven touched earth and changed history that day. I love the thought of people around the world singing together ‘Holy, Holy, Holy, Jesus Lamb of God.’”   The first four tracks were captured live with the Nashville Recording Orchestra and a choir at the beautiful Fisher Center at Belmont University. This recording took place in 2023 as a part of an Easter Special in partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association @mwsmithofficial christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys Check out our merch store! christianmusicguys.com/shop/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
3/29/202429 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 154 | Redbird Common | Rebecca Jones

On today's episode, we chat with Rebecca Jones, from Redbird Common! Since March 2017, Redbird Common has become one of the most sought after experiences in Middle TN for an exclusively CCM writers round experience. We have produced more than 37 events, featuring over 118 artists & songwriters, who share the message behind the songs they have written. From a tiny cafe to a prominent theatre in Franklin, TN, Redbird Common is the industry leader in Christian Music. Last year, we began offering a yearly membership program providing an up-close and personal experience and have been honored to support a local non-profit from a portion of ticket sale proceeds. redbirdartistagency.com @redbirdcommon christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys.com Check out our merch store!! christianmusicguys.com/shop/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
3/27/202428 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 153 | The Erwins | Southern Gospel

On today's Friday edition, we chat with southern gospel group, The Erwins! There is something captivating about the blending and swelling of sibling harmony. When that is combined with pure talent and a servant’s heart for people, you have the incomparable ministry of The Erwins. The Erwins started singing as soon as they were each able to talk. Appearing at over 270 dates a year with their father, who has been in full-time evangelism for nearly 50 years, they have been traveling full-time their entire life singing in concerts, revivals, and conferences all across the country. Three of the four siblings, Keith, Kody, and Kris performed as a trio until 2013, when the group announced that their little sister, Katie, would be joining the group full-time on stage officially making them a Mixed Group.  It is with prayer, determination, and focus that The Erwins are blazing new trails in Southern Gospel, proving to their industry peers and fans alike, that the future of Southern Gospel music is, in fact, secure with a young group like The Erwins. Their latest album, Life Story, is out now! erwinministries.com @the_erwins christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys Check out our merch store! christianmusicguys.com/shop --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
3/22/202440 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 152 | Leonardo Torres

On today’s episode, we chat with YouTube sensation, Leonardo Torres!  Leonardo is a YouTuber that does raw reactions to songs!  One of his most memorable moments was his reaction to Cory Asbury’s, Reckless Love, which has over 10 million views! @leonardotorresmusic youtube.com/leonardotorresmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys Check out our brand new relaunched website! Check out our merch store here! christianmusicguys.com/shop/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
3/20/202442 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 151 | Passion Music

On today's Friday edition, we chat with Kristian Stanfill of Passion Music! From its start in 1995 Passion has been rooted in the truth of Isaiah 26:8 – “Yes Lord, walking in the way of Your truth we wait eagerly for You, for Your name and Your renown are the desire of our hearts” - existing to glorify God by uniting students in worship, prayer and justice for spiritual awakening in this generation. Passion believes that worship and justice go hand in hand, so students arrive ready to give. They give toward the END IT Movement, fighting against modern day slavery and this year Passion also called students to give toward Share Light – a campaign to see the Bible translated into the 6,000 known languages of the world during this generation’s lifetime. Passion has encountered millions of students and 18-25 year-olds, young people whose lives have been transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit.   One of the most impactful and stirring aspects of the movement founded by Louie and Shelley Giglio has been the sea of voices uniting together to lift up the name of Jesus. Passion, currently helmed by Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker and Melodie Malone, has ushered in the writing, recording and leading of some of the most recognizable and unforgettable worship anthems of this generation. Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Crowder, Christy Nockels and more have also lent their voices alongside Passion throughout the years.   With more than 2 million units sold and a multitude of chart-topping singles such as “Glorious Day,” “Build My Life,” “God, You’re So Good,” “How Great Is Our God,” “God Of This City,” “One Thing Remains,” “Even So Come,” and “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” listeners across the world continue to be impacted by the music of Passion. Passion's latest album, 'Call on Heaven', is out now! passionmusic.com @passionmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys.com --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
3/15/202443 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 150 | CeCe Winans

On today's episode, we chat with Christian Music legend, CeCe Winans! The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in music history. It would be easy to look back and rest on such illustrious honors, but Winans has always had her eyes fixed firmly on the future and is constantly evolving. Her chart-topping musical offering, Believe For It (PureSprings Gospel/Fair Trade Services, LLC), is her first live recording featuring some of the biggest songs in Christian music today. Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her astonishing career. Her mantel today holds a staggering 15 GRAMMY Awards, 27 Dove Awards, and 16 Stellar Awards. She’s been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame, in addition to being named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI and garnering multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards, and more. She’s sold in excess of 5 million albums in the US, topping the Gospel charts repeatedly while crossing over with smashes like “Count On Me,” her stunning duet with Whitney Houston from the multi-platinum ‘Waiting To Exhale’ soundtrack, which sold 2 million copies and cracked the Top 10 on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts. She touched millions more with inspirational performances everywhere from Oprah to The White House, and even showed off her acting chops on television series like ‘7th Heaven’ and ‘Doc.’ Her latest album, 'More Than This', is out this April! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
3/13/202433 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 149 | Yoshi & Catherine | Forty- Seven Days With Jesus | The Chosen

On today's Friday edition, we chat with Yoshi & Catherine from the new movie, Forty-Seven Days With Jesus! FORTY-SEVEN DAYS WITH JESUS is a heartwarming Easter tale centered on the Burdon family, led by Joseph and Juliana (Yoshi Barrigas and Catherine Lidstone from THE CHOSEN). When the Burdons attend a reunion at Poppa and Nonna’s ranch, they realize just how disconnected their family has become. Facing marital hiccups, teenaged angst and Poppa's health hurdles, the adults decide to share Poppa's enchanting ‘Forty-Seven Days’ story with the kids, transporting us back in time to see the miracles of Jesus' final 47 days on Earth. Featuring an unforgettable original soundtrack, FORTY-SEVEN DAYS WITH JESUS contains a powerful portrayal of Jesus' life that reminds us all of The Gospel’s enduring impact. Check it out on March 11th, 12th, and 14th! fortysevendaysfilm.com @fortysevendays film @yoshibarrigas @catherinelidstone christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
3/8/202451 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 148 | Focus on the Family | Plugged In | Adam & Paul

On today's episode, we chat with Adam & Paul from Focus on the Families, Plugged In! Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate, and impact the culture in which they live. Through our reviews, articles and discussions, we hope to spark intellectual thought, spiritual growth and a desire to follow the command of Colossians 2:8: “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.” Each month, Plugged In is visited more than 1 million times by people looking for detailed information about what’s really in popular movies, videos, television episodes, songs and games. Entertainment industry ratings only tell you so much. We go deeper, diving into specific content and the meaning behind it. Our award-winning website also offers news and blogs. Plugged In's new book, 'Becoming a Screen - Saavy Family', is out now! focusonthefamily.com pluggedin.com @pluggedin christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
3/6/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 147 Josh Baldwin

On today's Friday edition, we chat with Josh Baldwin! Bethel Music’s Gold certified singer/songwriter and worship leader Josh Baldwin drops his lead single, and title track, “Made For More” from his forthcoming solo album. Available today along with an accompanying music video, the song serves as the premiere release in anticipation of Baldwin’s full-length live album that is out today!! Baldwin’s album, “Made For More,” is his second solo project and follow up to his 2022 release, “Where The Glory Is.” Written to inspire, encourage, and point hearts back to their Creator, the eight-track live album consists of songs that Baldwin wrote from his heart for the local church and corporate worship. Throughout each track, Baldwin leads listeners back to the true intention and purpose of worship music drawing inspiration from Isaiah 43:1, which says, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”  Baldwin is known for his songs “Praises,” featured on Bethel Music’s “Have it All,” “You Deserve It All,” from his solo project “Rivers,” and “Stand in Your Love,” a song featured on Bethel Music’s album “VICTORY” (2019) which reached #2 on the Christian Billboard charts. His gold certified single “Stand in Your Love” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Christian charts and garnered Baldwin his first K-LOVE nominations as “Breakout Single of the Year” and “Worship Song of the Year.”  joshbaldwin.com @joshbaldwin christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
3/1/202446 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 146 | Zach Williams

On today's episode, we chat with Zach Williams! Zach Williams has become one of CCM’s leading artists and songwriters by carving a niche with his singular blend of southern rock, country, and faith-filled songwriting, which quickly awarded him his first GRAMMY Award® with his debut album, 2017’s Chain Breaker. Rescue Story followed in 2019, and in 2022 Zach returned with his third full-length album, A Hundred Highways. Zach and his family live near Nashville, Tennessee. His new book, Rescue Story is available now! zachwilliamsmusic.com @zachwilliamsmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
2/28/202440 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 145 | Steven Malcolm

On today's Friday edition, of the Christian Music Guys, we chat with Steven Malcolm! Steven Malcolm makes faith-driven hip-hop that's as unique as his multi-cultural background. It's a sound rooted in rap's rhythmic delivery, pop's modern melodies, and God's word, glued together by an artist whose music has earned five Dove Award nominations and more than 70 million streams. Malcolm is a dynamic storyteller that incorporates a broad range of creative influences into his music. He doubles down on his talents with his most reflective album to date, Tree. All 16-tracks explore Malcolm’s spiritual depth and versatility as a hip-hop artist. Each song reverberates like Sunday-morning spirituals filled with Saturday-evening energy. His powerful messages are reinforced with potent production by Grammy-winning heavyweights BoogzDaBeast (Kanye West), Social House (MGK), and FNZ (A$AP Rocky).  Malcolm's messages of hope and redemption come from his own experience. Raised in western Michigan and coastal Florida, he grew up in search of stability. His father, a native Jamaican who had emigrated from Montego Bay, was deported back to the Caribbean when Steven was just 9 years old, and later passed away before the two could reunite. Steven's mother struggled as a single parent and eventually left town, leaving her son to fend for himself as a young college student. His life lacked a clear direction until he accepted a friend's invitation to attend a local church service that incorporated hip-hop, dance, and worship. An acronym for “Based On A True Story,” BOATS is poised to transport listeners to a utopia of Malcolm’s own creation. “BOATS will take listeners on a journey to Away — an oasis built for the chosen and run by the redeemed,” he shares of the concept behind the record. “Imagine a place where you become what it is you long to become. Imagine a place where your gift makes a way. Imagine a place where its beauty reflects the ones who protect it and its foundation is held together by the stories of the broken. Welcome to Away.” B.O.A.T.S. is out today! stevenmalcolm.com @stevenmalcolmmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
2/23/202448 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 144 | Andrew Erwin | Ordinary Angels

On today's episode, we chat with Andrew Erwin! Andrew Erwin, half of the filmmaking duo The Erwin Brothers, began his career as a teenager working for ESPN as a camera operator in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. As a sports cameraman, Erwin worked with ESPN College Football Primetime, FOX NFL, and the NBA covering events such as the X Games and the Super Bowl.In 2002, Andrew founded a production company with his brother Jon. Their first ventures were commercials, documentaries and music videos. The brothers soon were directing videos and producing concerts and television programs for platinum recording artists such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Switchfoot, Skillet and others and received eleven GMA Dove Awards nominations and 3 wins for Music Video of the Year.In 2010, Andrew and Jon began exclusively developing dramatic feature films. Their features have all opened in the top ten box office on opening weekend and they have received the coveted A+ Cinema Score twice. Their features include OCTOBER BABY, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, WOODLAWN, I STILL BELIEVE, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, and the smash hit JESUS REVOLUTION.Andrew serves as Chief Creative Officer at Kingdom Story Company as well as produces and directs feature films with his brother Jon and Kevin Downes. The latest film, 'Ordinary Angels', is out this Friday! kingdomstorycompany.com @kingdomstorycompany christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
2/21/202424 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 143 | Anthony Evans

