All posts filed under: Songwriter

Artist Scoop ~ Interview With Music Artist Ayiesha Woods

Grammy Award-nominated artist, Ayiesha Woods is a familiar name in the Christian Music neighborhood. She’s the amazing voice behind the 2006 hit song, Happy. With three full albums, a holiday project, Christmas Like This, an early 2017 EP release, The Runaway Project, and her latest single, Stop, Woods has continued to shine in the Christian Music Industry. Taking some time with TBAP, Ayiesha got personal, allowing the world to have a peek into her life. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Ayiesha! Glad to have you visit TBAP today. Ayiesha: Hello, Thanks for having me! Miranda ~ What led to you having a personal relationship with Jesus? Is there a particular redemption story? Ayiesha: Many years ago, I had the opportunity to visit a very charismatic, lively ministry after having been raised early on in a conventional, religious setting. I walked in and saw people worshiping The Lord—singing and dancing in the aisles. Some were crying; some were knelt at pews. Flags were waving, banners were on display, the orchestra was playing upbeat contemporary worship, …

Artist Scoop! ~ Interview with Music Artist, Chris Howland

Chris Howland has been in the music scene as a music producer, singer, and songwriter for over a decade. His story of salvation is one that is quite striking, and his honesty about his walk in the industry is inspiring. Chris has collaborated with artists like Dream Records’ Joel Vaughn, and also, Spencer Kane. He also has a new single out, Way Up. Chris took the time to discuss his personal journey with us today. Take a look below! Miranda ~ Hello Chris! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. Chris: Hey! So I’ll attempt to describe myself in a super brief way: I’m a Christian music producer from New Jersey. I’ve been married to my dear wife, Dani, for just over 2 years. She and I attend a lovely church down by the Jersey Shore called Grace Bible Church. God has been exceedingly good to me in providing me with a great wife, a great church, and the ability to make music as a bonus on top! …

Artist Scoop! ~ Interview with Music Artist Carmen Justice

Carmen Justice was the front-woman for the Christian music girl band, One Girl Nation. After a good run of about five years, the group disbanded, and Carmen went solo. This year has seen her release some singles such as Flaming Arrows and Red & Yellow Black & White (feat. GabeReal). Carmen took the time to share a bit about her life with us on TBAP. Take a look below! Miranda ~ Hello Carmen! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Carmen: So excited to do this interview and glad to answer any questions you may have! Thanks for supporting my music! I am a native Nashvillian who grew up dancing and singing. I studied music at Belmont University and I love traveling, dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joes, and Pinterest. A fun fact about me is that I can walk on my hands. Miranda ~ How did you become a Christian? Is there a story? Carmen: I have been a follower of Jesus since I was …

Song Review ~ I Look To You By Manny Benton

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Worship/Rock/R&B Release Date July 28, 2017 Rating 4 Stars Review I Look To You by Manny Benton is a prayer and a word of encouragement that is deeply personal, yet inspiring. It is an expression of worship to God from a heart profoundly sincere and motivated by God’s goodness and faithfulness. Though, softly sung, the strength and depth of the lyrics, the unmistakable passion in Benton’s voice, combined with the soothingly powerful instrumentals, carry the full power of a song uniquely equipped to both glorify God and edify the listener, as well as soulfully entertain, as the case may be. I Look To You, another wonderful production by Sean Hill (read Hill’s interview with TBAP here), is due for release this July 28th.   Manny’s Story New pop/worship artist, Manny Benton, is set to release his debut single, I Look To You, July 28 with pre-orders starting July 17. The single will be released under Benton’s independent label, Noisemakers Music Group, LLC. Benton spent several days studying the book of Hebrews, which helped birth the song. …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview with Kenan Stephenson, Creative Director & Songwriter for Equippers Revolution

Equippers Revolution released the Hands High album this July 14th (read the TBAP review here), which was pleasantly pop with a healthy persuasion that could lead a listener into worship mode. The young, bright, and hopeful Equippers are from Auckland, New Zealand, and their Creative Director and songwriter, Kenan Stephenson, took some time to talk to TBAP on behalf of the group. Follow our conversation and learn more about them! Miranda ~ Hello! Happy to have you here on TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about Equippers Revolution? Kenan: Thanks very much for having us, we’re glad to be talking with you. Equippers Revolution is the sound of our youth movement here at Equippers Church. We’re a creative collective made up of youth leaders and high school students, from Auckland, New Zealand. Miranda ~ What events led Equippers to become professional music artist? Kenan: We made an album a few years ago, and somehow that music spread further than we thought. We started out just making music that would encourage our own …

Entertainment Scoop ~ Interview with Music Producer, Sean Hill

Sean Hill is the amazing producer behind Landry Cantrell’s spectacular album, Projections, releasing today, June 16th (read the TBAP review of Projections here). Sean is not just a producer, but a songwriter as well. Hard at work on a Christmas album already, Sean took some time out of his busy schedule to chat with us on TBAP. Follow our conversation below and learn more about Sean! Miranda ~ Hello Sean! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Sean: Absolutely. Thanks for having me!  Well, I’m a 31 year-old, Atlanta native.  My wife, Crystal, and I have been married 7 years.  We have two kids, Rylynn (almost 3), and Paisley (18 months).  And we have a 3rd baby girl in the oven! Our family motto is that we work hard and play harder! Miranda ~ How did you become a Christian? Tell us your story! Sean: I grew up as a church kid:  Wednesday night youth group, Sunday morning, and Sunday night; no shortage of time at church!  My …