Bryan draws you in. Whether you are having a conversation with him, or being led into the presence of God by him, there is no resisting. He himself is caught up in God and before you know it, you are there with him, declaring with him in some fashion, his favorite refrain. "Your lovingkindness is better than life." (Psalm 63:3)
Bryan's humble manner and acknowledged need for God throw down a red carpet to lead you into the throne room experience of his songs. Bryan experienced a spiritual awakening at age 18 that transformed his Christian experience from obligatory church attendance to fiery passion for a huge God.
Bryan says he has been most inspired by the radical commitment of Keith Green, the humble, broken spirit and music of Matt Redman, the "big picture" of God painted by John Piper and the sense of connection to something larger than self that is evoked by artists such The Beatles and U2.
Bryan wants to see. "I see the Lord high and lifted up... I see the Son with fire in His eyes." (from With the Angels) He is going somewhere. "Your song beckons me and fills my heart. Your love washes over me and your mercy sets me free to worship you." (from One I Love) As you listen to his music, as you enter into worship, he will take you with him.
Bryan currently serves as a worship leader at his home church, The Crossing, in Columbia, Missouri. He grew up playing guitar and piano, and has been a part of worship teams and led worship in several church settings in the Midwest. His approach to leading worship is to be a worshipper himself. "I try to see God and pray for His grace to allow me to sing and to have my heart line up with what I am singing. I want people to see God, not look at words on a screen or hear music, but see God and be overwhelmed by Him."
Sing is a compilation of worship songs Bryan has written over the past several years. GrassrootsMusic.com describes Sing with the following words, "Sparkling acoustic guitars, intimate lyrics, emotion-laden vocals - Bryan Brown's compelling artistry gently penetrates through the calluses of the heart and embeds itself directly into the very depths of your soul." Bryan recorded Sing with his brother, Chris, in the basement of his parent's house. Both are accomplished musicians and between the two of them played and sang everything you hear on it.
Sing was self-released in November 2004, and is now being re-released by Integrity Music UK. And with Bryan, there will be much more to come. His passionate pursuit is the creation of ever-bigger sounds to honor and adore his great and majestic God.