On today's episode, we chat with Anthony Evans! On today show, we chat with Anthony Evans!  Throughout a fertile decade-and-a-half worth of studio recordings, songwriting, worship leading, vocal arranging, touring, acting, and most recently, becoming an author, Anthony Evans’ creative pursuits have maintained an unflinching authenticity. Yet for all the times he rode high atop the gospel charts, crossed over into pop, worked on Grammy-winning projects, stepped out on the world’s most hallowed stages such as the Hollywood Bowl and even won the ear of Christina Aguilera for a remarkable run on NBC’s “The Voice,” the multi-faceted artist was perpetually in the process of finding an inner spiritual and personal peace.After some serious soul-searching, sparked by the challenging but cathartic experience of writing his highly-anticipated memoir, Unexpected Places: Thoughts On God, Faith, And Finding Your Voice, Evans finally reached that point of shifting his perspective toward true inner peace. This is further reflected throughout his aptly named 2019 album, Altared (releasing May 17 on Sherman James Productions). And in keeping with his tradition of putting a clever twist on a theme, the title also refers to the fact that several of the songs are completely re-worked covers. These, along with a handful of heartfelt originals, are integral to shaping what’s sure to be a landmark season.Anthony Evans, No.1 Billboard charting Gospel artist, producer, performer, author, and vocal contractor/arranger for some of music’s most popular icons, announces the upcoming release of his full-length studio album “REVIVE.” The highly anticipated project will drop globally on Feb. 23 and is available today for preorder with five instant grat tracks alongside the music video premiere for “828.” Preorder “REVIVE” here and watch the “828” music video here.“REVIVE” follows on the heels of Evans’ 2020 album “Altared” – a project that marked his second consecutive #1 on the Billboard Gospel Album chart. Featuring a mix of inspiring new original songs and soul-soothing worship songs he drew on to survive this time of immense trials, Evan’s heartfelt new album, true to its title and powerfully reflects his painstaking return to a strong, enduring faith after a long season of loss, heartache, and doubt. anthony-evans.com @anthonyevansjr christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
2/14/202441 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 142 | Ernie Haase

On today's episode, we chat with Ernie Haase! Ernie and Lisa make their home in Stow, Ohio, the foundation for StowTown Records. Ernie started his legendary quartet (EHSS) in 2003. Then, in 2011, he helped begin this specialty Southern Gospel record label along with good friend and fellow co-founder Wayne Haun. The Newburgh, IN, native grew up enjoying the sounds of Gospel music and, more specifically, quartet music. His favorite quartet was the legendary Cathedrals. "I remember going to hear them sing anytime they were near my hometown. When I was a teenager, I would always show up early, sometimes even before they did, and help them unload their bus. It was my dream to sing with them one day." That dream became a reality in 1990, when Ernie received the call to join his favorite quartet. At the time Ernie, who had previously sung with renown songwriter Squire Parsons in his quartet, Redeemed, was doing solo concerts and traveling in his car wherever he was invited to sing. On one particular night in the spring of 1990, Ernie was invited to sing at his alma mater, Oakland City University. Also scheduled at the concert was the Cathedrals. Little did Ernie know that his performance that evening would serve as his unofficial audition for the legendary quartet. The Cathedrals' bass singer, George Younce, was waiting in the wings, backstage, watching and listening to Haase's performance. Obviously, George liked what he heard and saw because, within a week, Ernie was making his way to meet the group for his first performance as the Cathedrals' tenor. Shortly thereafter, Ernie had the opportunity to meet the entire Younce family. Ernie's attention was quickly captured by George's daughter, Lisa, and following a whirlwind courtship, the two married in December of 1990. Lisa helps Ernie in the Signature Sound office, handling the business affairs of the quartet, and when the two aren't busy working, they enjoy reading, biking and simply spending time together. In his spare time, Ernie enjoys playing basketball, collecting vintage albums of some of the great Gospel quartets and other Southern Gospel artists, and he has a huge collection of many classic recordings along with a wide variety of Elvis Presley memorabilia. Signature Sound's latest single, 'We are the Church', is out now! Each Friday Ernie and the guys offer new music, on their Youtube channel, and conversion and information about all the good things they have planned for you the listener. Tune in every Friday at 7pm est to see it live or come back here anytime to watch. erniehaase.com @erniehaase christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
2/7/202449 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 141 | Mack Brock

On today's episode, we chat with Mack Brock! Centricity Music recording artist and songwriter Mack Brock is one of the founding members of GRAMMY Award-winning Elevation Worship. Co-penning some of Elevation’s earliest hits, like RIAA certified Double Platinum® single “O Come To The Altar,” Platinum-certified “Do It Again” and Gold-certified “Resurrecting,” Brock has also written songs recorded by Phil Wickham, Jesus Culture, Passion, Pat Barrett and Bryan & Katie Torwalt, among others. After a decade with Elevation Worship, Brock released his debut, Greater Things, which garnered him a radio hit with the title-cut. The five-track Covered EP followed the next year, and 2020’s SPACE cemented Brock as a bonafide solo artist. His newest single, the anthemic “Just Like You’ve Always Done,” which is his first for Centricity Music, was co-written with Hank Bentley and Jessie Early. The song boasts of the consistency of God yesterday, today and forever. “It’s the launching pad of what we believe,” Brock says of the fresh track. “He is the same as He’s always been. He’s the same God that’s the lead character in all the stories we’ve read in Scripture. He’s still working miracles.” The strength of Brock’s new music rides on the hope he finds in the unfolding story his family is living. The South Carolina native and his wife, Meredith, who currently serves as the CEO of Proverbs 31 Ministries, have three children. From the unexpected joy discovered in foster parenting to leaving the known to pursue the unknown, Brock writes songs to remind his own heart and encourage others that there’s an all-knowing God who is sovereign over it all and is worthy of all our praise. “With my music, I’m just trying to relive all the times God has shown up,” he says. “I want to use that as a catalyst to build my faith and, hopefully, encourage others in their faith for the future as well.” mackbrock.com @mackbrock christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
1/31/202440 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 140 | Alisa Childers

On today's episode, we chat with Alisa Childers! Alisa was born in the San Fernando Valley, CA to Karen and her husband, pioneer Christian artist, Chuck Girard. While still a young woman in the late 1990s, Alisa and two friends formed the group, ZOEgirl who signed with Sparrow Records in 1999. ZOEgirl went on to become one of the fastest selling debut artists in the label’s history, even winning the New Artists of the Year at the 2002 GMA Dove Awards. After seven years together, the group amicably split and remain friends. Today, Alisa is a wife, mom, an author and speaker and writes a popular apologetics blog for doubting Christians and honest skeptics. Her first book, “Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity” was released in October 2020 and describes Alisa’s journey over the last several years as she wrestled with questions that really strike at the heart of what it means to be a Biblical or historic Christian.  Her new book, 'The Deconstruction of Christianity', hits shelves January 30th. In this seminal book, Alisa Childers, author of Another Gospel?, and Tim Barnett, creator of Red Pen Logic, will help you understand what deconstruction is, where it comes from, why it is compelling to some, and how it disorients the lives of so many. You will be able to think through the main issues around faith deconstruction and explore wise and loving ways to respond from a biblical worldview. alisachilders.com @alisachilders christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
1/24/202448 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 139 | Corey Mann

On today’s episode, we chat with Corey Mann!  Corey started at Pulse FM in January 2009.He started in mainstream radio in 1988.  Alongside waking up early for the morning show on Pulse FM in South Bend, Indiana, (92.1, 96.9, 103.1)  Corey published his first kid’s book in 2016. He also host a podcast, “What Else with Corey Mann” and chats with Pulse FM artists.He was local DJ / Personality of the year 2011 – CMB Air-Personality of the Year.  In 2018, Leader Publications Best of the Best. In 2023 – CMB Podcast of the Year nominee / Small Market Radio Station of the Year nominee, also, Spark Media ‘Ignite’ Conference “Fan Favorite” Best Male Host award! @mrcoreymann christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
1/17/202448 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 138 | Iveth Luna

On today's episode, we chat with Iveth Luna! Named one of the “Top 10 Unforgettable Artists of 2022” by Air1 Radio, Red Street Records’ Iveth Luna is one of Contemporary Christian Music’s newcomers on a mission to point listeners to Jesus. Iveth’s musical journey started early in the Church, where she felt called to use her talents to honor the Lord. When music and God’s word were combined, it brought healing for her through hard times, she began writing music to share with others this message of hope and truth. Tapping into her experience as a worship leader combined with her pop/Latin roots, Iveth’s distinct sound, and bilingual talents give her an edge within the genre. With over 7 million streams in 2022, her debut single “In You”, reached #28 on the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart and was included on Air1 Radio’s “Top 10 Unforgettable Songs of 2022.” Iveth is hopeful that her music will bring healing to others as it did for her. Her album, Just Like Jesus, is out now! ivethluna.com @ivethlunamusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
1/10/202439 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 137 | Amanda Nolan | Friday Edition

On today's Friday edition, we chat with Amanda Nolan! Amanda Nolan is a singer/songwriter whose passion is to bring people to Christ through music! We chat about her start in music, what inspires her to write, her favorite things, and much more! Her latest single, 'To be Wanted', is out now! @amandanolanmusic Christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
1/5/202429 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 136 | Rabbi Jason Sobel

On today's episode, we chat with Rabbi Jason Sobel! Raised in a Jewish home in New Jersey, Rabbi Jason Sobel dedicated much of his life to finding truth. After years of seeking and studying, he encountered the Lord and found his true destiny as a Jewish follower of Jesus (Yeshua). Suddenly, all the traditions Rabbi Jason grew up with took on new depth and meaning as God connected ancient wisdom with the teachings of the Messiah. Rabbi Jason received his Rabbinic ordination from the UMJC (Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations) in 2005 and has a Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies. He is the author of several books, including his most recent book, the nationally bestselling Mysteries of the Messiah: Unveiling Divine Connections from Genesis to Today and just released, Rabbi Jason’s and Kathie Lee Gifford’s new book The God of the Way–A New York Times and USA Today Best Seller! Rabbi Jason is the author of Breakthrough and Aligning with God’s Appointed Times. Rabbi Jason also co-authored the New York Times bestseller The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi with Kathie Lee Gifford. He is the spiritual advisor to The Chosen TV Series, host of The Chosen Unveiled  on TBN. His next major release is Mysteries of the Messiah, a twelve-part TV series on TBN. His latest book, Signs & Secrets of the Messiah, is out now! fusionglobal.org @rabbijasonsobel christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
1/3/202441 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 135 | Year End Show

On today's last episode of the year, we chat our favorite interviews, songs, shows, etc. of 2023! We look forward to 2024, and thatnk you, dear listener for being a loyal listener! christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
12/27/202316 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 134 | Justin Gambino | Friday Edition

On today's episode, we chat with Justin Gambino! Since 2015, acclaimed Texas-based singer/songwriter Justin Gambino has been developing an enthusiastic following across the United States and around the world with his charismatic live performances and hope-filled anthems. With an EP, a full-length recording, and numerous cinematic music videos to his credit, Gambino’s signature songs include “Your Hands & Feet,” “Anchored” and “Going Under.” He’s performed at festivals, churches, camps and other venues, opening for such genre leaders as TobyMac, for KING + COUNTRY, Crowder, Casting Crowns, Skillet and Switchfoot. Gambino’s testimony is a consistent theme in his music and ministry. A rebellious teen, he was arrested for theft at the age of 18. Opting for military enlistment and community service in lieu of incarceration, he spent eight years in the US Navy. While serving in Iraq, Gambino was asked to lead worship on base, rekindling a love for music he first embraced as a child. Battling PTSD and anger issues following his military service, Gambino turned to alcohol and spiraled into depression and despair. One night, on the floor of his apartment, he cried out to God for help and a new journey of redemption, hope and purpose began. Coming full circle, Gambino now holds the Brazoria County Revival each year on the steps of the Texas courthouse where he was sentenced as a teen. Made New, the second full-length studio recording from acclaimed singer/songwriter Justin Gambino, is now available everywhere. Tracing his prodigal years and the abounding grace and mercy Gambino embraced when he finally returned to the Father, Made New was produced by Nashville-based session player and producer Walter Halliwell.  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
12/22/202356 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 133 | Michael Tait | I Believe in Christmas | Newsboys | dcTalk

