Welcome to the Wiamradio.com Artist Room 

 

We proudly partner with Christian artist not only here in our area but across the country and around the world to bring to you music that delivers a message of Hope!

  Below you will find our past interviews from some of the artists you will find right here on Wiamradio.com. We hope you enjoy getting know to know them as they tell the story behind their music and faith! 

 

For more information on bringing your music to Wiamradio.com contact artist relations at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1-888-802-6171 Ext 702

 


Hope's Creed

Jessie, Kristal, and Dave of Hope's Creed joined us on 11/21/19 for an on air interview

Hope's Creed is a Contemporary Christian band out of Calgary, Alberta, drawing worship leaders and instrumentalists together from First Alliance Church and Centre Street Church. Hope's Creed recently released their 2nd album, 'Know You Better'; which adds a bit of funk to their fusion of rock, pop, country and gospel.

For More Information on Hope's Creed Visit https://www.hopescreedmusic.com/

 


Brittany Morse

 
Singer/Songwriter Brittany Morse joined us on 11/8/2019 for an on air interview

 

 


Angie Taylor

Angie Joined us on 8/9/2019 for an on air interview

 

"It is my passion to point others to Christ. There are so many people who are lost and hurting. They feel they have no hope. I desperately want to reach out to them and say there is hope. His name is Jesus and he truly loves you. I feel that music is something that God has given me to do. I realize not everyone is comfortable walking into a church. However, they may be willing to click on a song. I believe music is a powerful tool that God can use to minister to hearts."


Rebekah Reitzel

Rebekah Reitzel joined us in the studio for a Live interview on 10/18/19


 

Madaline Garcia

 Madaline Joined us on 8/2/2019 for an on air interview

Catch it below

 

When you hear the name Madaline Garcia, you don’t necessarily think sweet, quirky blonde girl next door (unless you know her). Once you've  seen Madaline Garcia perform, you'll never forget her. Madaline is an amazing blend of her Kansas school teacher mom and her handsome Puerto Rican dad. She is as honest, kind, warm and as “real” as they come. She juggles life every day with a song on her lips, a deep love for the Lord in her heart, and a coffee in her hand. Don’t be fooled by her young age; Madaline is an old soul with a voice and work ethic out of the 1940s. When it comes to music, it's like turning the knob of perfection to ten. Every lyric is exact from memory. Every note is solid on key and rhythmically succinct and her performance is captivating. 

Music has been a big part of Madaline’s life since she was very little. As she began her starlet path in the Methodist Church "Cherub Choir" at the age of four, her gift was recognized. This incredible talent was encouraged by her church and school choral directors as well as private instructors. Due to a severe visual impairment, it was difficult for her to read music, so she had to rely on her hearing. Maddie attributes her lack of vision to her enhanced musical acuity. Her diverse musical style started In her teen years as she would perform traditional hymns in churches, jazz with combos and standards, and country and pop at festivals. In her college years, Madaline toured and performed across the globe with the Jazz Ensemble “One Voice”.   While touring China, Madaline remembers, “I encountered LOTS of Christians! But they were very much on the down low and didn’t speak openly about it. But it was so cool to bear witness to their incredibly strong faith in a world where it is not accepted.” 

Madaline has lived most of her life with thick glasses and very poor vision. In 2017, she received what she prays was her last eye surgery as they were able to get her surgically corrected to near 20/20 vision. Through her struggles growing up, she knew what it was like to be singled out for being different. She’s developed a tremendous compassion for special needs children & adults and has become a champion for special needs organizations. She’s one of the favorite activity leaders for Gigi's Playhouse in Brentwood,TN. She also loves to perform for and with participants at Wellspring Community in Castle Rock, CO a day program for special needs adults. 

Now married, Garcia lives in a Nashville suburb with her husband and two daughters, Ari and Lyla Belle.   She has engaged heavily in her songwriting as she's been more home-bound since they welcomed their newborn.  You'll see the girls featured on Madaline’s social media occasionally as she is baptized into motherhood head-first and you can witness the impressions on Madaline’s music as she experiences this new season of life.

