Bart Millard

If the song was upbeat, we’d get out a funky Harry Connick, Jr. album, some Louis Prima big band, or a Bob Wills swing record for inspiration and swing for the fence, hoping to get that ‘soundtrack to your life’ vibe. And if it was a slow song, we’d go the other way and really make it worshipful.

“If the song was upbeat, we’d get out a funky Harry Connick, Jr. album, some Louis Prima big band, or a Bob Wills swing record … Read More

I was working in a church in Florida as a youth intern, which means I really didn’t do much other than staple stuff. I’m from Dallas, Texas, and every time my grandmother would call-she would call me any time of the day-I’d be home answering the phone. She was like, “What do you do all day?” and sarcastically I would say, “Well, I’m trying to chalk off the next year to spend time finding a band name.” And she said, “Well mercy me, why don’t you get a real job?” I thought, “Wait a minute. That’s the perfect name.” That kind of freed up my year but that’s where the name came from.

“I was working in a church in Florida as a youth intern, which means I really didn’t do much other than staple stuff. I’m from … Read More

I think the hymns give us a glimpse of the generations before us, and what was important to them at the time. Even though they are usually singing similiar messages that are in today’s music, it is good to be reminded that the message of Christ is just as much relevant today as it was then.

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I would say that God is much bigger than all of this. I’ve been through difficult times where it just seems like hope is nowhere to be found, but those are some of the greater moments where we run to Christ a little faster and hang on a little tighter. Through the hardest times in life, I hope people turn to him and realize he’s still a sovereign God; he’s in control.

“I would say that God is much bigger than all of this. I’ve been through difficult times where it just seems like hope is nowhere … Read More

Our whole intention was to make a record of songs that we grew up with and change them up a little bit, but we kind of stumbled on writing “Joseph’s Lullaby.” The irony is when I originally wrote the song, it was called “Mary’s Lullaby.” I wrote it from Mary’s standpoint and it was in a higher key, a real falsetto, and it just wasn’t right. One day, the producer’s wife said, “Well, it’s kind of odd that you’re singing from Mary’s perspective, being the guy. Why don’t you do Joseph?

“Our whole intention was to make a record of songs that we grew up with and change them up a little bit, but we kind … Read More