On today’s episode, we chat with Michael Tait!  Michael is the lead singer of Newsboys and part of the iconic Christian music group dcTalk, where he contributed as one of the three vocalists. Tait's career spans decades, showcasing his significant influence in the contemporary Christian music scene.  His latest solo Christmas EP, ‘I Believe in Christmas’, is out now!  newsboys.com @michaeltait @newsboys christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
12/20/202337 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 132 | Grace Graber | Friday Edition

On today's Friday edition, we chat with Grace Graber! In many ways, Grace Graber is the voice of a rising movement full of people who believe that maybe both faith and mental health matter — in fact, maybe they’re inextricably intertwined.   With a pop-punk sound in the playful yet heartfelt tradition of Avril Lavigne, Grace’s musical message runs in tandem with her viral social media presence. Her candid conversations about mental health, music, and her faith resonate with followers who immediately feel a kinship with her genuine heart. Part of that authenticity stems from the fact that Grace Graber has lived a journey very similar to her listeners.   “This ministry, the rest of my music, none of this is about me,” Grace is quick to say. “It’s about what God wants to do in His people, specifically through mental health. That’s an epidemic right now. We need to be talking about it more. I’m not doing music for me, to get on radio, to get signed. I’m doing music to save lives.”   Not too long ago, Grace Graber was a suicidal teenager struggling with PTSD from severe bullying. Music gave her the ability to survive— specifically, a Hawk Nelson song that met her where she was. In a glorious full-circle moment, Hawk Nelson’s founding vocalist Jason Dunn would later feature on Grace’s song “This One’s For You,” a track from the Conversations EP that was written for anyone in a place like the one she walked through.   “I feel like God opened more doors to healing,” Grace reflects. “It was like opening up a wound and forcing myself to feel some trauma that I didn't realize I could still feel. Now that I have a therapist and a team, now that I’ve done this collaboration and I'm in a healthy place, I'm able to find resolution to it all for my teenage self, who is content and happy and feels valued.”   Songs like “The Light” and “Do It For Me” speak to some of that possibility of healing, with Grace being fixed on the core message: “if God can do it for me, He can do it for anybody.”   Her latest single, 'Superficiality' is out now! gracegraber.com @gracegrabermusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
12/15/202345 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 131 | Fellowship Creative

On today's episode, we chat with Derric from Fellowship Creative! Fellowship Creative is a band who wants to help you know Jesus. While most Christian artists begin at their church and then move on, Fellowship Creative is still serving every Sunday at their home church, Fellowship Church. It is there that they reflect the heart of their Pastor, Ed Young, to creatively and passionately introduce people to Jesus. These stories of life change continue to inspire the music of Fellowship Creative. Their most recent project, “Til The Day I Die,” comes from a chapter of grief and loss over the tragic death of friend, family, and team member, LeeBeth Young, the oldest daughter of Ed & Lisa Young. Her death opened up a chapter of asking God tough questions and really working out what it means to trust Jesus. The church was where they processed their pain, and this experience inspired these songs of honest vulnerability, deep introspection, and a renewed level of faith.  Every song and artist has a message they want to share. For Fellowship Creative, its simple - Jesus is the hope of the world. And they’ll be writing songs, serving in their church, and spreading that message ‘til the day they die. Their latest album, 'The Help Project", is out now! fellowshipcreative.com @fellowshipcreative christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
12/13/202355 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 130 | Consumed by Fire | Christmas

On today's episode, we chat with two-time guests, Consumed by Fire! Coming off the very successful First Things First tour, the 3 brothers, Jordan, Caleb, and Josh, are on the Wait is over Christmas tour, with our friend, Jordan St. Cyr! It's always a good time chatting with these guys, we play a favorite artist game, talk Christmas, and much more! For all the tour dates, check out their website below! consumedbyfire.com @consumedbyfire christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
12/6/202354 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 129 | Mac Powell

On today's episode, we chat with Mac Powell! Mac Powell, former frontman of the Christian rock band Third Day. Throughout their nearly three-decade career, the band sold over 10 million albums, earned four Grammy Awards, one American Music Award, 24 Dove Awards, and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Since Third Day’s farewell tour in 2018 Mac released his debut solo Christian album “New Creation” on October 15th, 2021 which landed at NO.1 on the Top Christian & Gospel album chart. River of Life, the debut single from “New Creation” became a Top 10 hit at Christian radio followed by the multi-week title track, New Creation, which spent 7 weeks at NO. 2 and 16 weeks inside the top 10. Mac is on staff at Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, GA where he lives with his wife Aimee and children. Mac's latest Christmas EP is out now. You can catch him on the K-Love Christmas tour with Danny Gokey and Natalie Grant, and on the hits deep tour with TobyMac in January! macpowell.com @macpowell christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
11/29/202333 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 128 | Billy Ballenger talks about The Greatest Gift

On today's episode, we chat with two time guest, Billy Ballenger! In 2020, Billy joined the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular lineup—performing in 31 arenas around the country. He has released six full-length recordings, along with two EPs: 2020’s Walking on Waves, 2021's Tree and the Nails, and several 2022 singles like Mercy, I Believe it, Close to You and more. His story has been featured on the 700 Club, Life Today, 100 Huntley Street, "Weathering the Storm" with Ryan Stevenson, and in Home Life Magazine among other leading media outlets. Billy is incredibly grateful for the friendships and collaboration he’s found touring with artists like Building 429, NewSong, and so many more. However, He’s not done yet! To make an impact wherever he goes, he continues to accept opportunities to expand his outreach to reflect the hope of Jesus Christ through his music and speaking. Billy's latest Christmas singles are out now, with the Greatest Gift, releasing Friday! billyballenger.com @billyballengermusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
11/22/202348 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 127 Adam Anders | Journey to Bethlehem

On today's episode, we chat with Adam Anders! Adam Anders have sold more than 100 million albums and created the music for some of the most successful major motion pictures and television shows in history. His songs have broken music chart records and his work has earned him 3 Grammy nominations, 2 People’s Choice Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards and an ARIA Award and has established him as one of the most in demand creators and producers of music driven content in the business. Adam is a veteran governor of the LA Chapter of the Recording Academy, having served 4 years thus far. Anders was Executive Music Producer for the Warner Brothers film Rock Of Ages and served as Executive Music Producer for FOX-TV’s wildly popular television show “Glee.” Anders music can be heard on many major motion pictures, movies made for television, and television shows including, Glee, The Descendents, Disney’s High School Musical 3, The Young Victoria, Cheetah Girls 3, Evan Almighty, The Wedding Planner, Rugrats In Paris, Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2, Hannah Montana, and Starstruck, among many more. He makes his directing debut, in the Christmas movie, 'Journey to Bethlehem', in theaters now! andersmedia.com @i_am_adamanders journeytobethlehemmovie.com @JTBmovie christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
11/15/202331 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 126 | John Cooper | Skillet

On today's episode we chat with John Cooper with Skillet! John Cooper is the lead vocalist, bassist, and songwriter/producer for Skillet, one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century. The two-time Grammy-award nominated, 17X platinum band was inducted to Pandora’s Billionaire club after garnering 2 billion streams, took home a Billboard music Award and more. Their breakout single “Monster” remains “one of the most-streamed rock songs of all time.” John and his wife Korey have toured together all of their 27 + years of marriage, along with their two children. They are passionate about sharing the truth of Christ to the world through music, the popular Cooper Stuff Podcast, two Skillet graphic novels, Cooper’s best-selling book, Awake & Alive to Truth, and a brand new book, Wimpy, Weak, and Woke, which releases on November 14th! skillet.com johnlcooper.com @skilletmusic @johnlcooper christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
11/8/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 125 | Riley Clemmons

On today's episode, we chat with Riley Clemmons! Riley Clemmons is a rising artist from Nashville, TN who has accumulated over half a billion global streams and 85 million YouTube video views since the beginning of her almost decade long career. After spending years refining her craft in writers’ rooms, Riley sky-rocketed onto the scene with her 2017 Capitol CMG debut single “Broken Prayers”, which has generated over 56 million global streams since its release. Her 2018 self-titled album debut quickly entered the Billboard Heatseekers chart, debuting at No. 13.  Riley released her long awaited third studio album, Church Pew. The 11-track album, co-produced with Jeff Pardo, marks a season a self-discovery for Riley. After experiencing depression and burn out brought on by the pressures of being in the spotlight for so long, Riley spent the better part of a year reflecting and finding what brought her true joy. The resulting body of work follows that journey and demonstrates who she is at her core. Though no stranger to the studio, Church Pew, marks the first time Riley has stepped into the role of Executive Producer. “It feels as though my entire life has been leading up to the creation of this record” shares Riley. “With that said, this album was born from the lowest and toughest point in my life thus far. During an ongoing battle with depression and anxiety and navigating what felt like a true identity crisis, I took a step back from music and creating to live life. I was able to pause long enough to rediscover what I loved and resonated with sonically and lyrically, as I began to allow myself the space to naturally evolve, change, and grow.  rileyclemmons.com @rileyclemmons christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
11/1/202335 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 124 | GMA Dove Awards Press Room Coverage

On today's episode, the Christian Music Guys are in Nashville TN. covering the 54th GMA Doves! We are in the press room covering all of the winners, presenters, and performers! You'll hear from, Tobymac, Blessing Offor, Elevation Worship, Jason Crabb, Dylan Scott, Brooke Ligertwood, Miel San Marcos, and Brandon Lake! For a full list of winners go to: https://gospelmusic.org/news/winners-announced-for-the-54th-annual-gma-dove-awards christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
10/25/202335 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 123 | Michael Bethany

On today's episode, we chat with Michael Bethany! Stellar Award nominated songwriter and two-time BMI Christian Song Award recipient (Fred Hammond’s No. 1 Billboard hit “They That Wait” and “Here In Our Praise”), Michael Bethany is passionate about creating multicultural worship experiences that activate an overflow of intimacy with God. His freshman independent album, Yours Forever, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart while his videos have received over 19 million views on YouTube alone. Collaborating with musical greats like Hammond, Tamela Mann, Leeland Mooring, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann and more, Michael is based out of Gateway Church in Southlake, TX where he leads dynamic worship at services and conferences. Featured by TBN, Daystar and other television networks, Michael has mentored and empowered worship ministries around the world. A native of St. Louis, MO, Michael now resides in Fort Worth, TX along with his wife, Chavon, and two sons. His latest album, 'Overflow' is out now! michaelbethany.com @michaelbethanyofficial christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
10/18/202353 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 122 | PEABOD

On today's episode, we chat with PEABOD! Hailing from Seattle, Washington, PEABOD discovered his love for music at an early age. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of influences, from classic hip-hop pioneers to modern-day pop icons, he forged a unique sound that fuses catchy melodies with thought-provoking storytelling. It's this distinctive blend that has garnered him a devoted following and critical acclaim in the music industry. PEABOD's music speaks to the human experience, tackling relatable themes such as self-discovery, relationships, and personal growth. Through his authentic and introspective lyrics, he invites listeners to reflect on their own lives and find solace in the shared experiences he portrays. His latest single, 'Lifetime Supply' is out now! peabodraps.com @peabodraps christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
10/11/202350 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 121 | Natalie Grant