Shortly after graduating with a Vocal Performance Degree from Mary Hardin Baylor, she moved to Nashville,TN. She was contacted by a member of her Colorado church that had been managing artists in Colorado and was looking to expand to Nashville.   In February of 2014, a development/management deal was signed with the now Nashville and Denver based WieRok Entertainment. As WieRok expanded into label services, Garcia was their first artist to ink a deal in 2018.  Through the process, Garcia has co-written a number of songs with some top-notch CCM-Pop, Worship and Country writers. The title track of her 2018 Christmas EP, “Christmas With You” was picked up for rotational airplay by major market reporting stations including Nashville’s WSM 95.5 “NASH-Icon” in the 2018 Christmas season.  To date she has released two EPs  and is currently (2019)  releasing a song every 4 to 6 weeks leading up to a CD release in September and a second Christmas EP in October. 

 


 

Heather Thomas Van Deren

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Heather Joined us on the Morning show for an interview on 7/19/2019 prior to the Wiamradio.com release of her single "By The Book" 

Listen to our Interview with Heather Below

 

Singer/Songwriter Heather Thomas Van Deren has loved music since she was a little girl. She took her first piano lesson at 7 years of age, and would sing & play for anyone who would listen. She has fond memories as a child of holding performances for her parents and their dinner guests, “whether they wanted to attend or not!” She continued growing her musical talent throughout her adolescence. Although she was saved in her teens, it wasn’t until she was a young mother that God began calling her to step forward and sing for Him. Heather was with the popular ladies’ trio “Hearts to Him” for 10 years, and with the group “Rejoice” for 8 years prior. She has been singing solo since 2008, having recorded four music projects to date. Heather holds numerous awards, including TGMA's Entertainer of the Year, & "Album of the Year" for her "Just in Time" CD. Her music is played on numerous radio stations across the world.
Heather resides in Texas on a farm where she & her husband raise Angus show cattle. She enjoys trail riding on her beloved horse "King Darius" in her spare time.

 

 

JJ WEEKS

 

A lifetime is a long time to do anything. Yet, the four members of the JJ Weeks Band are certain they’ll spend the rest of their days making God known through their music. On their seventh full-length project—and first for Centricity Music—the JJ Weeks Band musically commits to telling the world about Jesus for as long as they can breathe.

Comprised of lead singer/songwriter JJ Weeks, bassist David Hart, drummer Jon Poole and guitarist Cody Preston, the Macon, Ga., based band may be new to the Centricity roster, but they are far from a new act. The group originated when Weeks—then a worship leader at his hometown church—needed a band for a local worship night. Hitting the road, the group began amassing a loyal fanbase throughout the southeast. To date, they’ve opened for everyone from MercyMe and Casting Crowns to labelmates Unspoken. In addition, their music has been featured on the official soundtracks for high-profile films God’s Not Dead and Four Blood Moons. With the debut of their first national release in 2013, the group earned a Top 10 single with “Let Them See You,” a song that remained on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart for 29 weeks.

“I would sing that little chorus to God every single morning for years before it ever became a song,” Weeks says of the band’s biggest hit to date, adding that he was surprised with how widely it resonated with fans. “God obviously saw fit to do something different with it, and we’ve been blown away by what God’s done. It’s been cool to see it climb the charts, but the emails and the Facebook messages we’ve gotten is where it all really just hits home.”

For Weeks and his bandmates, the stories they hear from fans are the crowning achievement of their vocation. “Making a difference in people’s lives—that’s really why we do this, we want to be a vessel,” the frontman asserts. “We can sing for two hours, and it will not change anything, but God can move in a moment and change everything. That’s just how big our God is,” Weeks maintains. “Our central message is ‘Come to Jesus,’ because He loves us more than we can ever understand.”

 

Listen to our in studio interview with JJ Weeks -

 

 

 

 

Mark Lee / Third Day

Mark Lee is a founding member and guitarist for the award-winning Christian rock band Third Day, with thirteen albums and total sales  approaching eight million. An accomplished songwriter (“Sky Falls Down,” “Alien,” “Show Me Your Glory,” and more), Lee has also  written for CCM Magazine, Guideposts for Teens, and others. While balancing touring with life as a husband and father, he earned his BA in Christian studies from Grand Canyon University.He lives with his family outside Atlanta, Georgia.

Mark’s brand new book "HURT ROAD" -

 

Hurt Road is the story of Mark Lee’s dreams and successes, losses and heartaches, and all the miles in between. The guitarist of Third Day is no stranger to heartache and hopes deferred; the road to success is never traveled without missteps along the way. This is the engaging true story of a teenager who found in music a refuge from the uncertainties of life and then set out to discover a better way to live than constantly struggling to make sure life turned out the way he planned it.

 

Listen here to our live radio interview with Mark !

 

 

 

"Daryl Boyer"


 
Husband, father, singer, songwriter, worship leader, And recording artist.
 
