If you don’t know Audrey Assad, that’s okay. She’s only the biggest thing to happen to the Christian music scene in years, but you wouldn’t know it by talking to her. Liz Lemon appearances aside, Audrey probably wouldn’t stand out in a room full of celebrities, nor would you think that behind her quirky demeanor there’s a voice that could take on both the resonating power of Adele and the melodic soul of Joni Mitchell. It’s her small and humble heart that makes her newest project Heart such Read more [...]
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It was only one year ago that most of the world was introduced to the lovely and talented Audrey Assad. Her debut album “The House Your Building” received immediate critical attention as a refreshing and dynamic Christian album in an industry well known for keeping the status quo than striving for uniqueness. While radio play may have been weak and overall record sales don’t eclipse those of other major Christian artists, Audrey has carved out a niche of her own that will undoubtedly grow as her songs begin to be shared by Christians and non-believers alike.
Given how little attention she has received, it’s a wonder that Apple picked her out amongst a crowded Christian music scene. Apple has promoted her so much so that Audrey is iTunes’ first Christian artist to record a “Live from SoHo” session, normally reserved the big artists like as Adele, Taylor Swift, and John Legend & The Roots.
The Ike Ndolo Band stopped by the LifeTeen.com office today to talk about their upcoming tour with Audrey Assad and Ennie Hickman from Adore Ministries, as well as fun stories from the road and their favorite musical influences. Guest appearances by Derek Natzke and Fr. Dan Beeman. Ike also plays a live acoustic version of “Awake, O Sleeper”.
It’s that time of year again: when you either love or hate listening to the radio. That’s right, it’s Christmas song season, when all those secular and religious songs come blaring at you the day after Thanksgiving and end immediately after Christmas dinner.
I love all sorts of Christmas songs. Christian hymns, modern pop songs, choral hits. I don’t mind if a song wants to tell me about Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, or about angelic hosts heard on high; they both have their place among our enjoyment of the Advent and Christmas season. (During Mass, however, song selection is a totally different story.)
While most of us have heard of Christmas songs by Mariah Carey and Nat King Cole, I wanted to highlight a few songs by Christian artists that I think are excellent and worthy of your attention. Now sit back, grab a candy cane and some hot chocolate, and take a listen to some of my Christmas favorites.
If you’ve been lucky enough to go to one of this summer’s Steubenville Youth Conferences, you know how awesome God can move in your heart. Relive some of the memories with these pictures from Steubenville Atlanta. Matt Maher, Audrey Assad, and Ike Ndolo all played music, Mark Hart, Fr. Dan Beeman, Fr. Tim Hepburn, Tammy Evevard, and Michelle Benzinger all spoke, and Paul George hosted. Photos taken by Laura Womack.