Women In Worship

7 04 2010

I love working at Integrity Music for more reasons than I can list in this blog.  One of the main reasons is because of amazing men and women of God who are serving in ministries that are touching the heartbeat of what God desires.  One of these amazing women is Vicky Beeching.  Take a look at this story behind her ministry here:

Vicky has a heartbeat for women who serve in worship leading roles & women who love to worship. She created this site for that community.  She’s interviewed people like Audrey Assad, Mia Fieldes and Rita Springer. It’s truly an honor to serve along side people like Vicky who are dedicating their lives to build the body of Christ and the Kingdom of God!  Check out here latest album “Eternity Invades” this week, a great collection of new worship songs to encourage and bless.

Breathe In & Smile Out,

Chris





A Ragamuffin Soul named Carlos

28 01 2010

I love the heart of Carlos Whittaker.  He is the real deal….never contrived or posed…always authentic…and completely sold out for God.  There is a new generation of worshipers coming up and I believe Los has created soundtrack for it with his new EP and upcoming LP.  Check out his story here:

Working with guys like Los is the fun part of this gig at Integrity Music.  Doing things like this 30 Day Give-Away make this career a calling.  Seeing Los hit number 1 on iTunes Christian Album Charts on his first day in the store makes me jump and shout!

God is touching lives through faithful servants like Los…and I thank Him often for letting me be a part of the team.  I work with some of the smartest guys in the business…and on days like this we celebrate a great team effort and victory!

Breathe In & Smile Out,

Chris





Today is The Day … Yesterday

26 01 2010

Look who stopped by Joel’s little church in Houston yesterday…

Breathe In & Rock Out,

Chris





OK Go / EMI Lawsuit / This Too Shall Pass

20 01 2010

This business of music is a bit crazy these days….and it’s getting even crazier as some of the big labels take a stab at some of the best marketing channels.  OK Go unpacks this whole story and inserts great perspective here

The irony of the whole thing…EMI signs a band called OK GO.  Then they say OK NO you can’t have embed code on your YouTube video.  OK GO says alright “This Too Shall Pass” will go up on Vimeo where embed code is available.  EMI responds with OK NO, This Too Shall NOT Pass…we’ll sue Vimeo.  Strategic thinking has left the building….now 4 million views will be spread out across 40 diff channels….brilliant!

OK GO, here it is…enjoy

Breathe In & Smile Out,

Chris





Music Monday Metal

19 01 2010

I’m pretty eclectic when it comes to musical tastes…although I’m rooted in rock and metal, I like a wide variety of music.  I have even come to terms with some country music :-0  I never got into Death Metal because…well, this video pretty much sums it up.

Breathe In & Rooster Scream Out,

Chris





Second Chances

24 12 2009

Some times I take a step back and look at where God has me…that’s when I’m blown away.  That’s when I realize God has brought exceedingly & abundantly above anything I can imagine or ask for into focus.  I get the privilege to work along side guys like Brewster, Chico, Jay, and Los. What I love about them is their heart for God and His plan.  It’s never scripted. It’s never contrived.  Always creative.  Always Authentic.  Always with excellence and integrity.

I appreciate a God of Second Chances.  If He wasn’t, I would not be here typing this blog right now.  If he didn’t extend beyond just a second chance I would have never ended up where He has me today.  When I watch videos like this, I take a step back and say THANK YOU LORD for bringing me into this adventure!

Check out the context of the story on my man Brewster’s post here.  Check out Los’ perspective on the song and the encounter here.  Lookout for Los’ release next year, God’s hand is all over it.

Breathe In & Smile Out,

Chris





The Motions…My Prayer

22 11 2009

Great song from Matthew West …. the video is a testimony, the song is my life prayer

“I don’t wanna go through the motions
I don’t wanna go one more day
Without your all consuming passion inside of me
I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking,
“What if I had given everything,
Instead of going through the motions?”
— Matthew West from the song “The Motions”

Breathe In & Smile Out,
Chris