Washington DC Gospel Singer 1

  • Washington DC Gospel Singer 1
  • Washington DC Gospel Singer 1
  • Washington DC Gospel Singer 1
  • Washington DC Gospel Singer 1
  • Washington DC Gospel Singer 1
  • Washington DC Gospel Singer 1
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Washington DC Gospel Singer 1

This Washington DC Gospel Singer's approach to life, is the same as his approach to music -"If you always do what you’ve always done…you'll always be what you’ve always been."

He just finished recording his 2nd worship EP with acclaimed Nashville producer and friend, Akil Thompson. The album features some of his most heartfelt worship songs that he's written since he started leading worship in churches, at age 14. After spending the last 3 years on the road with his band, this Washington DC Gospel Singer has emerged with a fresh sound all his own and is beginning to be known as a true voice of worship in today's ever-changing world. Since June of 2009, he has been on the road solo, leading worship at camps, conferences, and camps all over the country. He now joins National Community Church, in our nation's capital, serving as a worship leader on staff, alongside pastor and best-selling author Mark Batterson.

Washington DC Gospel Singer skills

While still in college, he honed his songwriting skills, writing albums for people by word of mouth to pay his way through school. He was a finalist in VH1's Song of the Year competition for his inspirational tune. This Washington DC Gospel Singer also gained national exposure through American Idol's fourth season, where he climbed to the top 50 finalists. After Idol, he joined forces with his longtime friend and guitarist Josh to form his band. They have been featured nationally on CNN, NBC, and the Fox Morning show, with one of his songs written for the Virginia Tech families that were affected by tragedy of April 16, 2007. The song was one of the first ever to reach 1 on a top 40 radio format from an independent artist, and was the most requested song of the year on Roanoke, VA's popular K92 Radio.

Having written over 1200 songs in every genre since the age of 13, this young talent is a diamond in the rough among songwriters and is quickly becoming a fan favorite with Indie pop/rock listeners. This Washington DC Gospel Singer has penned songs with some amazing chart-topping lyricists, including Calvin Nowell, Keith Dudley, Scott Davis, and Aaron Rice. His songs have won the "Track of the Week" and numerous "track of the day" awards on Garageband.com and he’s been nominated twice for Artist of the Month out of over 10,000 bands on Stereofame.com. On Ourstage.com, his songs have held the #1 slot for 3 months, as well as 7 “top 10”s. His band, the reached #16 worldwide on Myspace Unsigned Pop Artists. This Washington DC Gospel Singer has shared the stage with many well known artists, both Christian and Secular, including John Mayer, Sanctus Real, Rachel Lampa, Reliant K, B. Reith, Ben Folds, Cowboy Mouth, and The White Tie Affair. He’s also appeared on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel Hour, been featured in Worship Leader Magazine, and has written songs for several major label artists.

Washington DC Gospel Singer goal

Although he has experienced success, this Washington DC Gospel Singer's priority has always been to write songs that inspire others to live for a higher purpose. His new release is not your traditional worship record, and it’s met with much anticipation. His first indie worship EP, “I Believe” sold more than 1,000 copies independently, in less than a year! With the new album, he and producer Akil Thompson have thrown tradition and normalcy out the window. “We’re using sounds that have never been used before, and our hope with this collection is to set the trend, instead of following it.”

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