SOLO ARTIST Tauren Wells is the former frontman for the band Royal Tailor. The group formed in college, but eventually, life pointed in other directions. The guys began to marry and start families. In 2015, the group parted ways to pursue individual interests. Tauren debuted his solo music in 2017 with "Love Is Action" and "Undefeated" featuring KB. Those songs were followed by "Hills and Valleys and "When We Pray." He has a deep desire to draw people closer to their identity in the Lord and it's apparent in his music. Including with the just-released, "God's Not Done With You."
SOLO ARTIST / TOBYMAC/ DIVERSECITY Terrian was born and raised in Memphis, TN where she has rooted herself in community and mentorship being part of AngelStreet Memphis. AngelStreet mentors girls through musical training in areas with limited artistic opportunities while empowering the girls to understand their value, discovering their purpose and becoming creative leaders. In addition to her debut song, Terrian is featured on TobyMac's "Scars (Stereovision Remix)" that released recently and on the praised The Beatitudes Project from Stu G. "She’s a soulful worshipper with a smile that lights up the room and a voice that is huge," shares TobyMac about Terrian. "I am proud and honored to work with her on her art and watch her move forward in her career as an artist."
QUEEN / DOWNHERE “I grew up believing a lie that I had to have one sound as a singer, but after I put that false belief aside, I realized I can have as many sides as I want,” sums up Martel. “I’m having the best time of my life as a professional musician right now where I’m involved with so many different things it’s impossible to get bored. Between anything Queen-related, my own recordings and these fun little side projects, I’m more diverse and happier as an artist than I’ve ever been!”
SOLO ARTIST Rachael Maureen Lampa is an American contemporary Christian singer, songwriter and record producer. At age 15, she rose to fame and critical acclaim in 2000 with the release of her debut album, Live for You.
THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH Since hitting the scene in 1997, Thousand Foot Krutch has been an engine of forward motion through the music industry. In that time the prolific band has released 6 studio albums, 1 live album, and 2 remix albums. Bending genres and styles, their songs have been featured prominently in numerous commercials, sports promos, and film trailers. Lead single “Let The Sparks Fly,” from their last record The End Is Where WeBegin, could even be heard playing on ESPN, WWE, and during NASCAR races. Their music has consistently been a soundtrack for some of the most adrenaline fueled sports events, video games, and movies over the last ten years.
7EVENTH TIME DOWN Adept at mixing infectious melodies with inspiring lyrics 7eventh Time Down is a Kentucky based band that focuses on proclaiming who they are in Christ with all their music.
SOLO ARTIST God began turning the passion of my heart to writing songs for the church...for His Church. Then he led my feet to sing in the Mother Church, leading His people in worship. The very place I DREAMED of headlining my own country concert in, He planned REVIVAL in my heart for that very specific dream I had. “Don’t let the dreams you haven’t seen come true yet, keep you from dreaming again.”
SOLO ARTIST With influences ranging from Stevie Wonder to John Mayer to Lauryn Hill, Brian comes from a unique place that combines classic soul and catchy pop with a hint of hip hop. “God gave me an ear to pick up things,” says Brian. “My style is just an accumulation of what I’ve heard throughout my life, channeled through the unique talents that God has given me. As a music fan, I come from a mixed background and I speak many different dialects. One of my callings is to cross cultural barriers and promote authenticity and diversity.”
URBAN RESCUE Urban Rescue is a revival band from Los Angeles. Fronted by Jordan Frye, Urban Rescue is on mission to inspire the next generation of believers to see their churches, communities, and cities awakened by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With an untamed passion for worship emerging from pain and trials, the band has a heart to see broken cities and lives restored.
VOCAL COACH Sheri is a graduate of the University of Ill. She has taught voice privately for over 35 years. She has been a worship leader and music director in various local churches since 1986. She was the director of Good News Productions, an evangelistic outreach involving singing, drama, dance and original musicals for 13 years. She writes for Worship Musician! Magazine and tours the country with her husband teaching and equipping the Body of Christ for music ministry at such conferences as, National Worship Leader Conference, Christian Musician Summit, Seminars4Worship, Camp Electric, Experience Conference, Worship Institute Northeast, WorshipGod and many more. A home-schooling mom since 1985, she her husband Doug reside in New Jersey where she is now home-schooling the last of their eight children.
CITIZEN WAY With a catchy sound and touching lyrics, the band has a way of connecting with listeners that is refreshingly genuine and heartfelt. The meaning behind their name reiterates how important it is to Citizen Way to find their identity through Christ. As described by Ben Blascoe, “Jesus said, 'I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.' The book of Hebrews speaks of a 'new and living way' that Jesus opened up through His sacrifice on the cross. In the book of Acts, early Christians were called 'followers of the Way.' The name reminds believers that following Jesus grants us citizenship into something bigger - God's kingdom - where true worth is found.”
