Hawk Nelson was formed in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in 2003 by Jason Dunn, Dave Clark, Matt Paige, and Daniel Biro. The band played independently in Peterborough, Ontario for a few years before they signed with Tooth and Nail Records, largely on the recommendation of Trevor McNevan, the lead singer of fellow Tooth and Nail bands Thousand Foot Krutch and FM Static. McNevan, also from Peterborough, is credited with discovering the band. In July of 2004, Hawk Nelson released their major label debut Letters to the President. Read more on Last.fm Bio provided by Last.fm.
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Seven-time GRAMMY award winner Hillary Scott shares her heart’s cry with the stunningly honest “Thy Will,” the debut single from the forthcoming record by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family. Produced by Ricky Skaggs, the new music is rooted in love, carrying a universal message of hope delivered through new songs Scott wrote or found, as well as favorites she grew up singing in church. The faith-based country collection follows more than 11 million album sales worldwide for Scott as one-third of the one of the world’s most popular groups, Lady Antebellum. The trio has earned six PLATINUM singles and dubbed ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” three years in a row. In addition to co-writing six chart-topping Lady A hits including the 6x Platinum “Need You Now,” Scott has also written for artists such as Blake Shelton and Sara Evan’s No. one hit, “A Little Bit Stronger.” As a former MTSU student, the university recently started a scholarship in her honor for young women seeking a career in the music industry.
Hillsong's music has become well-known internationally amongst Christian groups. Songs such as "Power of Your Love" by Geoff Bullock and "Shout to the Lord" by Darlene Zschech have become popular and are sung throughout churches world-wide. Hillsong have released over 40 albums since 1992, many of them achieving gold status in Australia. Although the music is not well known amongst the mainstream, their audience coming mostly from christian circles Read more on Last.fm Bio provided by Last.fm.
Hillsong Young & Free
Laura Toggs and the Hillsong team noticed there was a new generation rising that was not afraid to stand for the issues they believed in, and this was a generation that was free. Hillsong United (the original youth band) through the years had been blasted into the atmosphere of popularity, and it was time for a new sound.
During the 2013 Hillsong Conference, Hillsong United posted a video of Hillsong Young and Free performing, and the following day, their debut song "Alive" was avaliable to listen to online. Since then, Hillsong Young and Free released their debut album entitled "We Are Young And Free" which was recorded at Hillsong's annual summercamp. The band is known for their high energy and very unique sound for worship music. With a combination of electrical sounds, mainstream pop sounds, and Jesus, this band's music is playing globally in many youth groups. Popular songs off the album include: Alive, Wake, Lifeline, End of Days, and Sinking Deep.
In 2013, Hillsong Young and Free began touring with Hillsong United in the United States, and is currently playing shows throughout the world.
Too much of the same thing gets old, and yet too much originality begins to feel indulgent. Balance is refreshing. In Art and Soul, Jadon Lavik delivers just that. With masterful equilibrium, this Washington State native settles in to his fifth studio release with maturity and poise. An accomplished singer songwriter, with two Top 10 AC Hits (“What If” and “Come Thou Fount”), three 1’s at Inspirational Radio (“Father”, “What If” Read more on Last.fm Bio provided by Last.fm.
Jamie Grace is a 22 year old singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. Her debut single “Hold Me feat. tobyMac” landed her a nomination at the 2012 Grammy awards where she was the youngest nominee. That year, she was also nominated for a Billboard Award and four Dove Awards, going home as the Dove Awards New Artist of the Year. Jamie Grace has since landed her first feature film (as Rachel in Grace Unplugged), co-hosted the Dove Awards pre-show and is now releasing her sophomore album, Ready to Fly.
The thing about getting to know Jason Gray is that you immediately want to share him with other people. In that way Jason is a lot like a good movie, or a great book, or some barely discovered band whose music makes you remember what it was you liked about music in the first place. Which brings us full circle, because Jason’s unique brand of emotional, thought-provoking, alternative-pop is that sort of music, and listening to it isn’t much different than having Jason Gray sitting in your living room and telling you what’s on his mind. Read more on Last.fm Bio provided by Last.fm.
While he feels like he’s “just beginning,” Jeremy Camp has 12 years of accolades and accomplishments as a songwriter and recording artist, including four million albums sold, four RIAA Gold albums, a multi-platinum DVD, three American Music Award nominations and a GRAMMY nomination. He’s been a part of more than 25 tours (headlining 18 of those) in the U.S. and has performed in more than 32 countries. Jeremy describes himself as “a minister who happens to play music as a way to minister.”
Jonny Diaz is an artist whose mission in life is to serve the Body of Christ. From the beginning of his music career, Diaz’s desire has been to write songs that entertain, encourage and challenge fellow believers. His latest album, simply titled Jonny Diaz, is a collection of songs that accomplish his mission. “I attempted to break free from some of the traditional confines of Christian music, but I couldn’t get away from the fact that most of my songs revolve around my relationship with Christ. Read more on Last.fm Bio provided by Last.fm.
Some years from now, the name Jordan Feliz might be the obvious answer to a trivia question that goes something like this:
What artist launched his career as a hard-touring heavy metal singer, then switched gears to become a church worship leader, before finally signing a Nashville record deal and making his mark as a songwriter and soulful R&B-groove-pop artist?
Well, if the question comes up some day, you’ll already know the answer: Jordan Feliz.