On today's episode, we chat with Natalie Grant! As a Nine-time GRAMMY® nominee and Five-time GMA Dove Awards Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant has become an icon in Christian & Gospel music. In addition to garnering more than 500 million streams and multiple number #1 albums and singles on the Billboard Charts, she is also a respected author and philanthropist. She is the co-founder of Hope for Justice, a non-profit organization in the fight against human trafficking, which has 32 offices across 9 countries and 5 continents and has helped 102,803 children in the last year. Her new album, 'Seasons', drops this Friday, October 6th! @nataliegrant nataliegrant.com christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
10/4/202342 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 120 | Willie Robertson | The Blind Movie | Duck Dynasty

On today's episode, we chat with Willie Robertson! Willie Robertson is the CEO of Duck Commander and Buck Commander and was the star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty”. Robertson has expanded his family companies, from a living room operation to a multi-million-dollar enterprise and destination for all things outdoors. Duck Commander is the best-selling duck call brand in the U.S.  He is the Executive Producer of 'The Blind'. Long before Phil Robertson was a reality TV star, he fell in love, started a family, and began to spiral out of control. THE BLIND shares never-before-revealed moments in Phil’s life as he seeks to conquer the shame of his past, ultimately finding redemption in an unlikely place. "The Blind, releases, Thursday, September 28th! theblindmovie.com @theblindmovie christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
9/27/202356 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 119 | Carolyn Weber | Sunday Edition

On today's special Sunday edition, we chat with Carolyn Weber! A Commonwealth Scholar, Dr. Carolyn Weber holds her B.A. Hon. from Huron College at Western University, Canada and her M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford University, England. Dr. Weber is an award-winning author, popular professor and international speaker with talks ranging from campuses world-wide to Billy Graham’s Cove and 100 Huntley Street. She has given numerous radio, television and podcast interviews on the intersection of faith and literature, as well as topics related to women and faith. She has served as faculty at Oxford University, Seattle University, University of San Francisco, Westmont College, Brescia University College and Heritage College and Seminary. She was the first female dean of St. Peter’s College, Oxford. Dr. Weber recently relocated to the Nashville, TN area to work more closely with its special creative community dedicated to faith and the arts. She is delighted to serve as a professor at New College Franklin in Franklin, TN, where she is grateful to be part of the rich fellowship of learning at this unique and wonderful college. Carolyn Weber’s first memoir, Surprised by Oxford (Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins) won among other distinctions the Grace Irwin Award, the largest award for Christian writing in Canada. Holy is the Day: Living in the Gift of the Present (InterVarsity Press) was short listed for the same prize, and won the faith living category. Surprised by Oxford is the incredible true story of Caro Drake, a young, headstrong American who lands a coveted scholarship to the University of Oxford for her postgraduate studies. Burdened with trust issues and intellectually hostile towards the abstract, Caro begins her time in Oxford with the singular goal of attaining her PhD. But through a tempestuous friendship with a charming young man and the wise counsel of the college’s first female provost, Caro begins to open herself up to mystery, vulnerability, and the possibility of love. Surprised by Oxford invites audiences into a world of romance, reason, and high calling. The true-life story of college-aged American Caro Drake is a wonder-filled exploration of life’s beauty and complexity, experienced in a manner not entirely dissimilar to C.S. Lewis’s famous awakening nearly a century ago in the hallowed halls of Oxford, England. Check it out this Wednesday, September 27th, and Sunday, October 1st! surprisedbyoxford.movie @surprisedbyoxford christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
9/24/202312 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 118 | Babylon Bee

On today's episode, we chat with Kyle, from The Babylon Bee! The Babylon Bee is the world’s best satire site, totally inerrant in all its truth claims. They write satire about Christian stuff, political stuff, and everyday life. Their latest book, 'The Babylon Bee guide to gender' is out now! babylonbee.com @thebabylonbee christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
9/20/202349 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 117 | Jason Brown | Camp Hideout

On today's episode, we chat with Producer, Jason brown! His latest movie, Camp Hideout, releases nationwide, this Friday, the 15th! When mischievous Noah (Ethan Drew) gets himself into trouble with 2 “bad guys” by accidentally stealing their property, he escapes to a summer camp. Little does he know this camp is run by the notorious Falco (Christopher Lloyd) and his dog Lazarus who both despise technology and have a short temper when it comes to children. Thankfully there are kind and optimistic camp leaders like Jake (Corbin Bleu) to help guide him and cheer him up. Although Noah is extremely pessimistic upon arrival, he begins to soften and create bonds with some of the other kids at camp. He learns some valuable lessons in integrity, faith, and friendship which is helpful when the bad guys show up looking for him and their missing item. The camp kids band together in a Home Alone style funhouse in the woods with boobie traps ranging from slick decks with zip lines at the lake to huts filled with bees. In the end, Falco steps up to help the kids and they all learn a valuable lesson in sticking together. Starring Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), Amanda Leighton (This is Us), Ethan Drew (Camp Hideout), and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Camp Hideout  is directed by Sean Olson, written by Kat Olson, C. Neil Davenport, and Dave DeBorde, and produced by PZAJ’s Phillip Glasser and Called Higher Studio’s Jason Brown. camphideoutmovie.com @calledhigherstudios christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
9/13/202321 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 116 | Max Lucado tells us God Never Gives Up On You!

On today's episode, we chat with 2 time guest, Pastor Max Lucado! Max Lucado is a pastor, speaker, and best-selling author who, in his own words, “writes books for people who don’t read books.” He serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, and his message is for the hurting, the guilty, the lonely, and the discouraged: God loves you; let him. As a writer, Max is known for combining poetic storytelling and homespun humor with the heart of a pastor. All of his trade books began as sermon series at Oak Hills Church, and his sermons all begin with Max asking himself this question: “What can I say on Sunday that will still matter on Monday?” He’s been dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Christianity Today, and “The Best Preacher in America” by Reader’s Digest. Max’s books have sold more than 145 million copies in over 50 languages worldwide. He published On the Anvil, his first trade book, in 1985. His 44th trade book, Help Is Here, was released in 2022. Max’s books regularly appear on bestseller lists, including The New York Times. His writing has also been featured in Bible studies, Bible commentaries, songs, greeting cards, and even plush toys. He is the recipient of the 2021 ECPA Pinnacle Award for his outstanding contribution to the publishing industry. God Never Gives Up on You is a book for the members of the Lost Halo Society. For the strugglers among us and the fumbler within us. For those of us who are part saint, part scoundrel. We mean well, but we don’t always do well. We have breakthroughs and breakdowns, often in the same hour. We need no reminder of our failures, but we could always use a refresher course on God’s perfect plan to use imperfect people to do great things. Jacob’s story invites us to believe in a God who sticks beside the unworthy and underachievers and leads us safely home. If God can use Jacob to further his kingdom, he can use us too. maxlucado.com @maxlucado christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
9/6/202340 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 115 | Nathan Sheridan

On today's episode, we chat with Nathan Sheridan! Nathan Sheridan is a Contemporary Christian artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. After being born to parents dealing with addiction, Sheridan and his sister - Sara - were raised by their grandparents in Louisiana. At a young age, Sara, was diagnosed with brain cancer and passed away shortly after. Not knowing where to turn, he enlisted in the U.S. Army at 17, where he was serving in the states and overseas for the next 6 years. It was during this time that he started using music to share his faith and his powerful testimony. He was also awarded the Volunteer Service Medal for leading worship for thousands in Kuwait.  With songs like, "Something Worth Singing About" which has reached over 3 million streams and garnered national radio play. He's shared the stage with artists like Cain, Matthew West, and Amy Grant. His newest single "Do You Know" is out now. Whether he's releasing new music or going on tour, Nathan wants to continue sharing his message that there is hope no matter what you are facing and that God can meet you wherever you are at. nathansheridanofficial.com @nathansheridanmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
8/30/202348 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 114 | Chosen Road

On today's episode, we chat with Chosen Road! Chosen Road has carved a singular niche in the musical landscape with their world-class Appalachian instrumentation combined with a passion for sharing and living the Gospel. Comprised of founding member Jonathan Buckner, along with Zachary Alvis, Tyler Robertson and Josh Hicks, the group has been carefully honing their craft since 2009, releasing six albums and performing at festivals, fairs, churches and theaters across the United States as well as overseas. Their 2020 recording, Appalachian Worship, reached #4 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart, and remained a fixture there for a notable 30 weeks. In addition, the group’s 2021 Appalachian Hymns spent eight weeks in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart. Appalachian Christmas, the latest release and first holiday recording, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart. Released on the newly-relaunched historic label Thoroughbred Records, Appalachian Christmas leads recordings by such iconic artists as Dolly Parton and Robert Plant/Alison Krauss, along with bluegrass sensations Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle, in the chart’s Top 10. Their latest album, 'It never gets old', features hymns, classics, and new songs all showcasing the groups signature blend of traditional Appalachian instrumentation and tight harmonies. chosenroadmusic.com @officialchosenroad christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
8/23/202346 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 113 | Seth & Nirva

On today's episode, we chat with Husband & Wife duo, Seth & Nirva! Known for delivering worshipful, vertical songs that uniquely blend a range of pop and gospel influences, Seth & Nirva are each extraordinary artists in their own right. Nirva was a vocalist in TobyMac’s Diverse City Band for over a decade, while Seth served as a backing vocalist for some of Christian music’s leading names, including Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans. The duo’s 2014 debut, I Need You, was followed by 2016’s Never Alone. The latter project is highlighted by the racial reconciliation anthem “Brother” (feat. TobyMac), its message continuing to open doors for the couple to sing and speak on the subject at churches and conferences throughout the US and abroad. In 2020, Seth & Nirva released One Voice, a 13-track collection of music and spoken-word vignettes further addressing such topics as racial reconciliation and apologetics. Now based in Virginia, where Nirva serves as an assistant professor of commercial music at Liberty University, Seth & Nirva also continue to co-host their Freemind Podcast. Since its launch in 2018, the podcast has released more than 100 episodes addressing cultural hot-button issues from a biblical perspective. Their latest music release, On Earth, is a six-song EP inspired by the words of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). The couple’s iconic fusion of pop, neo-soul and gospel sounds saturate an impassioned collection imploring Christians to stand firm amidst the moral decline of culture. sethandnirva.com @sethandnirva christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys youtube.com/@ChristianMusicGuys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
8/16/202357 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 112 | Amanda Janson

On today's episode, we chat with Amanda Janson! Amanda Janson, a singer/songwriter based in Nashville, TN, has released 'In the Name of Jesus'. The song is described as an anthem for 2022, and was produced by 5 time Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated producer Chris Bevin and recorded by Grammy-winning engineer Jerricho Scroggins."Following the last two years which have been so hard on so many people around us. I truly believe it can minister to those who hear it and remind them of the power behind the name of Jesus", Amanda says.Amanda has loved music since an early age and after an unfulfilling pursuit of musical theater and Broadway, she knew there was something more to music and to life. After giving her life to the Lord in 2013, Amanda began leading worship and writing songs about her faith. Her latest single, 'The River (living water) is out now! amandajansonmusic.com @amandajansonmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
8/9/202340 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 111 | Sting Ray Robb

On today's episode, we chat with rookie Indy driver, Sting Ray Robb! Sting Ray started chasing his dream and began kart racing at age 5. Over the next ten years, he garnered several National Titles and was twice ranked the number one US Driver in his age group. He remains the only Triple Crown winner - having won the Florida Winter Tour Championship, the CanAm Championship, and the Challenge of the Americas Championship all in the same year. He earned a much coveted seat on Team USA in three consecutive years that allowed him to compete in Spain, Portugal and Italy. His transition to formula open wheel began at the Skip Barber Karts to Cars Shootout, where he was the recipient of the Bryan Herta Scholarship and named the Winter Series Rookie of the Year. That scholarship enabled him to transition to the Road to Indy at the age of 15. That Indy Pro Championship provided Sting Ray the opportunity to transition to Indy Lights where he successfully piloted the Andretti Autosport #2 to the 2022 Indy Lights VICE CHAMPIONSHIP. Sting Ray finished the 2022 season with 11 Top Five finishes, 8 Podiums, 4 Fastest Laps, 2 Poles, 1 Win, 99% Laps Completed. Sting Ray is now realizing his dream of driving in the NTT INDYCAR Series piloting the #51 Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing INDYCAR. Check out Sting Ray this Friday, on NBC, on the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, this Friday at 12pm EST.! stingrayrobb.com @stingrayrobb christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
8/2/202334 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 110 | Dennis Quaid

On today's episode, we chat with Dennis Quaid! Dennis Quaid is an Emmy Award and two-time Golden Globe nominee, who's known for his roles in hit films The Rookie, The Day After Tomorrow, Traffic, Vantage Point, Frequency, The Parent Trap, Soul Surfer, The Right Stuff, Breaking Away, Midway and many more. Alongside his acting career, Quaid is also a respected singer-songwriter with hundreds of thousands of miles under his belt as a recording and touring musician who’s been playing music since his grandfather bought him his first guitar. On the film and television side, Quaid's latest big-screen credits include starring roles in Netflix’s uplifting film, Blue Miracle, Sony’s thriller The Intruder, Universal’s A Dog’s Journey and A Dog’s Purpose, Roadside Attractions’ I Can Only Imagine, and the third season of Amazon’s Goliath opposite Billy Bob Thornton, among others. Quaid recently completed production portraying the 40th president of the United States in the biopic, REAGAN, produced by Mark Joseph and directed by Sean McNamara. His latest gospel album, 'Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners', is out this Friday!  dennisquaidishere.com @dennisquaid christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
7/26/202335 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 109 | Big Announcement Episode!!