Never in all the winding roads of lost opportunity, sorrow, brokenness, and even addiction, did Daryl Boyer ever think he would be in the place of writing and recording music in the Christian music industry. Daryl’s story begins with years of hurt and hard living later turning around into a story of redemption, life changing truth, and the discovery of a selfless and genuine purpose for the Lord.
 
Daryl spent many years struggling in a hopeless place of depression and alcoholism, while missing the truth of who he really was and what his purpose in life was supposed to look like. Daryl Quotes “Way to often we become blind by our own emotions that are taking over our life, we find ourselves looking at life through a false perspective and trying to apply bandages to get us through the moments of pain and difficulty. Usually the bandages that we apply are anything but good for us, and usually they only put us into deeper problems and heavier emotional bondage. Habits of escape, drinking, drugs, and denial will never move us ahead or fix a single thing. Sadly, without us learning to change the perspective and find real truth, we will never discover just how valuable, loved, and unique we each are. “
 
Navigating this broken road of lies and self-destructive thinking launched Daryl into truly discovering His loving Heavenly Father, as he really was, not as an angry disappointed father. Daryl quotes, “I discovered that God was a father who is always looking on in love, believing we all have value, purpose, a calling, and really matter equally in His eyes.” Daryl’s journey led him to discover that his identity was not in what people thought of him or even what he had or had not accomplished. Instead, Daryl discovered that God had declared he was worthy and could be a blessing when the focus was turned away from himself and stead redirected to loving others by walking in the Father’s daily grace and forgiveness.
 
Armed with a new perspective and real truth Daryl’s mission moving forward was simple, to share the truth and share his story, raw and real, just as it was.
Daryl has learned to write songs from his life perspective and daily reality while praying daily that the words of his music touch the lives of others in a way that draws them closer to the father and the truth of his word.

 

Here is our live interview with Daryl!

 

 

The Sweet Mercy Band

 

 

 

It started with a cowboy looking for a singer to sing his songs. Through a mutual friend, Bill met Kim. Their first get-to-know-you conversation they learned they were both strong believers in the faith, and both had survived near-death experiences. Bill had been run over by a car nearly crushing him to death when he was a little boy and Kim overcame kidney failure, two bouts of thyroid cancer, and peritonitis. During the next two-and-a-half years, Bill and Kim met weekly for songwriting sessions. Their love for The Lord and music and shared philosophy of keeping egos out of the process has proved to be the perfect formula. More than 25 songs later, The Sweet Mercy Band was formed. Their first song is suitably titled "We're Survivors." Bill and Kim have had the honor of being featured on Christian internet radio programs sharing the good news of God's love for people no matter where they're at in their life. You can expect to hear a combination of country and southern rock with a twist of the blues all wrapped up in a big bow of hope to lift your spirit. The Sweet Mercy Band's full CD will be available for download in the fall of 2017. Check out their first single "We're Survivors" and download it for only 99 cents as well as "Sweet Mercy." More songs to come include "Hello Blue Sky," "Thorns and Razors," and "My Love." Have a blessed day!
 
 
Here is our 2017 live radio interview !
 

 

Here is our 2018 interview with Sweet Mercy Band!

 

 

Here is our latest interview with the Sweet Mercy Band, including a "new song" from their upcoming 2019 Album release!

 

 

 

CALL ME FOUND

 

 

Call Me Found -- the duo of Hannah Devlin and Jeff Bishop -- describes their music as "Christian Americana." They have one album, "Beauty for Ashes."

 

By the fourth grade, vocalist Hannah Devlin was already showing a gift for music. After formal training in various Philadelphia-area music schools, she experimented with nearly every style of music from opera, jazz, classical, choral, worship, and rock, to musical theater, eventually settling in as a worship leader at her local church.

 

Her unique style caught the attention of producer/instrumentalist, Jeff Bishop (Bishop Reilly, Earth To Bob), a respected veteran of the 1990’s mid-Atlantic original-music scene who shared the stage with well-known artists such as Ace Frehley (Kiss), Eddie Money, Weird Al Yankovic, and worked with Grammy winning artists, John Rollo (Joe Cocker, The Kinks), Chris Carmichael (Taylor Swift, Kari Jobe), and Mike Tarsia (Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder).

 

Jeff was struck by the purity and vulnerability of Hannah’s voice, and immediately enlisted her to sing background vocals on his 2014 release, Bishop Reilly.

