GMA Dove Award Nominated group, Nashville Life Music‘s full-length studio album, Here For Jesus, is available today (Integrity Music). This follows their hit live EP, Taylor House Sessions, which produced a Billboard Top 5 single and GMA Dove Award-nominated song, “My God (feat. Mr. Talkbox).”
Nashville Life Music is the soundtrack to Nashville Life Church, a local movement that started out of CeCe Winans’ living room nine years ago. Grammy-winning songwriters and bandleaders Dwan Hill (Lauren Daigle, Jonny Lang) and Alvin Love III (Cece Winans’ son and producer) have led their 26-member worship team to create a project of energetic and inspiring songs that lift up anthemic, fun-loving sounds of thanksgiving and praise to God for everyday life.
Here For Jesus features guest artists like Leeland (“Way Maker,” “Lion and The Lamb”), and Dove-award-winning New Artist of the Year Aaron Cole. A creative, time period piece, marrying together worship with throwback sounds from 70’s and present-day musical influences, Here For Jesus feels ready to become a modern classic. Imagine worship music that’s a mix of Elton John, Queen, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chance the Rapper and Kanye West – it’s an album unlink any you’ve ever heard and one you can’t miss. At its core, the album is a diverse project united by more than simply style and joyful praise. It’s worship in community. It’s uniquely tied together by the diversity of the people who make up Nashville Life.
“The objective is just to get people singing, particularly singing in regards to gratitude,” reveals Dwan Hill about the album. “Nashville Life is a big believer in the power of expressing gratitude. We’re trying to build a church of people who are sensitive to the fact that God wants to hear that we’re grateful. I just think the person who expresses gratitude has a lot more joy than the person who doesn’t. The prayer is that the more they sing it, the more it’ll really take root in their heart; and it’ll become more than just a song, but a way of life.”
Tonight CCM Magazine and Root Magazine have joined together to bring a live listening event with Nashville Life Music to share the heart behind the album, introduce the group and preview the new songs. Join Alvin Love III and Dwan Hill tonight on Facebook at 7:30 PM Central on the CCM Magazine, Root Magazine, Integrity Music and Nashville Life Music pages.