On today's edition of the Christian Music Guys, we talk about our big announcement! We will be at Ichthus Festival 2023! Beginning in 1970, following the historic Asbury Revivals, Ichthus became known as one of the nation’s longest-running Christian music events. Taking its name from ichthys, the fish symbol used by early Christians, Ichthus carried out a mission to be an alternative to secular events like Woodstock and was designed to reach high school and college students.    In 2013 the Ichthus grounds in Wilmore Ky. were purchased by Joe and Cheryl Lycan, who renamed the property “Servant Heart Farm”. The couple is dedicated to bringing the Ichthus experience back home to the farm.    With new ownership and a new vision for ministry, through a partnership with a small group of volunteers and local contributors, Ichthus was relaunched in 2021. We can’t wait for you to join us in 2023 at Servant Heart Farm (the “Ichthus Farm”) as we Take it Back to the Cross. ichthusfest.org @ichthusmusicfest christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
7/19/202317 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 108 | Blessing Offor

On today's episode, we chat with Blessing Offor! Blessing Offor speaks to relatable experiences of struggle, triumph, life, and love from a distinctive perspective as a Nigerian-born, Connecticut-raised, and Nashville-based singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Exhibiting virtuosic piano ability, honest songwriting, and a showstopping voice, his musical fluency and creative foresight are unmatched only made more inspiring by his journey. With five older siblings, Blessing left Nigeria at just six years old to live with his uncle in Connecticut. Glaucoma left him blind in one eye, and Mom and Dad felt he might find better medical care in the United States. He lost sight in the other eye at ten years old due to a water gun accident. Nevertheless, Blessing dove into music. He devoured classics by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Commodores, and Barry White. He was even allowed to listen to Eminem under one condition – “If I said any of the words, my uncle would take it away,” he laughs. From a young age, Blessing had the natural ability to learn music by ear, developing incredible skill while quickly building his musical index. “Seeing things differently—no pun intended—helps me elucidate concepts in ways people aren’t used to,” he notes. “Everybody has a different filter and a place they come from. My place was, ‘Oh man, my vision is terrible.’ It was frustrating early on, but it trained my ear.” Now, this international upbringing, unbelievable journey, quiet grind, and confluence of styles define his 2023 debut full-length album, My Tribe, that brings together soul, pop, R&B, and African styles in service of a universal sound—which he fittingly dubs “the genre of humanity.” “All of the elements on this record come together to make one whole human,” he observes. “We all have a little bit of spirituality, a little bit of pain, and a little bit of joy. These lyrics are my words from my life. Musically, there’s a lot of who I am! Last but not least, I wasn’t afraid to be honest. There are some heartbreak songs, and there are some more ambiguous songs. This is music for the world. This is music for every universal feeling we have regardless of who we are. Ultimately, I tried to make a life record.” --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
7/12/202341 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 107 | After Grace

On today's episode, we chat with emerging artist, duo, After Grace! Brothers-in-law Cody Clark and Jerad Moffitt formed After Grace in their hometown of Mountain Home, Arkansas in 2013. The duo released the singles “Save Me” and “Shine” in 2016 and 2017, respectively, In 2019 After Grace’s debut EP, “You Know”, released with the project’s title-cut garnering airplay on Christian AC radio. In 2020, After Grace released two singles (Simple Things, Forever Home). “Simple Things” shares a piece of Cody’s heart and personal story, while “Forever Home” shares about Jerad’s journey in adopting children into his home. The duo has performed with artists such as TobyMac, Crowder, Building 429, Colton Dixon, 7eventh Time Down, Sanctus Real, and Cochren & Co., among others. Their latest single, 'It's okay (Feel this way)' is out now! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
6/28/202350 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 106 | Joseph O' Brien

On today's episode, we chat with emerging artist, Joseph O'Brien! Joseph O’Brien has already taken the music world by storm, all while still attending college. Growing up with two musical parents, the Brentwood, TN native had music running through his blood from day one. At age 12, he taught himself how to play the piano and realized that is where his passion was. O’Brien says, “I’ve always gravitated towards performance. It’s one of those unexplainable drives that God puts in you. Music was one of those few things that it didn’t seem like a burden to learn and grow in.” His talent took him to the quarter-finals of “America’s Got Talent” and CCM legend, TobyMac took notice as well, signing him to his Gotee label. O’Brien hopes to write songs that inspire others, especially his generation, to be bold for Christ and dig deeper into their own faith. His sound has been described by others to resemble For King and Country and Owl City, who he counts as some of his inspiration. As O’Brien releases his brand new music, he is excited to continue to encourage through his music and faith. His latest single, 'Down in my heart' is available now! josephobrienmusic.com @jbobrienmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys youtube.com/@ChristianMusicGuys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
6/21/202356 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 105 | Todd Smith | Selah | Friday Edition

On today's Friday edition, we chat with Todd Smith from Selah! With more than half a billion streams, over 4 million albums sold, and 11 GMA Dove Awards to their credit, Selah’s Allan Hall, Amy Perry, and Todd Smith have earned a reputation for not only delivering compelling new anthems but also for reviving great hymns of faith. Their soaring harmonies and distinctive lead vocals have breathed new life into timeless musical treasures that have ministered to believers for generations.  They have also populated culture with such enduring hits as “Press On,” “Wonderful, Merciful Savior,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Hope of the Broken World” and “All My Praise.” Todd has recently released solo singles, and his EP 'Leave it to Love', is releasing soon! His latest single, 'Promises' is available now! @officialtoddsmith christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
6/16/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 104 | Citizens | I can't find the edges of you

On today's episode, we chat with Zach, frontman from Citizens! Citizens latest album, 'I Can't Find the Edges of You', is out now! ‘I Can’t Find The Edges Of You’ extends an invitation to those at all ends of the faith spectrum. Citizens are exploring a deeper discovery of God, engaging their audience’s imagination, and inspiring them to reconsider perceptions and presuppositions of the Divine. “Many times [we think] we are grazing the edges of God not realizing it’s our edges that we are bumping up against,” Zach adds, “We create these walls for God to exist within. Boundaries that make sense to us. But the last time I checked, the Divine Mystery isn’t trying to make sense.” We also learn that their are several Citizens bands, and we hear from a fan, and much more! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
6/14/202348 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 103 | DeVon Franklin | Flamin' Hot | Thursday Edition

On today's special Thursday edition, we chat with DeVon Franklin! DeVon is the president and CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a dynamic entertainment company committed to inspiring the masses and has first-look deals with Paramount Pictures and CBS Television Studios.  With numerous appearances on the media’s most influential shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Entertainment Tonight, The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Phil, CBS This Morning, The Real, and On-Air With Ryan Seacrest, DeVon is the media’s go-to for relationship advice, hope, inspiration, and motivation. He's the producer for movies such as, 'Breakthrough', 'Miracles from Heaven', and 'The Star'! His latest film, 'Flamin' Hot' is streaming exclusively on Hulu and Disney+. Flamin' Hot is about the inspiring story of Richard Montañez, the Frito Lay janitor who channeled his Mexican American heritage and upbringing to turn the iconic Flamin’ Hot Cheetos into a snack that disrupted the food industry and became a global pop culture phenomenon! flaminhotmovie.com devonfranklin.com @devonfranklin christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
6/8/202312 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 102 | Cade Thompson is in an Empty Room

On today's episode, we chat with two-time guest, Cade Thompson! Cade has had an affinity with music since his toddler days when even a preschool teacher noticed him frequently harmonizing early on, and eventually progressed through piano, guitar, and drum lessons. After joining the youth worship team in 6th grade, a music mentor came into his life who emphasized the importance of seeking God through the Bible outside of a worship setting. This understanding placed Cade on a deeper course of encountering the love of the Father and seeking His presence more intently. In these early teen years, Cade knew God was calling him into music ministry and giving him opportunities to grow in that calling. His latest album, Empty Room, is available now. This project has 12 powerful tracks including Cade’s current radio single “Good God,” which follows his massively successful “Arms of Jesus” which racked up over sixteen million streams to date! cadethompsonmusic.com @cadethompsonmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
6/7/202328 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 101 | K-Love Fan Awards 2023 | Red Carpet Exclusive Interviews

On today's special Friday edition, we are at the 10th annual, K-Love Fan Awards in Nashville, Tn.! We interview your favorite artists, authors, etc. on the red carpet at The Grand Ole Opry! Be sure to check out all of our pics, and videos, of the 2023 K-Love Fan Awards! Be sure to check out the awards, tonight, on TBN at 8 pm est.! klovefanawards.com tbn.org christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
6/2/202330 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 100 | Celebration

On today’s 100th episode, we reflect on the past 100 episodes, we talk about how it all got started. We chat about some of our most memorable episodes, and a listener wants to know what our favorite things are!  Enjoy this 100th episode celebration! christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
5/24/202351 minutes
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Episode 99 | Consumed By Fire | Friday Edition

On today's Friday edition, we chat with Consumed by Fire! Consumed By Fire, are living out the name of their band in a brand-new way. Comprised of Caleb Ward (lead vocals), Jordan Ward (harmonies/percussion), and Josh Ward (guitar/harmonies), the three brothers from Oklahoma are living out God’s calling for their lives, to share God’s grace far and wide through music. “If it wasn’t this form of ministry if it wasn’t music, it would just be something else. Ministry is what we were born to do,” Caleb says. The band’s sound, heavily influenced by the music they grew up on, is thanks in part to their father’s eclectic taste. Filled with honest truths and the band’s honed musicality, “First Things First,” the band’s current radio single, is evidence of Consumed By Fire’s family bond and the unconditional love of both their earthly and heavenly fathers. As their single climbs up the radio charts, the band is already receiving media attention with spotlights from KLove and Air1 Radio, praising the band for their“deft lyricism and tight harmonies.” Their latest single, 'Man that made me', is out now! consumedbyfire.com @consumedbyfire christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
5/19/202351 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 98 | Jay Demarcus

On today's episode, we sit down with Jay Demarcus! Jay DeMarcus is the bassist, pianist, harmony vocalist, songwriter, and producer of the superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts. Rascal Flatts has racked up 17 Number One hits, over 23.4 million albums sold, 35 million digital downloads, 2.2 billion streams worldwide, while also selling over 11 million concert tickets and earning more than 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. DeMarcus, alongside wife, national television personality and multiple beauty pageant title holder Allison DeMarcus launched their hit reality series "DeMarcus Family Rules” in 2020. DeMarcus has also launched his own Christian music label, Red Street Records. A GRAMMY-winning producer, DeMarcus has worked with such acts as the legendary band Chicago, Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks, Shenandoah and Reba. DeMarcus was also honored last year for his work producing Jason Crabb’s album “Unexpected” which was named "Best Roots Gospel Album” by The Recording Academy. We also chat about his 90's CCM group, East to West, and what he's currently up to! jaydemarcus.com @jaydemarcus christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
5/17/202341 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 97 | Natalie Layne | Friday Edition

