We are now on Pandora.com
I am so excited to tell you that after many, many months of trying to get in the door… Pandora.com has added “Our Amazing God” to the rotation lists.
click to listen: HERE
The making of this project has been an obedience and faith walk. I have been a record producer since 1987 and this recording was my 100th project as well as being the first project to feature me as the main artist. I have always thought of myself as a behind the scenes person. Now I am in front singing and directing a crowd of extremely talented singers and musicians that are singing my songs. What an experience. It is available on all digital media outlets. iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. Check it out. It’s affordable at $10.
The Our Amazing God Recording Story
Our Amazing God was recorded on May 5th, 2013 on a Sunday morning at The Potter’s House Church in Columbus Ohio. We recorded the whole recording twice. Once in the 9am service and again in the 11am service. The 9am recording was safe and we recorded two additional songs that didn’t make the final CD.
So we used the 11:00 am recording only.
The back story is this:
The previous night (Saturday) we did a run through rehearsal and recording and we did it twice to make sure that all the instruments were getting to the recorders. By the way, the recording was done by The Vanguard Group who also records Israel Houghton and William McDowell, Chris Tomlin, Vickie Winans and many others. You can check out their discography here (Vanguard Recording). During the process, I blew out my voice. It felt like I had swallowed glass and I was absolutely nervous about Sunday.
I called everyone around and they prayed over my voice and the Spirit of God came and touched my throat. The pain stopped immediately.
All I needed next was a lot of silence, water and a great night’s sleep. That was not the case. At 3:00 am The Lord woke me up and started talking to me and showing me a version of the recording where He stepped in the room and began to move. That prayer time stretched to 4:40 am and I had to get up at 6:00 am to be ready for church. Needless to say, all of that happened and flash forward into the 11:00 am recording about 30 minutes at the end of the song “He is My Peace” and I felt The Lord move me and I simply sang “You are Holy Lord….” Immediately I panicked! Why you ask? That was not a song that we had practiced or was even written! I had shared the idea with Matt Hines (my keyboard player) months before but we had never worked on it at all. We were going FREE STYLE NOW! But then after I said “You are righteous Lord” I felt the power of God flow over me heavily and from there on for the next 30 minutes we were just flowing in the Spirit. It turned out to be so powerful that we stuck completely with the 11:00 am recording. I never went back and listened to the 9:00 am recording… still haven’t. The rest of the story will be continued in another blog… stay tuned!