Christy Nockels released a new single, Build My Life, in which she hopes to invite listeners into a deeper place of worship and understanding of the wonder of God.
"Build My Life has become more than just a song I want to sing, but a theme that I want to ring true in my life," shares Nockels. "He is the name above every other name, and He is worthy of turning over the trajectory of my life to Him. Phil 2 says, "Therefore God exalted Himself to the name that is above every other name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth, and under the earth.” I hope this song opens your eyes to the wonder and awe of Jesus."
Having recently relocated to Franklin with husband and producer Nathan, along with their three children, Nockels' release of "Build My Life" comes with the expectation of more new music to follow.
"I am so excited about this song, but equally excited about what is coming," says Nockels. "This next record, dare I say, might be my favorite record I’ve ever made, and I am looking forward to over the coming weeks being able to tell you all about it!"
Clay Crosse released a new single to Christian radio titled I Will Trust in You. The song draws its message from John 16:33, the multi-Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter said.
“I Will Trust in You causes me to think of certain words: Creator, Savior, Father, Counselor, Comforter,” Crosse said. “These words describe Jesus. He, in His Divinity, created and is in control of the universe and, at the same time, He cares about the challenges and details of my seemingly small life. That is amazing and a comfort, but still, at times, I struggle with doubts and fears. John 16:33 says ‘I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’ I am thankful to have a Father who wants my life covered in peace. In those moments when I need a stronger faith, I pray that He draws closer to me or that I draw closer to Him. He is always faithful to answer this prayer and the desire of my heart,” Crosse said.
Crosse has released 10 albums during his career and received four Dove Awards. He released his first album, My Place is With You, in 1994.
In recent years, Crosse has served as worship pastor for The Love of Christ Community Church in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, with senior pastor, the late Dana Key (of the Christian Rock group DeGarmo and Key). He now serves as music pastor at First Baptist Church, Bentonville, Arkansas. Crosse continues to sing and lead worship at events nationwide. In addition to his music career, Crosse and his wife, Renee, lead their ministry, HolyHomes, and speak at marriage events nationwide. Clay and Renee Crosse, married since 1990, have four children.
Pen Pals is Heath McNease and Jetty Rae, poised to debut their next recording together, titled I Disappear. "Many of you are aware that I am one half of a folk duo called Pen Pals with singer-songwriter (and rapper) Heath McNease, wrote Jetty. "Back in April of this year Heath and I got together with lots of songs in various forms of being finished in hopes that we would have a new project by summer. We wrote some songs together, some apart and collaborated over Easter weekend in a very quaint country church in the back roads of Colquitt Georgia. The experience was a first for both of us, as our last project was lyrically and melodically written completely by Heath with me in mind as the female counterpoint. Our latest project really was a shared experience, and to be quite honest with you all I was a bit nervous to write together. The working apart thing really worked for us, and I was afraid that changing it up wouldn't provide the same magic as our first project Gold, as the Pen Pals."
Mark Lowry ‘s music video, What’s Not To Love? reached over a million views just a week after its July 24 release. It's the title cut on Lowry’s project, and his current radio single. “I had such a blast shooting this video, and the reaction online has been amazing!” said Lowry.