Drawing on musical influences as diverse as pop, folk, and good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, Josh Wilson’s Life Is Not A Snapshot creates a rollicking atmosphere of electrically charged sonic satisfaction. From the jangling guitars on “Sing,” to the thought-provoking cadence of “Before The Morning” and the Beatle-esque strains of “Do You Want To Know,” Josh creates melodic flights of fancy that take you on a journey beyond what is to what should be. Read more on Last.fm Bio provided by Last.fm.
It’s said for everything there is a season. Winter. Spring. Summer. Fall. One by one, we experience these seasons throughout our lives. Our souls grow dark and weary in the thick of winter, and just when we think we can’t endure another cold night, we recognize the first signs of spring. Slow and unexpected, welcome shades of green break through the frozen ground. Sometimes our Creator uses His own creation to remind us that even amidst winter’s chill He is always at work. For it’s in the unseen where life’s most beautiful moments take shape. Worship leader Kari Jobe knows this to be true in her own life, and on her fourth album, The Garden (Capitol CMG), she invites listeners to drink of the wellspring of hope she’s found in the midst of unimaginable tragedy.
At first glance, Kerrie Roberts is the unassuming girl with a huge voice. But once her voice captures you, it is clear there’s much more going on here. Dynamic yet intimate, uniquely emotive and soulful, her self-titled debut reveals the heart of an empathetic artist. These are the songs of a distinctly relational and prolific songwriter. “My father is a pastor, so my whole family has been shaped by the church,” says Kerrie. “From a young age, my parents always taught me to reach out to the broken and to those who need hope. Read more on Last.fm Bio provided by Last.fm.
Kristian P. Stanfill (born 1983) is a Christian worship leader from Atlanta, Georgia. He rose to fame in 2005 after becoming apart of the Passion group. In 2007 he independently released an EP, before signing onto sixsteprecords. In 2009 he released his debut album, Attention. And in 2011 his fame rapidly expanded when he released his sophomore album, Mountains Move, which debuted in the top three of Billboard's Top Christian Albums. His single Always, peaked within the Top 20 of Billboard's Hot Christian Songs. Read more on Last.fm Bio provided by Last.fm.
Kutless is a Christian alternative band, originally from Portland, Oregon, specializing in melodic hard rock. The band gets their name from the promise made in Romans 6:23. The band says, "He took the cuts for us...making us Kutless." Kutless consist of Jon Micah Sumrall (vocals), James Mead (guitar), Dave Luetkenhoelter (bass), and Jeff Gilbert (drums) and Nick Departee (guitar). Kutless's albums are released by BEC Recordings, a company owned by Tooth & Nail Records. Read more on Last.fm Bio provided by Last.fm.
Like the twists and turns of a mountain road, Laura Story’s life has held its share of unexpected moments - some exhilarating, some terrifying, and some simply beautiful to behold. Leaning solely on her faith in the sovereignty of God, Story has learned that no matter what comes around the next bend, it’s going to be an incredible view. Once an aspiring symphony conductor, Story didn’t even know she could sing - much less write songs - until she was in her early twenties. Read more on Last.fm Bio provided by Last.fm.
Growing up in Lafayette, La., singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle had the opportunity to immerse herself in the soulful surroundings brimming with an eclectic mix of zydeco, blues and Cajun music. These diverse sounds inform Daigle’s colorful, distinct brand of worship music.
From a young age, Daigle always had a penchant for singing, but it took a long time for the dream of pursuing music full-time to cultivate in her heart, a maturation process the young 22-year-old doesn’t take for granted. “The Lord started growing that passion in [me] and showing me it was possible, because in Louisiana a career in music is not the most logical choice,” she says matter-of-factly, maintaining that a career in music didn’t always seem like a practical choice.
Brewster has been musically inclined since his early childhood in Homer, Alaska. At the age of one, his mother, Cheryl, noticed how well he could keep rhythm on a drum set his grandfather had given him. At the age of five, his mother introduced him to the mandolin. Quickly mastering the instrument, he began playing for cruise ship tourists alongside his mother in Homer, Alaska. After receiving a call from Steve Perry inviting him to audition as lead guitarist for his next solo project Read more on Last.fm Bio provided by Last.fm.
Love And The Outcome
Singer/songwriter Jodi King and her husband, bassist Chris Rademaker, know the feeling of watching the sun set in California. Windows down, U2’s The Joshua Tree blaring on the radio, they’ve felt the rush of warm, dry wind as they cross the desert in the direction of the neon lights of the city. The duo, known as Love & The Outcome, set out to recreate the feeling of that unforgettable setting on These Are The Days, their long-awaited sophomore effort. “There’s something about California,” Jodi says. “These songs just felt like a sunset there. It felt like dust, like a desert, so we knew this where we needed to start making the record.” It was in 2013 that Love & The Outcome debuted their self-titled album with Word Records, and they soon became a mainstay at Christian radio. They toured all over the U.S. and Canada, sharing the stage with artists such as Newsboys, Switchfoot, Lecrae, TobyMac, Jeremy Camp and Francesca Battistelli. But to get there, Jodi and Chris had to walk through a spiritual desert. For years leading up to their first album, they maintained a grueling touring schedule, sold their house and possessions, said goodbye to Chris’ mother after a battle with cancer, and hit pause on their promising careers. Yet after many painful stops in their journey, they felt the pull to keep going. They relocated to Nashville from Canada, bought a house, had their first child, and got back on the road.