On today's Friday edition of the Christian Music Guys, we talk with emerging artist, Natalie Layne! Natalie’s latest independent single “Love Me Back to Life” has gained millions of views on Instagram Reels and on TikTok where she has over 196,000 followers and 2.8 million likes on her videos. The single follows her 2021 Castles EP and 2020 independent debut Be Human that has garnered attention worldwide. The music led to opening concerts for Jeremy Camp, Chris Tomlin, and We the Kingdom, as well as sharing stages at festivals with Steven Curtis Chapman, Mandisa, and Crowder.   Playing in several Nashville-based R&B and jazz bands, Natalie graduated with a Master’s Degree in Commercial Piano from Belmont University where she also taught Fundamentals of Music classes. Writing and producing her own music, she also leads worship at her local church. She began leading worship at the age of 12, leading alongside worship pastors such as Cory Asbury, Jon Egan and Jared Anderson. By age 14, she was heading up teams of musicians at New Life Church and has spent time traveling across America leading worship and sharing her original songs. In December 2022, Natalie signed an exclusive recording and publishing contract with Centricity Music, and her label debut is currently slated for fall 2023.  natalielaynemusic.com @natalielaynemusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
5/12/202342 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 96 | Ben Fuller

On today's episode, we chat with Ben Fuller! Music has taken Ben Fuller’s life and made it into something he never would have dreamed. Ben grew up in Southern Vermont on his family dairy farm working alongside his father. He'd pass the time by singing to old classic country tunes as he witnessed first-hand the hard work and dedication it took to run a farm. The songs never stopped and somewhere between the farm and college, he picked up a guitar and never looked back. Due to generations of hurt in his family, Ben struggled with certain aspects of growing up and turned to cocaine and alcohol at a young age. In 2015, Ben got involved in a devastating drug-fueled relationship which led him to understand better, the other side of addiction. In addition, come 2017, he abruptly lost his best friend to a heroin overdose and his entire outlook on life shifted. Motivated to change, he moved to Nashville to pursue a career as a country singer in late 2018. A family Ben was close with invited him to church one Sunday and as he walked the halls into the auditorium filled with 3,000 people, he knew one day he would sing "that kind of music" for the rest of his life. Falling face first into his new-found relationship with Jesus, he began writing with a burning desire to share what God did to turn his life around. Today, Ben lives completely sober, while sharing his story filled with hope, mercy and grace. By turning his testimony into songs, he has been rejuvenated with a new passion and mission; to share his story with the world and all who are ready to listen. benfullerofficial.com @bendfuller christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
5/10/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 95 | Victory | Friday Edition

On today's Friday edition, we chat with Victory! Victory is a grammy award-winning, soul-filled, Gospel singer, she was a part of Kanye West's album, 'Jesus is King'. Her latest album, 'Glory Hour', is out today! We chat about how she got started singing, how she was singing in Central Park and Tori Kelly discovered her, and so much more! Catch Victory out on tour this summer! victoryboyd.com @victoryboyd christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
5/5/202344 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 94 | Chonda Pierce is trying to Roll with It

On today's episode, we sit down with 2-time guest, comedian Chonda Pierce! Chonda has a new movie releasing, called 'Roll with it', releasing in theaters only for 3 days! You can catch it, on May 9th, 11th, and 13th. Go to rollwithit.movie to get your tickets! We also ask Chonda what's funny and not funny, test her 90's CCM skills, in a brand new game! You can catch Chonda on tour! Today, as the RIAA’s best-selling female comedian, Pierce continues to bring the laughs with her unique blend of music and comedy. chonda.org @chondapierce christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
5/3/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 93 | Thom Rainer

On today's Friday edition of the Christian Music Guys, we chat with Thom Rainer! Thom is the founder and CEO of Church Answers, an online community, and resource for church leaders. Prior to founding Church Answers, Rainer served as president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Before coming to LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twelve years where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. In addition to speaking in hundreds of venues over the past 20 years, Rainer led Rainer Group, a church and denominational consulting firm, from 1990 to 2005. The firm provided church health insights to over 500 churches and other organizations over that period. He is the author of more than two dozen books, including I Am a Church Member, Breakout Churches, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, Who Moved My Pulpit?, and Anatomy of a Revived Church. His latest book, I Believe: A Concise Guide to the Essentials of the Christian Faith, is available now! churchanswers.com @thomrainer christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
4/28/202333 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 92 | Ryan Stevenson

On today's episode, we chat with Ryan Stevenson! Ryan is known for songs such as, 'Eye of the Storm', and 'With lifted hands'! Ryan is a part of Gotee Records. Ryan's latest album, 'Able', is his best to date, following a season of listening, learning, and pressing into the promises of God. “I was raised in a strict religious environment, and I saw God through a lens of fear, wrath, and moodiness, thinking He was always disappointed in His creation,” Stevenson explains. “But in this last season, the Lord quietly led me out into a wilderness where He could get face-to-face with me. I believe He did this out of kindness and jealousy for my wholeness, to settle a lot of questions and doubts I've lived with for many years.”  “For the first time ever, I've become rooted and established in my beloved identity,” he adds. “The Holy Spirit has begun to peel off layers of insecurity and fear of rejection. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says we are ‘the righteousness of God,’ and Galatians 2:20 says we 'have been crucified with Christ’ and that everything connected with the old flesh has died. This revelation has pierced my heart and brought me tremendous freedom and a passion for helping others see Jesus through the same lens.” ABLE is also highlighted by the title-cut and debut single, a soul-stirring testimony of God’s faithfulness written by Stevenson, Blake NeeSmith and Jeff Pardo. 'Able' is out this Friday! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
4/26/202326 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 91 | Brent Mccorkle talks movies, tv, music, and Jesus Revolution | Friday Edition

On today's Friday edition, of the Christian Music Guys, we chat with 2-time guest, filmmaker, Brent Mccorkle! We talk about the success of the film, 'Jesus Revolution', movies, tv, sci-fi, and music! Don't miss this special Friday edition! brentmccorkle.com @brentmccorkle christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
4/21/202357 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 90 | Bob Smiley talks comedy Part 2

On today's episode, we chat with 2-time guest, Bob Smiley! Bob has been doing standup comedy for over 20 years. He’s toured with bands such as the Newsboys, Third Day, and Mercy Me!  He’s an author of 3 kid books and a podcast for Focus on the Family under the brand series he created called “The Adventure’s of Average Boy”.  The jokes come at you fast but will always be 100% clean for you and your family to enjoy!   Check Bob out on tour and his site for 'Vacay with comics'! bobsmiley.com @bobsmileycomic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
4/19/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 89 | Colton Dixon | Friday Edition

On today's special Friday episode, we chat with Colton Dixon! Colton was a part of 'American Idol', and God is just getting started with him! Colton is known for such songs as, 'Build a Boat', 'You Are, and 'Miracles'. He currently is on the 'Build a boat tour', with Jordan St. Cyr, and Apollo LTD! We chat with Colton in person and hear his heart, and we hear about his tour! coltondixon.com @coltondixonmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys Check us out every Tuesday, 4:30 pm EST. on 88.5 WJIE in the Louisville, Kentucky, Southern Indiana area! You can always listen to it on their website, wjie.org. Let them know, you love The Christian Music Guys! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
4/14/202317 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 88 | Kel Mitchell

On today's episode, we chat with actor, Kel Mitchell! Kel Mitchell is a two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor, producer, comedian, and youth pastor hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Mitchell executive produced and appeared in the new iteration of the beloved Nickelodeon series All That, bringing him full circle to the original award-winning show that was his big break. All That was Nickelodeon's longest-running live-action series, with 171 episodes across ten seasons from 1994 to 2005. The franchise paved the way for a number of successful spin-offs, including Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show, The Nick Cannon Show, and the feature-length film Good Burger, all of which cemented Mitchell's impact on pop culture. Kel has a devotional, 'Blessed Mode', 'Prank day', a kids book, and announced a sequel to Good Burger! kelmitchell.com @iamkelmitchell christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys Check us out every Tuesday, 4:30 pm EST. on 88.5 WJIE in the Louisville, Kentucky, Southern Indiana area! You can always listen to it on their website, wjie.org. Let them know, you love The Christian Music Guys! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
4/12/202345 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 87 | Karen Abercrombie | Bonus Episode

On today's special Friday episode, we chat with actress Karen Abercrombie! Karen Abercrombie is an award-winning actress, Parents’ Choice Award-winning storyteller, award-winning independent film producer, a highly sought-after speaker, and an avid environmentalist. Best known for her award-winning portrayal of the spicy, 80-year-old prayer warrior, Miss Clara, in the Kendrick Brothers film, War Room, Karen has an impressive body of work under her belt. She has guest starred on such TV shows as ‘Saved By The Bell’, ‘The Inspectors’, ‘Vampire Diaries’, ‘Ally McBeal’, and ‘Strong Medicine’ to name a few. She has also played recurring characters on OWN’S series, ‘Delilah’ and AMC’S, series, ‘Turn’. Her latest project, 'Heaven Sent' is exclusively streaming on Pureflix! karenabercrombie.com @realkarenabercrombie christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
4/7/202327 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 86 | Michael W. Smith

On today's episode, we chat with CCM legend, Michael W. Smith! Multi-Platinum artist, best-selling author, and acclaimed actor Michael W. Smith continues to live out his dream; he releases new music regularly and performs around the world to sold-out crowds of loyal and inspired fans. During Michael’s storied career, he’s not only been honored with three Grammy Awards, 45 Dove Awards, an American Music Award, and has sold more than 15 million albums, he’s also given back to the global community. Michael has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono, started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope, and has helped more than 70,000 children’s lives through Compassion International. Michael is gearing up for the second leg of his world tour, and you can catch his Easter special with Franklin Graham, this Sunday, check your local listings! michaelwsmith.com @mwsmithofficial christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
4/5/202345 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 85 | Aaron Williams

On today's special Friday episode, we chat with worship leader, Aaron Williams! Aaron is a worship leader and songwriter passionate about seeing spiritual awakening in this generation. Aaron loves to write worship songs from a young age, and now, more than ever seeks to write lyrically rich and musically moving songs that help the Church voice its worship. Aaron also has had a heart to help train and mentor worship leaders and worship teams so they can better serve their churches. Whether it's investing in a small group of leaders in a living-room setting, or leading with a band in a large auditorium, Aaron’s leadership is consistently thoughtful, creative, and Christ-centered. Aaron just released a book, called 'Whole'! aaronwmusic.com @aaronwmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
3/31/202336 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 84 | Shannon Bream

On today's episode, we chat with Shannon Bream! Shannon Bream currently serves as an anchor of FOX News Sunday. She joined the network in 2007 as a Washington D.C- based correspondent covering the Supreme Court. n addition to her role as anchor, Bream is a Chief Legal Correspondent for the network and host of Livin’ the Bream, a podcast on FOX News Radio (FNR) where she shares inspirational stories, personal anecdotes, and an insider's perspective on actions and rulings from the high court. She is also a founding author for FOX News Books, the publishing imprint of FOX News Media. Notably, her debut title, The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today was the 13th bestselling book in adult nonfiction in 2021, according to Bookscan, and spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, five of which at number one. In March 2022, she published the second book in the franchise, Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak, which rose to number one on the New York Times bestseller list, moving 200,000 copies within the first five weeks.  Her latest book, 'The love stories of the Bible speak', is out now! www.foxnews.com/person/b/shannon-bream @shannonbream christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
3/29/202332 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 83 | Melvin Crispell III Bonus Episode