 

During sessions for that album, they decided to do another album together, this time featuring Hannah as the lead vocalist. They began writing and recording material for an album and shortly thereafter formed a band to take the songs out for live audiences. 

 

The resulting album, “Beauty For Ashes,” was their first release as Call Me Found, and dropped in December, 2016 on the Eastern Records label.

Here is our "live" radio interview with Call Me Found !

 

 

 

 

Aaron Shust Interview

 

 

Aaron Michael Shust is an American contemporary Christian music artist on the Centricity Music label. Shust was named the Songwriter of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards of 2007, and his song, "My Savior My God", received the Song of the Year award.

 

Here is our interview with Aaron !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael English Interview

 

 

Most people aspire to normalcy and arrive at complacency.

 

Most people reach comfortable and, for better or worse, decide to stay.

 

Michael English isn’t most people.

 

In a culture that would rather turn a blind eye instead of pursuing something more…something different…Michael stands among the few who intentionally and passionately pursue change from the inside out.

 

Not behavior modification...not a step-by-step program to self-improvement…but an active, daily encounter with our endlessly creative Savior.

 

Encounters that don’t let you settle…

 

Encounters that bring you face to face with the One who knows the innermost workings of the heart He created inside and gently, firmly, molds, shapes, leads and guides that very heart until it is more and more like His.

 

This is where Michael English is living.

 

Here is our interview with Michael English:   

 

 

 

 Christian Recording Artist - Dez Childs !

 

 

The life of Dez Childs’ is a story of three paths: One geographic, one musical and one spiritual. From an early age she has traveled each of these roads gaining knowledge, experience and faith. The combination of these experiences, hard work, and a wellspring of God-given talent has resulted in a remarkable musician and a beautiful person.

 

The daughter of a military man, Dez spent two years of her childhood in Iceland. It was during this time when she first became aware of God’s presence in her life. Her parents had gotten their three daughters involved in a youth bible organization and the family attended a Baptist church regularly. She heard acoustic guitar in church one day and, as she puts it, “fell in love with the sound and didn’t want it to stop.”

 

Dez’s mom had a career as a professional singer under the name Gigi Parker, and worked with such legends as The Four Seasons. In addition, both grandfathers were musicians and entertainers. Dez’ musical endeavors began with the school choir, in which she participated throughout high school. She started performing, but is was not until the age of sixteen that Dez began to seriously develop her voice as well as her guitar and piano playing skills. After high school there was much pressure on her to attend college but Dez chose to pursue a career in music. Her first band played original progressive rock music. She also taught voice for School of Rock and Musically Speaking Studios.

 

Over the years, Dez’ faith and music have become intertwined. During her junior year of high school she became a junior leader for Young Life, and began leading worship. She continues to lead worship anywhere there is a need, including women’s retreats and youth organizations. In addition, she works with her churches’ youth worship team, helping them develop their talent.

 

After accepting Christ as her Savior at the age of fifteen, Dez quickly immersed herself in her home church, a Calvary Chapel located in New Jersey. She spent five years of her life attending most, if not all, of the bible studies and became heavily involved in the worship ministry. The love she had for the Lord was strong and so was her passion to reach the lost. But Dez would be the last person to ever claim that her Christian walk always remained on the hilltops. She quickly learned that staying on the narrow road was harder than it seemed.

 

Here is our radio interview with Dez about her brand new album, "Work of Art".

 

 

 

Introducing Canadian Christian Artist "Margret-Rose" -

 

 

 

Margaret-Rose is a New Contemporary Christian Pop Singer and Songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Margaret-Rose’s given name is hyphenated, which adds a bit of interest to the Artist’s unique first name. She was born in Montreal, Quebec, lived in London, Ontario briefly from age 3 to 6, and then moved to Winnipeg, where she grew up. Born and raised in a Christian home, Music and Singing have always been a part of her life.

 

The very first song Margaret-Rose learned to sing at age 3 was, “Yes Jesus Loves Me.” She also learned to sing the radio Single, “Rain Drops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” all by herself. It was evident at an early age, that Margaret-Rose had an ear for spotting Music Hits.

 

From singing duets in Church with her Mom as a child at age 9 and as a young adult, to singing in Church Choirs, Ensembles, in Musicals, singing Solos at age 13, singing at Winnipeg Jazz Festivals, on T.V., at CBC Fundraisers and everything in between, Margaret-Rose loves to sing!

