All posts filed under: Artist Feature

Scoop ~ Interview with Worship Leader & SongLab Founder, Meredith Mauldin

Meredith Mauldin is a wife, mom, co-founder of worship and songwriting group, Upperroom, and the founder of SongLab. SongLab recently released an EP, Simplicity (read the TBAP review here) with the wonderful anthem song, Hero. Meredith took some time to chat with TBAP about her work and journey in SongLab so far. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Meredith! Lovely to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself and SongLab that we don’t already know. Meredith: Thank you so much for the interview! Well, my name is Meredith Mauldin and I have been a singer, songwriter, and worship leader for almost 15 years. I have an incredible husband and 3 kiddos but I momma a lot more worship peeps all over the country through SongLab. SongLab started as songwriter/ worship events to help equip worship leaders to write their own unique songs coming from their heart and testimonies as well as their local churches. Over the last year and a half it has developed into much more. Miranda ~ How …

Music Review ~ One on One EP by Gary LeVox

Category Christian Genre Pop/Urban Country Rating 4.5 Stars Review LeVox presents a well-delivered collection packed full with messages of truth and comfort that highlight the goodness of God’s love in our lives, which also pours out to others if we let it (because this is how the world will know who we are), as well a trust in God’s faithfulness to keep us devoted to the truth so we will never lose our way–a trust that comes from a track record of God never failing, one that keeps us despite the worst inner struggles and outer circumstances, so that in the end the promise that we will win and overcome is fulfilled in our lives no matter what comes our way. A comforting and calming work of art with messages that remain timeless. *Though I offer this review to the public, it’s my opinion and simply that. A ‘thank you’ to Momentum Influencer Network and Big Machine Label Group for a free streamer in exchange for my honest opinion. What you might want to know …

Scoop ~ Interview with Chad Dorough of Royal Company

Royal Company is a group of passionare singers/songwriters that came together to make music to glorify God. They were first two, and then took off from there and grew into what they are now. They recently released a beautiful song, Love In Your Eyes, that’s both hopeful and heartwarming. Recently, TBAP had an interview with Chad Dorough, one of the cofounders of the group, and this is what he had to say: Miranda ~ Hello! Glad to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about Royal Company and your ministry as a group? Chad – Thanks so much for having us! So, our music is a reflection of the love and acceptance we find in Jesus. We want to change the world through love, genuine relationships, and music. Our ministry motto is valuing human hearts over listeners. We care about every heart that hears one of our songs, and we go to great lengths to make sure we can connect with everyone. Music brings us together, but the love of …

A Journey of Hope

Jim and I becoming pregnant with our baby, James, was one of the best and trying seasons of our lives. It was an experience like other. In the first trimester I suffered from depression, and the consequence was a loss of my sense of creativity; I also couldn’t hear from God. We visited a psychiatrist who was of great help, and after some sessions prescribed a drug for hormonal balance. By my second trimester, I was back to my normal self. My creativity was restored and I could hear God again. I went back to working on post-production of our forthcoming movie, The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland, a funny Christmas movie for the family. I’ve remained stable even after delivery—and this is important—since post-partum depression is quite common. In my third trimester, I suffered from gestational diabetes. Initially, the doctor prescribed insulin, but later developed a regimen that consisted of exercise and high-protein/low-carb diet, so I didn’t have to take insulin, and it worked perfectly well. Becoming a mother has been sublime. I …

Entertainment Scoop ~ Interview with Director & Producer, Lance Hool

Lance Hool is a producer, director, executive producer, writer and actor who’s been in Hollywood and in the business of filmmaking for over four decades, even being directly responsible for 25 major projects, two of which hit #1 at the US Box Office. Lance has taken the time to share with us today a bit about himself and his journey in making his latest movie, 2 Hearts (read the TBAP review here), to be released in theaters on October 16, 2020. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Lance! It’s a pleasure to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Lance: I grew up in a family full of love, art, and great story tellers. I consider myself an artist story-teller. Miranda ~ How did you first get into filmmaking? Lance: As a child I loved making movies on a browny camera, watching my mother create beautiful dance numbers for her concerts, movies and TV shows, and my grandmother act on the theater stage. My earliest memory is watching …

