Welcome to the Artist Room, where you will find information about upcoming recording artist releases, and including at times, the story behind their music!
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.”
Margret -Rose can be found on the Internet at http://margaret-roseonline.com/
Listen here to our interview!
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.
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Here is our "live" radio interview with Robert:
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!
Visit Higher Ground's website: www.higherground.us
3 Shades of Blue -
Here's our radio interview -