Autumn is here!
No matter what day you are reading this article, “This is the day the Lord has a made.” We will rejoice and
we will be glad in it. I included each of you in the rejoicing. Our family has enjoyed traveling quite a bit this summer. We visited the state of Mississippi, St. Louis, back to Kansas City for a worship conference then ended our summer travels with a trip to Belgium. We have definitely had the time of our lives. Belgium is a beautiful country. I had the privilege to minister in music and preach the gospel. My wife preached a national ladies conference. Together we taught sessions to the local churches leadership team. I’m so glad we were able to go and spread the gospel. I pray you all had an amazing summer as well.
September New Releases
Lauren Daigle – Look Up Child – Centricity Music – Capitol
Austin French – Wide Open – Fair Trade Services – Provident
The Collingsworth Family – Mercy & Love – StowTown Records
Blanca – Shattered – Word Records – New Day
Jonathan Nelson – Declarations – eOne/Word – New Day
Fit For A King – Dark Skies – Solid State Records – New Day
Manafest – Stones Reloaded – Independent – New Day
Elevation Worship – Hallelujah Here Below – Elevation Church
Gateway – Greater Than – Fair Trade Services – Provident
Bryan Andrew Wilson
“Soul singers sing out of their heartache,” says Bryan Andrew Wilson. “However, they don’t usually sing about a solution to the heartache which for me is God. I sing about some of the same topics R&B artists sing about but I’d like to think my music offers spiritual medicine for a sick soul.”
Wilson, a twenty-year music veteran at the age of 30, provides a multitude of soulful observances of life on his Stellar Award nominated comeback CD The One Percent (EchoPark JDI Entertainment/Caroline Distribution) that has more in common with the melodious stylings of John Legend or Aloe Blacc than his gospel peers.
“It’s not regular Sunday morning church music,” says Wilson.
“A lot of people in my generation are tired of institutional church because of clergy scandals but we still have a spiritual hunger so these songs touch on feelings we all share about life, relationships, work, God.”
Music is in Wilson’s blood. His late grandfather Tommy Davis was a Mississippi quartet singer who played with B.B. King in his pre-stardom days and Wilson’s mother Sheila was a vocalist with the R&B group WQBC that scored R&B hits such as “I’ll Be Loving You” in the 1980s.
Wilson’s neighbor Carol Parker heard him singing to the grass when he was ten years old and sent a cassette of him singing to an acquaintance at Malaco Records – recording home of Bobby “Blue” Bland and Johnnie Taylor at the time.
They signed the kid up and he made a splash singing “His Eye on the Sparrow” with the Mississippi Children’s Choir in 1994. The choir’s A New Creation CD sold over 100,000 units and Wilson was lauded as a child prodigy because of the dramatic high notes and vocal runs he displayed on the performance. Gospel legends such as Kirk Franklin, John P. Kee and Walter Hawkins produced tracks on his solo debut Bryan’s Songs in 1996. He followed-up with Growing Up in 1999 but was at a career crossroads.
“My voice changed and I couldn’t hit the high notes anymore,” Wilson recalls. “All the love people had for me left almost overnight. I was no longer the cute kid and I was no longer in demand and I became depressed and suicidal.” Wilsons brand new release is titled “This Time.”
His music can be found on all digital media outlets.
David and Nicole Binion
Recorded live at TBN’s Dallas studios where the Binions serve as guest hosts for the network’s “Praise!” program, Dwell invites worshipers to do just that: put aside distractions and dwell in the presence of God.
The project is, as the Binions’ music and ministry have always been, a product of collaboration, creative excellence and decades of servant-leadership. And that is what listeners will hear woven through every track on Dwell, which features guest artists Tasha Cobbs Leonard, William McDowell, Travis Greene, BJ Putnam and the Binions’ 17-year-old daughter and fellow Integrity artist, MDSN (Madison Grace Binion).
Produced by David Binion and Daniel Lopez, Dwell offers songs penned by the Binions along with MDSN, Mitch Wong, Michael Farren, Krissy Nordhoff, Aaron Lindsey, Jacob Sooter and Josh DuFrene among others.
The Binions are passionate about bringing together people from all walks of life for the creative process and to simply soak in and respond to the presence of God. That longing for God’s presence and fellowship with one another permeates Dwell.
It is this longing in the hearts of Jesus-followers and this vision for making room for the Spirit to move that drives the Binions. Married for 24 years, the couple has been involved in ministry for over two decades, teaching and leading worship for churches and events around the world.
Most recently, they founded Dwell Ministries to mentor and train a new generation of worship leaders, and they are planting Dwell Church in the Dallas area.
“To dwell in God’s presence is a state of the heart,” says David Binion. “It’s not about where you are physically… you can ‘dwell’ in the presence of God in church, at your desk, in your prayer closet, in your car.
It’s about a hunger for the things of God and for His presence… the need to soak, be transformed and empowered to change our world.”