Entertainment Scoop ~ Interview with Music Artist & Actress Juli Tapken

Juli Tapken is an actress and a contributor on TBAP who has offered us great content in the past. And her talent doesn’t stop there! She was signed as a music artist with the Platinum Planet Records and recently launched her debut album, Denim with Diamonds. Juli graciously offered to share her new journey as a music artist with us, letting us know some of new things in the entertainment industry that she’s picked up along the way. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Juli! Excited to have you on as a guest on TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself that we don’t already know. Juli: Surprisingly, I have found that many did not know that I sing. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to share with you the new and exciting direction this career path has taken. I honestly never dreamed that I would be promoting an album of songs that I had written. I have always been a sort of poet. I love poetry and verse. When I was …

Book Review ~ Shaped Notes: How Ordinary People With Extraordinary Gifts Influenced My Life and Career By Larnelle Harris with Christine Schaub

About the Book “My dad was a bootlegger. Believe or not, bootleggers go to church. Drug dealers and cartel kingpins go to church. That doesn’t make them Christians. Mom was praying Dad into the faith…praying for a change in his life and a change in ours…” The majestic tenor voice of Larnelle Harris has helped define a generation of contemporary Christian music. Most people know about Larnelle’s notable successes—his Grammy Awards, his Hall of Fame inductions, his #1 hit songs—but no one has heard the true story of how a little boy from the hills of Kentucky made his way to music’s most acclaimed stages and venues. His journey—from the son of a bootlegger to being the first gospel artist inside the Kremlin after the fall of the Soviet Union—is chronicled for the first time in this heart-felt memoir. From watching his father handcuffed and taken to jail to battling racial tensions to losing his voice and not knowing if he would ever sing again, Larnelle shares the most painful and triumphant moments of his …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview with Music Artist, Rachel Zello

Rachel Zello is a fun and passionate woman whose zeal is obvious and contagious! She reaches out for life with both hands, and is not afraid to speak of her journey of faith as well as the struggles that come with, and how that journey has led her to where she is right now. She’s made bold steps borne out of her belief of what God has said to her, and her personal testimony is breathtakingly inspiring. Rachel took the time to visit with TBAP and talk about her faith walk and her journey in music. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Rachel! Lovely to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Rachel: I love cats, coffee, Jesus, worship, and my family. I’m happily married to a marine and we have one cat. My hobbies include long bubble baths and fostering bottle baby kittens through our local SPCA. I have one younger brother and I’ve lived in Virginia for the majority of my life. However, I grew up …

Album Review ~ Within the Mystery By Rachel Zello

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary/Pop Rating 4.5 Stars Review Soft. Passionate. Powerful…are just a few words to describe Rachel Zello’s Within the Mystery album. Filled with personal prayer, humble worship, and beautiful surrender, Within the Mystery is so much more than a group of amazing melodies, diving deeply into the matters of life and faith that truly matter, while entertaining any contemporary/pop fan with its excellent execution of music. There’s a clear sign that Zello’s faith isn’t only seasoned, but in deep pursuit of God’s love, promise, and desire, with a heart to tell the whole world all about the goodness of God. Within the Mystery is a testimony of who God is, and His abundant faithfulness to those who draw close and search to discover Him. *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. A ‘thank you’ to the artist, Rachel Zello, and music producer, Glenn Tabor III, for a free album copy in exchange for an honest opinion.  About Rachel Zello Rachel Zello is a contemporary Christian …

Album Review ~ Amazed By Alexandria Levin

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary/Worship Release Date January 17, 2020. Rating 4 Stars Review Levin’s Amazed is a powerful testimony of God’s love and faithfulness on a personal level and in a tangible way. The song, Amazed, by which the album is titled, mirrors the general theme of the album, which through lyrics and music, portrays a faith and journey that have weathered many storms to reveal something stronger and beautiful. The organic testimony is uniquely refreshing and softly bold, with a flow that uplifts heart and spirit. Amazed tells a story of love, trust, faith, and hope in a God Who stands true and unchanging in every season of life.   About Alexandria Levin Alexandria Levin is a passionate worshiper and follower of Jesus. From the age of 12 she began singing in churches, traveling with ministry teams and for the past ten years has served in worship leadership. For years Alexandria has written songs and used music as an expression of her worship. In 2018, she took a more intentional approach to her songwriting …