This project was inspired by a prayer time I had one afternoon in my house in Nashville. It was a deep time of worship where I was vulnerable and honest with God about my desire to know Him better. That's when the song "How I Lord You Lord" was born. It was a cry of connection with God.
So, I wanted to create a worship experience that included different mediums of worship, with people of all different races, various age groups and show them all worshiping together. To show that it is possible for these groups to all worship side by side and to capture it all on a recording.
I was very meticulous about the orchestrating and producing of this recording. I wanted it to be visually and audibly creative, and to take people to a heavenly place as they listen. Throughout the recording, you can hear the audience worshiping, and I love the dimension that their responses add to the recording.
I enlisted help from a few friends of mine, who joined me in the studio and in the concert, adding their voices to the mix. My good friend and mentor, Morris Chapman and an upcoming jewel of an artist, Destiny Rambo-McGuire. Also, I friend I grew up singing with in Idaho, Rachel Baggett.
This project is intricately orchestrated as well as simple and singable. It is inclusive and calming. Reflective and epic. Black and white. Old and new. Nostalgic but fresh.