On today's special Friday episode, we chat with Gospel singer, Melvin Crispell III! Melvin Crispell III hails from a rich musical legacy. His father, world-renowned musician Melvin Crispell, Jr. composed and played on award-winning songs for some of gospel music’s biggest artists. His mother, Tunesha Crispell was a celebrated gospel singer whose voice was featured on several well-known choir recordings along with a critically acclaimed solo project. We hear Melvin's powerful faith journey, and much more! Melvin's latest single, 'Alright' is out now! melvincrispell.com @thethirdmelvincrispell christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
3/24/202328 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 82 | Lifepoint Worship

On today's episode, we chat with Dustin, Erik, and Berch with Lifepoint Worship! Lifepoint is releasing a new single out Friday, called, 'Yes, and I'm ready'. Pre-save link is below! https://lifepointw.lnk.to/YesandImready @lifepointwrshp christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
3/22/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 81 | Hillsong United

On today's episode, we chat with JD and Jad with United!  United is known for songs such as, 'Oceans', 'So will I', and more!  We chat about their latest release, 'Are we there yet: EXPANDED EDITION.  We get some stories behind some of the songs, and get the heart behind the album! hillsong.com/united @hillsongunited christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
3/15/202338 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 80 | KB

On today's episode, we chat with KB!  KB is known for songs such as, 'Not today satan', 'Church Clap', and 'King Jesus'!  His latest book, 'Dangerous Jesus'.  KB says "somewhere along the way we traded following Jesus for creating a tame, moldable, silent Jesus who doesn’t mind following us.  The church is waning influence on the culture directly connected to Jesus’ waning influence on the church.  Allow me to reintroduce this Jesus."   KB is working on a new album, slated to release this June!  You can get a copy now of Dangerous Jesus, wherever books are sold! whoiskb.com @kb_hga christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
3/8/202359 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 79 | Sidewalk Prophets

On today's special Friday episode, we chat with Dave Frey, frontman of Sidewalk Prophets!  Sidewalk Prophets are known for songs such as, 'Words I would say', 'You love me anyway', and more!  We hear how Sidewalk Prophets formed, stories behind some of their songs, a fan question, and much more!  You can catch Sidewalk Prophets on their 'Stories and Songs Tour'! sidewalkprophets.com @sidewalkprophets christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
3/3/202330 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 78 | Kelontae Gavin

On today's episode, we chat with Gospel singer, Kelontae Gavin.  Kelontae is known for the gospel radio singles, “No Ordinary Worship” and “Higher.”  His latest release, 'Peace be still' is out now!   Kelontae is releasing new music and a brand new album in the Spring! kelontaegavin.com @kelontae_gavin christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
3/1/202344 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 77 | Jonathan Roumie | Jesus Revolution | The Chosen

On today's special Friday episode, we chat with Jonathan Roumie!  Jonathan is known for his role as Jesus from The Chosen.  Jonathan's latest movie, 'Jesus Revolution', is out now!  Jonathan talks about his role as Lonnie Frisbee, and the heart behind the movie.  Enjoy this special Friday episode, of The Christian Music Guys Podcast! jesusrevolution.movie @jesusrevolutionmovie christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
2/24/202320 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 76 | Brent Mccorkle | Jesus Revolution

On today's episode, we chat with director, Brent Mccorkle!  Brent has worked on movies such as, 'Woodlawn', and 'I Can Only Imagine'.  His latest film, Jesus Revolution, is a must-see!  In the 1970s, young Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) is searching for all the right things in all the wrong places: until he meets Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic hippie-street-preacher. Together with Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer), they open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to an unexpected revival of radical and newfound love, leading to what TIME Magazine dubbed a JESUS REVOLUTION.  Jesus Revolution releases this Friday, the 24th!  Get your tickets at the link below! Jesusrevolution.movie @brentmccorkle @jesusrevolutionmovie christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
2/22/202346 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 75 | Matthew West talks 'My Story, Your Glory'.

On today's episode, we sit down with two-time guest, Matthew West!  Matthew's double album which releases this Friday; is a 22-song double album, that is undoubtedly Matthew's best album to date!  We hear about the process of the album, and why do a 22-song album.  We also test Matthew's CCM 90's song abilities, and much more!  You can catch Matthew on the My Story, Your Glory tour starting this month! matthewwest.com @matthewjwest christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
2/15/202344 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 74 | Micah Tyler

On today's episode, we chat with Micah Tyler!  Micah is known for songs such as, 'Different', 'Even Then', and 'Never been a moment'.  Micah recently released a new book called 'Walking Free: Taking steps to a big God.  You can purchase this book on his website, or wherever you purchase books.  Micah tells us the heart behind the book, and how he got started in CCM!   You can catch Micah on tour on the Always Only Jesus Tour with Mercyme and Taya! micahtyler.com @micahtyler christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
2/8/202330 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 73 | Jason Earls | Kids Beach Club

On today's episode, we chat with Jason Earls, who is a part of Kids Beach Club!  KBC Founder Jack Terrell had been in full-time Christian children’s ministry for over twenty years when he felt God tug his heart to launch something unique at his church. Jack created a groundbreaking ministry called Treasure Island using a fun “beach” theme packed with lively songs, adventure-themed messages, group teaching, and smaller one-on-one interactions between the children and volunteers. Jack dreamed of impacting even more children outside his church walls as the program thrived. Thanks to the Supreme Court ruling Good News Club v. Milford Middle School (2001), he knew schools could not exclude Bible clubs from meeting on school grounds. So, he set out to create a fun, after-school experience oriented around the Bible, partnering with volunteers from local churches to make Jesus cool in school. And thus KiDs Beach Club® was born. They've also expanded into KiDs Beach Club® TV, a television show that emphasizes character development for kids that is broadcasted and streamed around the globe. kidsbeachclub.org jasonearls.com @kidsbeachclub @jasonearls christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
2/1/202340 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 72 | Taya | Hillsong United

On today's episode, we chat with Hillsong United's, Taya!  Driven by hundreds of millions of streams for “Oceans” and others like “Touch the Sky” and “Whole Heart (Hold Me Now),” tracks led and stewarded by TAYA have amassed over one billion global streams.  While TAYA fully committed and immersed herself in the whirlwind of recording and touring with UNITED, she set aside her own songwriting for seven years. Still, she knew God’s timing was purposeful. “I knew it would emerge eventually, but I didn’t know what it would be or look like,” she says. “I wanted to give expression of who Jesus was to me. I loved stewarding other’s songs, but I knew I was not honoring the full gift He put inside of me.” With the current release of “For All My Life,” the lead single from her long-awaited self-titled solo debut album, God is continuing to provide TAYA with opportunities to share her talent with a worldwide audience.  You can catch Taya on the Singalong tour, with Matt Maher, Leeland, and Phil Wickham!  You'll hear stories behind some of her songs from her album, and hear how she got her start and so much more! tayaofficial.com @TAYA christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
1/25/20231 hour, 1 minute, 23 seconds
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Episode 71 | Steven Curtis Chapman

On today's episode, we chat with CCM legend, Steven Curtis Chapman!   With countless #1 singles, hit albums, and a career that's successful, Steven's desire, is to see people draw closer to God.  Steven is known for 'I will be here', 'Dive', 'Cinderella' and so many more!  With his new album, 'Still' Steven brings us songs such as, "Still', Don't lose Heart' and so much more!  Steven will be on tour this spring, don't miss it!  We hear about the stories behind some of the songs off of his latest album, what he's up to, and so much more! stevencurtischapman.com @stevencurtischapman christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
1/18/202341 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 70 | Mitch Wong

On today's episode, we sit down with Mitch Wong!  Mitch recently won a Dove award for Song of the year, for writing, 'Believe for It', which CeCe Winans sang.  Mitch has a new single out called 'Burial'!  We hear the stories behind some of his songs, and what he's been up to, also we hear the hilarious story of how we met him at GMA Dove week!  Check out Mitch's latest EP, 'Bloom', available now!  @mitchwongmusic @christianmusicguys christianmusicguys.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
1/11/202329 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 69 | John Marc Kohl | Bonus Episode

On today's bonus episode, Friday edition, we chat with John Marc Kohl!  John Marc is a worship leader, songwriter, and musician dedicated to glorifying God through creativity. From being on staff at a few churches; to supporting other artists and ministries, John Marc has always loved to lead others to connect with Jesus through worship. As a result of releasing music in different genres, he also realizes the need for worship music to be as creative and as beautiful as Jesus is. John Marc is a Resident Artist for The Worship Initiative, and is excited to be a part of a collective that’s writing and creating to glorify God. John Marc's latest release, 'Still' is available now! johnmarckohl.com @johnmarckohl christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
1/6/202322 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 68 | MercyMe | Nathan Cochran

On today's episode, we chat with bassist Nathan Cochran from MercyMe!  MercyMe is known for songs such as, 'I can only imagine', 'Even If', 'Greater', and so much more!  We chat about their latest release, 'Always Only Jesus'!  We hear stories behind some of the songs off that album, and find out what MercyMe has been up to!  In March, you can catch Mercyme on the 'Always Only Jesus tour! mercyme.org @mercyme christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
1/4/202329 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 67 | Billy Ballenger

On today's episode, we chat with Billy Ballenger.  Billy shares his powerful testimony, of God's redemption, and mercy!  Billy was on the 2020 WinterJam Tour!   Billy recently released a Christmas EP called 'All Year'!  Billy's heart is heard throughout his ministry and music!  Catch Billy on tour next year! billyballenger.com @billyballengermusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
12/21/202247 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 66 | Tasha Layton

On today's episode we chat with Tasha Layton!  Tasha is known for songs such as 'Look what You've done', and  'It's gonna be Ok'.  We chat about her new Christmas album, 'This is Christmas', which is available now!  We test her knowledge of Christmas songs, ask about her favorite things, Christmas edition, and much more!  You can catch Tasha for a few more dates on the K-Love Christmas tour.  Also, she'll be on the road with Tobymac, in February, on the hits deep tour! tashalayton.com @tashalayton christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
12/14/202226 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 65 | Weird Christmas Foods, and more!

On today's episode, we talk about some weird Christmas foods.  Maybe you've heard of some of these, would you dare try these??  We also talk, Frosty's, eggnog, and more!  Let us know in our Socials and here, what weird Holiday food/drinks have you tried?? --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
12/7/202223 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 64 | for KING & COUNTRY

On today's episode, we chat with Luke Smallbone, from For King & Country!  For King & Country is known for songs such as, 'Joy', 'God only Knows', 'Relate', and so much more!  For King & Country is currently on the Drummer Boy Christmas tour, get your tickets at the link below!  The Christian Music Guys will be in Indianapolis, Indiana on December 15th to cover this awesome tour!  Luke shares what you can expect at the show, answers some fan questions, we hear Luke give his best American accent, and more! forkingandcountry.com @forkingandcountry christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
11/30/202219 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 63 | Tyler Michael Smith | It's Christmas Again

On today's Sunday edition of the Christian Music Guys, we chat with music composer, Tyler Michael Smith.  Tyler is a part of a Christmas movie musical, It's Christmas Again, which releases, one night only in theaters, by Fathom Events, this Tuesday, November 29th!  Tyler has composed several projects, and in the interview, he chats about his latest project, It's Christmas Again.  We also learn about his musical background, which stems from his family!  Grab your tickets today, to see It's Christmas Again, which is a one-night-only event, in theaters!  Link below! itschristmasagainmovie.com @itschristmasagainmovie christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
11/27/202228 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 62 | Stephen Duncan | The Worship Coalition | Bonus Episode

On today's special bonus episode, we sit down with Stephen Duncan, founder of 'The Worship Coalition'!  The Worship Coalition's mission is to raise up an army of worshippers to shake nations and change governments through worship and song.  They accomplish this by providing hands-on practical training and support to worship leaders and songwriters around the world!  Their latest album, 'I want to (Holy)' is available now!  They also have a Worship devotional called, 'A living Hallelujah Inhale' for Christian songwriters, and worship leaders!  To get a copy of the devotional, and to learn more about the Worship Coalition, check out their site below! theworshipcoalition.org @theworshipco christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
11/25/202256 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 61 | Sight & Sound Films | Katie Miller

On today's episode, we chat with Katie Miller.  Katie is a part of Sight & Sound Theaters.  Sight & Sound is known for world-renowned dramatic stage productions from the Bible!   They recently started a movie production company, called Sight & Sound Films, their first film is 'I Heard the Bells', based on the Christmas classic, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day'.  The film releases in theaters beginning December 1st!  A film for the whole family! sight-sound.com iheardthebellsmovie.com @sightandsoundtheaters christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
11/23/202236 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 60 | Justin Warren | BONUS EPISODE

On today's special bonus episode, we sit down with emerging artist, Justin Warren!  Justin is known for songs such as, 'God is on your side', and 'All things well'!  We hear how Justin got his start, also the story behind his songs.  We learn some of Justin's favorite things.  By the way, he knows who Bibleman is! justinwarrenmusic.net @justinwarrenmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
11/18/202229 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 59 | Sean BE

On today's episode, we chat with emerging artist, Sean Be!  Sean Be is known for songs such as, 'Brand New', and 'Step into my story'!  Sean has an awesome story, and we hear the story behind some of his songs!  You can catch Sean Be on tour this January, on The WinterJam tour! seanbemusic.com @seanbeofficial christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
11/17/202242 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 58 | Terrian | Live from Integrity Music Studios in Nashville on GMA Doves week!

