Although he largely stuck to gospel and soul music during his time on American Idol, Danny Gokey transformed himself into a country artist following the show's conclusion. Born on April 24, 1980, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was raised in a large family and began singing during weekly church services. Gokey's interest in religion and music continued to shape his adolescence, and he became the music director of Faith Builders International Ministries during his mid-twenties. Meanwhile, he married his high-school sweetheart, a fellow churchgoing music fan named Sophia Martinez, and lived with her for four years.
Singer/songwriter Stephen Stanley makes music with immediate emotional impact, revealing a
depth of talent that comes from years of devotion to his craft. At the age of nine, the Mansfield,
Georgia-based artist learned to play his mother’s guitar after suffering an accident that
rendered him deaf in his left ear, and quickly uncovered an innate musicality and remarkable
gift for melody. By age 13, he’d added piano and drums to his repertoire, in addition to writing
songs and leading worship at the church where his father served as a pastor. Over the last
decade, Stanley has honed a distinct and dynamic voice as a musician, bringing both raw
emotion and a profound sense of purpose to everything he creates.
From his rural Texas roots, cutting his chops on his father’s Country-Western record collection, to the small Baptist church where he was first compelled by congregational singing, and now in his current position as the definitive worship leader for the worldwide church, Chris Tomlin has always been motivated to provide spiritual seekers a voice to talk with God through music.
For Jeremy Camp, it all boils down to loving people well. As a young boy growing up in small-town Lafayette, Indiana, Jeremy’s impressionable young heart watched his parents model this behavior on a regular basis. It was not uncommon for Jeremy to accompany his father to a local prison or boys’ home to minister through words and music, and when his father started a church when Jeremy was only 14, his eyes were truly opened to the remarkable impact of pastoring and ministering. Between caring and providing for him and his siblings and his father entering full-time ministry, the importance of caring for and loving well the people put in your path was not lost on the blue-eyed boy with an affinity for music.
We The Kingdom is a multigenerational family of musicians, including producers and songwriters Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, NeedToBreathe, Bethel Music), Scott Cash, Franni Rae Cash, Martin Cash and Andrew Bergthold. The members of We The kingdom have been involved behind-the-scenes in songs that have been sung around the world, and now they are ready to tell their own story firsthand. Their sound is a blend of worship, vulnerability, and grit that is birthed out of decades of musical influences and a shared difficult experience that brought them together as a band. Their debut EP is out fall 2019.
Jonathan Traylor signals the coming of a new generation of faith music—an authentic melting pot of Worship, Christian and Gospel influences, marked by captivating songs and anchored by a heartfelt passion for ministry.
Hailing from a small town off the coast of Northern Ireland, Rend Collective (Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Stephen Mitchell) wants to be known as a celebration band, worshiping for God’s Glory and fame. Since the release of their first album, Organic Family Hymnal, the group’s authentic and energetic style of worship has attracted an international audience, with career sales of more than 300,000 albums. The group saw early success as their first ever single “Build Your Kingdom Here,” peaked at No. 12 on the National Christian Audience Chart.
Influenced by the fabled and fertile Memphis music scene,23-year-old EvvieMcKinney’s unique mergingof good ol’gospel vibes, current pop sensibility and deep-rooted soul has her perfectly positioned for international acclaim.
GRAMMY® nominated Hillsong Young & Free is a youth movement born out of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. Young & Free is the third extension of the Hillsong Church worship ministry, which also includes Hillsong Worship and Hillsong United. Young & Free is comprised of a collective of young people who come together to make music for youth and young adults everywhere.
Hillsong UNITED is a multi-award-winning, platinum-selling artist whose chart successes (repeatedly no. 1 on Billboard’s Christian charts and up to #5 on Billboard 200) are only bested by the millions of lives they’ve impacted across the globe.
With a catalogue sung by an estimated 50 million people worldwide each week, Hillsong Worship is passionate about equipping and mobilising believers everywhere with Christ-centered songs of God-glorifying worship for the building of the Church.
Trusting his instincts and leaning into his faith spurred this veteran artist to make the most personal album of his career with The Elements. “I let go of worrying about the charts and if I’m good enough - things that come along with the business of artistry,” TobyMac says of his new approach. “The most important thing to me now is when I walk into a studio to record a song ‘does it make you feel something?’ And, is there a reason for it to exist in this world?"
Angie Rose is a dynamic powerhouse Pop/Hip-Hop artist from the Bronx. From Puerto Rican roots, the Latina inspires her fans to be unstoppable through a combination of raw energy and undaunted lyrics. Her music promotes diversity and overcoming all obstacles, pulling from her past experiences with loss, drugs, and hurt.
Cody Carnes is a worship leader who is passionate about creating space where innovative artistry and authentic worship can collide. As a songwriter, he's penned numerous cuts recorded by his wife, GRAMMY-nominee Kari Jobe Carnes, as well as the powerful corporate anthem, "The Cross Has The Final Word." He also wrote or cowrote every song on his full-length debut, The Darker The Night / The Brighter The Morning (Capitol CMG), a sonically compelling project that marries declaritive lyrics with infectious pop-infused melodies.
Riley Clemmons is a 20-year-old pop singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. Raised on southern gospel music and classic rock, Riley began singing at a young age. She was discovered by her manager Mitchell Solarek at age 13 and began attending writing sessions shortly after. At 16, Riley was signed to Capitol CMG and sky-rocketed onto the scene with her debut hit single “Broken Prayers” in December 2017. The song was added to 38 stations around the U.S., held a multi-week top 5 at Hot AC radio, and has amassed over 27.5M global streams since its release.