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Christian Music Guys

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Episode 160 | Jonas Myrin | The Hopeful
Apr 17 2024
Episode 160 | Jonas Myrin | The Hopeful
On today's show, we chat with Jonas Myrin! Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jonas Myrin announces the release of his brand new single “Made For You.” Written and performed by Myrin specifically for the highly anticipated film, “The Hopeful,” the track is available today! Originally from Sweden and now based in Los Angeles, Jonas Myrin is a two-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer. He's been honored with six GMA Dove Awards and a Billboard Award for his contributions to music. With a versatile talent that transcends genres, Jonas's songs have reached over 3 billion streams worldwide, resonating with audiences across the globe. Notable collaborations include writing for renowned artists such as Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Natasha Bedingfield and Nicole Scherzinger, among others. His songs have graced the big screen in blockbuster films such as "Something Borrowed" and "A Rough Night," as well as family favorites like "Jungle Beat: The Movie" and “Fatima." Jonas continues to shape the landscape of contemporary music. His collaboration with Andrea, Matteo, and Virginia Bocelli resulted in the lead single, "The Greatest Gift, "from the globally acclaimed No.1 holiday album "A Family Christmas." Continuing his trajectory of success, Jonas recently joined forces with powerhouse talents Idina Menzel and Nile Rodgers on the electrifying single "Paradise," featured on Menzel's latest album, "Drama Queen." His collaboration with Lauren Daigle has produced a captivating track together with Gary Clark Jr. on her self-titled No. 1 album. In August2023, his latest single “Mountains” released to critical acclaim across the industry, being featured in major editorial playlist across DSPs. His solo project has within a year received 10M total global audio streams and editorial features in Forbes, American Songwriter, Rolling Stone, and more. Through it all, Jonas remains grounded in his dedication to storytelling through music, leaving an unforgettable imprint on the industry, and in the hearts of those who listen. The hopeful movie is out today! @jonasmyrin thehopefulmovie.com @thehopefulmovie christianmusicguys.com @christianmusicguys christianmusicguys.com/shop --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christianmusicguys/message
Episode 158 | Kevin Quinn
Apr 10 2024
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
Episode 155 | Michael W. Smith Part 2 | Good Friday Edition
Mar 29 2024
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
Episode 151 | Passion Music
Mar 15 2024
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
Episode 150 | CeCe Winans
Mar 13 2024
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
Episode 147 | Josh Baldwin
Mar 1 2024
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
Episode 145 | Steven Malcolm
Feb 23 2024
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
Episode 144 | Andrew Erwin | Ordinary Angels
Feb 21 2024
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
Episode 143 | Anthony Evans
Feb 14 2024
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