Sovereign Grace Music exists to provide Christ exalting songs and training for local churches. I thank God for the many people who regularly let me know how God is using our songs to do just that.
Since moving to Louisville, KY in June, I’ve been asked if Sovereign Grace Music is taking a break.
Well, not exactly.
Steve Cook, who heads up our album production, moved to Louisville a couple weeks ago, but he’s been traveling back to Gaithersburg to finish up some projects as we’re getting ready for new ones.
Here’s what we’re currently working on:
From Age to Age – In case you missed it, our last album (released in April) was From Age to Age, a collection of 14 modern hymns. I’ve been encouraged by the response, including this recent review from Worship Leader magazine.
Eres Dios (You are God) – This is our third Spanish album, the first one being Sea la Gloria Solo a Ti, and our most recent Alli en la Cruz. Our first Spanish album consisted of translations, and we moved to all original songs with Alli en la Cruz. Eres Dios will be a combination of both. We’ve gone for a more modern rather than indigenous Hispanic sound, and added Sarah Jerez as a vocalist. Some of the songs we translated for this album are All I Have is Christ, Let Your Kingdom Come, Behold Our God, and Jesus, Thank You. Ryan Foglesong and David Zimmer from Enfield helped out with the tracks, as they did on The Gathering and From Age to Age. Hope to release this in September.
Together for the Gospel Live 2 – We released Together for the Gospel Live in 2008, and this is the follow up album, obviously. We recorded the singing from T4G 2010, but only ended up using one track. For this recording we added about 2000 voices and changed the venue, and I was really encouraged by the sound. Again, no bells and whistles here. Just me and a piano and 7000 voices, mostly men, belting out eternal gospel truths for God’s glory with all their hearts. Expecting a release in September or October.
Behold our God – For years Ryan, Jonathan, and Meghan Baird have been contributing to Sovereign Grace music as vocalists, songwriters, and instrumentalists. Their songs include Always Forgiven, The Prodigal, Completely Done, and most recently Behold our God. Something special happens when the Bairds get together to play and sing, and on this album you’ll get a chance to hear what that is. Their sound is a rootsy, sometimes bluesy, form of Americana, always communicated with tight harmonies and compelling lead vocals. Just what you’d expect from kids who were raised by their dad and mom to love Jesus, his church, and good music. This album contains a mix of songs for congregational singing and songs for performing. Watch for a release some time in November or December.
Live from Por Su Causa – Next month (September) I have the privilege of participating in the Por Su Causa conference in the Dominican Republic along with my good friends CJ Mahaney, and Jeff Purswell. On Sunday night of the conference we’ll be recording a live album that will include a number of Sovereign Grace songs. I’m grateful for the encouragement and support we’ve received for this album from Miguel Nunez, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Internacional, and one of the primary organizers of the conference. Lord willing, this album will come out in January of 2013.
Songs from Romans – This is an album I’ve wanted us to do for years, and now seems like an opportune time. Romans is a tour de force of gospel riches, exploding with themes of God’s glory, human depravity, justification, forgiveness, grace in suffering, creation’s longing for redemption, overwhelming victory in Christ, security in God’s love, sovereignty, mercy, holy living, and more. Hopefully, we’ll have this album ready for April 2013.
We’d appreciate any and all prayers for these projects as we continue to seek to produce Christ-exalting songs and training for the church.