 

Margaret-Rose completed a recording project with several other Musicians for Winnipeg Harvest, a non-profit, community based organization, some years back, entitled, “A Professional Christmas,” produced by Dan Donahue of Winnipeg.  More recently, Margaret-Rose performed the song “Alive” in the Musical The Story.

 

Margaret-Rose has also pursued Nursing, a life-long dream, and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, in 2004. She continues to enjoy working in her Field while pursuing Music. “It is a pleasure and an honor to provide care to those I serve and in some small way, it is my desire to make an impact and a difference in the lives of those I meet.”

 

Margaret-Rose released her First Radio Single – Be Bold, September 15th, 2015. Be Bold is a Contemporary Christian Pop Song with an upbeat tempo and a message of hope and encouragement. The song’s inspiration comes from Ephesians 3:12, “In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him.” Because of our faith in Christ, we can come to God our Father with confidence. This confidence gives us the courage to face life’s adversities no matter what the challenge.

 

Be Bold is sure to lift your spirits and give you a new sense of purpose and a new determination to succeed at Life! The song was co-written. Lyrics by Margaret-Rose, music by Eric Copeland of Creative Soul in Nashville and arrangement by Producer Jared Salte of Salt Shaker Studios.

 

Margaret-Rose releases her Second Radio Single – Out of the Blue, January 5th, 2016! Out of the Blue is a Fun, Easy Listening and Memorable Contemporary Christian Pop Song offering the Listener reassurance and comfort in spite of times of hardship. Inspired by Margaret-Rose’s own life experiences when she too has felt moments of desperation, God has truly been her consolation.

 

Out of the Blue was written and composed by Margaret-Rose and arranged by her Producer Jared Salte of Salt Shaker Studios.

 

To all those who listen to her Music, Margaret-Rose would like to send this message, “May you find hope, may your heart and spirit be lifted in those times of sorrow and may you be filled with His Peace and His Joy.” “God Bless.”

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Margret -Rose can be found on the Internet at http://margaret-roseonline.com/

Listen here to our interview!

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Introducing Christian Artist Robert Russell

 

Born in Blytheville, Arkansas, Robert began playing music at the age of nine with his father, Bobby Russell who was also a singer songwriter.

 

Robert learned to play everything from Pop Music to Country to Hard Rock.

 

After being saved in 2007, he began to focus onChristian music. Influenced by artists such as Kutless and Nichole Nordemean, he began writing Christian songs.

 

His music reflects his personal journey with Christ.

 

You'll find Robert Russell here: 

http://robertrussellmusic.com/

Or, on these social media sites:

https://www.facebook.com/Robert-Russell-Music-Ministries-794931197219503

https://mobile.twitter.com/robertr07639949

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj26lwFPfHnwIBNtrN-zf_w

Here is our "live" radio interview with Robert:

 

 

HIGHER GROUND

 

 

Higher Ground is a team of men called by God to carry His message around the world. After more than 40 years of consistent ministry in prophetic singing, writing, teaching and preaching, the team is equipped to speak into the lives of God’s people everywhere. Wayne Hilliard, Eddie Combs and Mark Whitaker possess abilities to reach both young and old with the message of God’s Kingdom. With demonstration activation of God-given gifts, Higher Ground imparts life and blessing to leaders who pursue excellence in ministry. Annual conferences, crusades and training seminars outline the work and ministry of these men.

 

Noted for popular songs of praise and worship and songs of declarative truths, Higher Ground has over 20 recordings to their credit, setting the pace for much of the music heard today in Christendom. Their mission continues to call the church to a higher level in God, accentuation praise and worship in every setting. These well-able men of ministry continue to inspire and change the destiny of everyone they touch.

Listen here to wIAMradio.com's live interview:

 

 

 

 

Higher Ground were with us at The Gloucester County Community Church during our Revival Revived 2 (January 9th - 15th)! Below is this years live radio interview!

 

 

 

 

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Visit Higher Ground's website: www.higherground.us

 

3 Shades of Blue -

3 Shades of Blue is a band from Philadelphia, PA. Consisting of four members, Jeffery Allem, Jesse Allem, Austin Allem, Dane Duncan. They are known for their unique blend of electronic pop-rock and lyrics of hope. 3SB has opened for national and international bands including Panic! At the Disco, Skillet, Switchfoot, Tenth Avenue North, Family Force Five, Plumb, Mikeschair, Josh Wilson, Reilly, Stellar Kart, The Advice, Superhero and many more. 3SB has played at festivals around the east including: Creation, Alive, etc. For booking, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Sweet Mercy Band