THE KATINAS It’s never been a question of talent with The Katinas. The Dove-award winning five-man band of Sam, Joe, James, John and Jesse have threaded a long, unbroken line of musical excellence and artistry through the years despite the pressures and uncertainties of the entertainment industry. But like the quote above describes, here is a group of men who truly understand the responsibility that comes with their God-given talents, platform and opportunities. They have fully grasped how to carefully handle them over two transformative decades.
VOCAL COACH Marjorie Searcy is a vocal coach and the creator of the Middle Voice Method. She has been singing professionally and coaching singers for over 25 years. Marjorie has helped thousands of singers learn simple, practical techniques for overcoming vocal difficulties. Her method helps singers increase their range, improve their tone, flexibility and control while eliminating strain.
SOLO ARTIST Holly Marie Wilson, known by her stage name Hollyn, is an American Christian music singer and songwriter. Hollyn sings a mixture of pop, R&B, and Christian music. She was a contestant on American Idol during season 12, where she made it to the Hollywood rounds. She was raised in the church, and American Idol alum at sixteen and was inspired as a young girl by Southern Gospel Music greats, The Isaacs...
SOLO ARTIST / SANCTUS REAL An Ohio native, Matt now lives in Nashville with his wife, Sarah, along with their four children. Passion for family is what led him to step away from Sanctus Real in 2016, to spend more time at home. Matt details this difficult transition in his new book from Multnomah (Penguin Random House) titled “Lead Me: Finding Courage to Fight for Your Marriage, Children, and Faith.” Matt holds nothing back in this unfiltered story of his life, so far, carrying a message of fighting apathy in faith, marriage and manhood.
Morgan Harper Nichols
SOLO ARTIST Morgan Harper Nichols is an artist and poet whose work is inspired by real life interactions and stories. Morgan spent the first couple of years of her professional life as a college admission counselor, and then, as a full-time touring singer-songwriter and musician. It was on the road that she cultivated her curiosity and passion for writing, art, and design and slowly began to share her work online.
SETH & NIRVA Each extraordinary artists in their own right, Nirva Ready—a Chicago native and daughter of Haitian immigrants—is familiar to fans around the world as a singer and dancer in TobyMac’s Diverse City Band. Joining the group shortly after her graduation from Nashville’s historic Fisk University, where she was a member of the renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, Nirva has traveled with the iconic GRAMMY®-winning artist for more than a decade, and it’s an honor she doesn’t take lightly.
PILLAR Pillar is an American Christian rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, consisting of members Rob Beckley, Noah Henson, Michael "Kalel" Wittig, and Lester Estelle II. The band has released 9 studio albums, 3 EPs, and 24 singles since its formation in 1998.
SOLO ARTIST / DECYFER DOWN After more than a decade of rocking out in the band Decyfer Down, frontman TJ Harris announces his return to country music with, appropriately, "My Kinda Country".
SOLO ARTIST Jamie Grace is a singer, songwriter and actress. Originally from Atlanta, the 2x GRAMMY nominee, Dove Award-winning artist got her start on YouTube when she was only 14-years-old, creating characters for original improv sketches and sharing acoustic covers of popular pop, country, and CCM/Gospel songs. With nearly 1.5 million followers across social media, Jamie Grace actively advocates for joy, wellness and mental health through the lens of music, film and Faith.
SOLO ARTIST Throughout a fertile decade-and-a-half worth of studio recordings, songwriting, worship leading, vocal arranging, touring, acting, and most recently, becoming an author, Anthony Evans’ creative pursuits have maintained an unflinching authenticity. Yet for all the times he rode high atop the gospel charts, crossed over into pop, worked on Grammy-winning projects, stepped out on the world’s most hallowed stages such as the Hollywood Bowl and even won the ear of Christina Aguilera for a remarkable run on NBC’s “The Voice,” the multi-faceted artist was perpetually in the process of finding an inner spiritual and personal peace.
SOLO ARTIST Branan Murphy is a singer/songwriter/worship leader. By age 18, he devoted himself to a career in music and spent the next several years performing at events all over the U.S.“I write songs about what it’s like to be human,” Murphy shares. “We are all complex people. We have struggles. We have contradictions. We have deep desires. We are all seeking to be loved, understood and satisfied. My songs attempt to capture those deep emotional, even spiritual, yearnings we have as human beings. The bottom line is that I want to make great art, but most of all I want to be honest. I want to sing about what people are really going through.”
WORSHIP TOGETHER BAND "I have been playing music for over 15 years now. I have grown up with music being a part of my life and love being able to pour into the next generation of musicians!"