On today's double bonus episode, we chat with Terrian, live from Integrity Music, in Nashville Tn.!  Terrian is a singer-songwriter, known for her song,  'In the Arms'.  She is a part of Tobymac's Diverse City band.  Terrian talks about how she got her start in music, she also performs her hit song, 'In the Arms'!  You can catch Terrian on the Hits Deep Tour, with Tobymac, Crowder, and more in January. iamterrian.com @iamterrian christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
11/11/202215 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 57 | Sarah Kroger | Live from Integrity Music Studios on GMA Doves week in Nashville!

On today's special bonus episode, we sit down with Integrity artist, Sarah Kroger, live from Integrity Music in Nashville!  Sarah is a singer-songwriter; and worship artist.  She's known for such songs as 'Belovedness', and 'Standing in Your light'.  Sarah's newest single, is a classic tune from Louis Armstrong, 'What a wonderful World'.  At the end of our interview, Sarah; performs live, singing, 'What a wonderful World'!  Catch Sarah's EP coming soon! sarahkroger.com @skroger christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
11/11/202222 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 56 | Matt Redman

On today's episode, we chat with Matt Redman!  Matt is a legend in worship music, with songs such as, 'Heart of Worship', 'Blessed be the Name', and '10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)'.  Matt recently released his latest single, 'Son of suffering', with more music to be released on Friday!  Matt's latest project; is set to be released in February! mattredman.com @mattredmanmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
11/9/202253 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 55 | Chonda Pierce

On Today's episode, we sit down with RIAA's best-selling Female Comedian, Chonda Pierce!  Chonda is such a joy to be around, she'll have you laughing in seconds!  Her career spans over 30 years!  Chonda shares with us how she got started doing stand-up, her favorite things, and so much more!  This interview will have you laughing, encouraged, and joyous, Chonda talks about laughing in the dark!  Catch Chonda on tour! Chonda.org @chondapierce christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
11/2/20221 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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Episode 54 | Anne Wilson

On today's episode, we chat with Anne Wilson!  Anne recently won Klove Female artist of the year, and Dove award New artist of the year, as well as pop recording song, 'My Jesus'!  Anne recently released a book, 'My Jesus', where she takes readers on a journey of hope and the goodness of God!  You can currently catch on on tour with Casting Crowns, she'll be on tour this Christmas with Phil Wickham, and in January on WinterJam! annewilsonofficial.com @annewilsonmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
10/26/202225 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 53 | Stryper

On today's episode, we chat with Stryper frontman, Michael Sweet!  Stryper is a well known Christian metal band spanning over 40 years!  With songs such as 'To Hell with the Devil', 'Honestly', and much more, Stryper's faith in Jesus, keeps them solid, since day one.  We hear Michael's heart on his journey through the years, and he chats about their upcoming album, 'The Final Battle', which releases on October 21st!  He answer's a fan question, and so much more! stryper.com @stryper christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
10/19/202241 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 52 | Selah

On today's episode, we chat with Allan Hall, from Selah!  Selah is celebrating 25 years of ministry, with not one, but two new albums!  'Greatest Hymns Vol. 3', and 'At this table: A Christmas album' releases this Friday!  Selah is known for hits such as, 'Bless the Broken Road', and 'You Raise me up'.  We chat with Allan on these new albums, and on how Selah formed, and so much more!  Catch Selah on tour this fall, and Christmas! selahonline.com @selahonline christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
10/12/202242 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 51 | BONUS EPISODE | Davy Flowers

On today's Bonus Friday episode, we sit down with Worship Leader, Davy Flowers.  Davy is a part of Shane & Shane's Worship Initiative.  She's known for songs such as, 'I was loved', 'Oh but God'.  Davy recently was on tour with Maverick City, and Kirk Franklin.  Her album, I Was Loved, is available wherever you stream music!  Catch Davy, this Christmas, on tour! davyflowers.com @davyflowers christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
10/7/202231 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 50 | Tim Hawkins

On today's 50th episode, we chat with comedian Tim Hawkins!  Tim is known for his bits like; the Chick Fil A song, Cletus Take the wheel, and so many more!  Find out what Tim's favorite things are, and what he's been up to!  You can find Tim currently on tour now, you can find tour dates on his site and socials, below!  We also chat about our 50th episode, where we started, and where we are going!  Thanks to you, our listeners, we just hit 200,000 listens! timhawkins.net @timhawkinscomic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
10/5/202239 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 49 | David & Nicole Binion

On today's episode, we chat with worship leaders, Husband & Wife, David & Nicole Binion!  The Binions are with Integrity Music, and are known for songs, such as 'Risen', and 'Hunger'.  Their latest single, 'I see Jesus', is available now!  We chat about the beginning of their ministry, David playing Jesus in an Easter play, they share their hearts on the Worship movement, and so much more! binionworship.com @davidnicolebinion christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
9/29/202245 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 48 | Leeland

On today's episode of the Christian Music Guys, we chat with Leeland!  Leeland is known for songs such as 'Waymaker', 'Lion & the Lamb', and so many more!  Leeland's latest single, 'Heart & Flesh', with Taya from Hillsong United, is out now!  Leeland discusses the heart behind this song, and we chat about Worship, Leeland's favorite things, and so much more!  Catch Leeland on tour in the Spring, on the Singalong tour, with Phil Wickham!  Check Leeland's single, 'Heart & Flesh' available where you stream music, now! leelandonline.com @leelandofficial christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
9/21/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 47 | Max Lucado

On today's episode, we sit down with New York Times Best Selling Author, Max Lucado!  Max is a preacher, teacher, and author.  He's written such books as, 'He Chose the Nails', 'Grace for the Moment', 'You are special', and so many more!  Max's latest book, 'Help is Here', is Max's experience with the Holy Spirit, and he also teaches how the Holy Spirit guides us; and protects us!  We hear his heart behind the book, and he shares what the Holy Spirit has done through him!  Get your copy of Help is Here, wherever books are sold!  You can also purchase it, on Max's website, located at the bottom! Maxlucado.com christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
9/14/202249 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 46 | Matthew West

On today's episode of the Christian Music Guys, we interview K-Love Award Male Vocalist of the year, Matthew West!  Matthew is best known for songs such as, 'Hello my name is', 'Forgiveness', 'Truth be told', and so much more!  We chat about his latest book, 'The God who stays', which is available now!  He also shares about cancel culture with his song, 'Modest is Hottest', K-Love awards, and so much more!  Catch Matthew out on tour, and go and buy his new book! matthewwest.com @matthewjwest christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
9/7/202253 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 45 | Jon Reddick

On today's episode, with sit down with Jon Reddick.  Jon is known for hits, such as 'God, Turn it Around', 'You Keep Hope Alive'.  We chat about his music upbringing, stories behind his songs, his art, pineapple pizza, and so much more!  Jon also answers a fan question, sent in by April from Kentucky!  You can catch Jon on tour this fall, on The WayMaker Tour with Michael W. Smith! jonreddickmusic.com @jonreddick @christianmusicguys christianmusicguys.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
8/31/202237 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 44 | Kendrick Bros.

On todays episode, we chat with Alex and Stephen Kendrick.  The Kendrick brothers are known for films: Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous, and War Room.  They have a new movie releasing September 9th called Lifemark. This is a powerful movie that will move your heart!  We get into the famous death crawl scene from Facing the Giants, and more!  Be sure to go to the theaters on September 9th. Head to lifemarkmovie.com for ticket and theater info. kendrickbrothers.com lifemarkmovie.com christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
8/24/202243 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 43 | BONUS EPISODE | Tobymac talks Life after Death

On today's special Friday Bonus episode, Tobymac sends in a clip of him talking about his new album, Life after Death, we hear Toby's vulnerability, his passion, and the healing that's been taking place in him.  Life after Death is out today!  Be sure to download it, or pick up a copy of it now! tobymac.com @tobymac christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
8/19/202221 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 42 | Cade Thompson

On today's episode, we chat with Cade Thompson, Cade is an artist on Red Street Records, Jay Demarcus' (Rascal Flatts) label.  Cade is known for songs such as, 'Every Step of the Way', 'Arms of Jesus', he has a heart for the Lord.  We learn how he got his start in music, how he was a part of winter jam, and Cade learns about Bibleman!  Check Cade out on tour this year! cadethompsonmusic.com @cadethompsonmusic christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
8/17/202228 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 41 | Rachael Lampa

On today's episode, we sit down with Rachael Lampa.  Rachael is no stranger to the CCM world, with songs such as, 'Live for you', and 'No greater Love', Rachael stays busy, with a newly released single, 'Perfectly Loved' featuring Tobymac!  Rachael shares how she landed singing on A Walk to Remember, what she's up to lately, and so much more! Rachaellampamusic.com @rachaellampa @christianmusicguys christianmusicguys.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
8/3/202230 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 40 I Ryan Ellis

On today's episode, we chat with Ryan Ellis!  Ryan has a heart for ministry, and to see people's lives changed through his music.  Ryan's newest album is out now!  He chats about his songs, 'Heart of the Father', and more!  Check Ryan out on the Maverick City tour! Ryanellismusic.com @ryanellis @christianmusicguys christianmusicguys.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
7/28/202234 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 38 I Building 429

On today’s episode, we sit down with Jason Roy, frontman from Building 429!  Jason talks about the start of his career, we talk about some of their hits, the goo goo dolls, and so much more!  Check out their latest single, Worry!  They have new music coming this fall! Building429.com @building429official @christianmusicguys christianmusicguys.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
7/15/202242 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 26 | BONUS EPISODE | John Elefante | Kansas

On today's special bonus episode, we interview former Kansas lead singer, John Elefante!  Elefante has been in music for many years, he is a firm believer in Christ, he has made, produced, and sang on countless projects over the years.  He currently just released a new project called 'The Amazing Grace'.  John's humble heart and calling to reach the lost show through him!   Johnelefante.com @christianmusicguys christianmusicguys.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
4/29/202224 minutes, 6 seconds
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Merry Christmas!

We pray and hope you are having a very Merry Christmas, be sure and spend plenty of time with family, and listen to some Christmas music!  We will see you in January! Blessings, Christian Music Guys Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
12/24/20211 minute, 15 seconds
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Christian Music Guys Podcast Trailer

A podcast for all Christian music fans. We cover past, present, and future albums from all different genres and interviews with artists. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/support
9/22/202153 seconds