Artists

PARTICIPANTS, in order of first appearance,

Also, see CREDITS below.

(Please know that all artists have donated their time and talent for this project. Proceeds from this project will be donated equally to the GMA Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund and the Gospel Music Trust Fund.)

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Michael Tait

Michael Tait’s extensive musical career includes performing with three Christian music bands: 4-time Grammy award winner DC Talk, his solo band Tait, and the popular pop-rock band Newsboys.
https://newsboys.com 

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Nicole C. Mullen

Nicole Mullen has been making music for nearly 30 years, earning her 8 GMA Dove Awards, 2 Grammy nominations, and a place in the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
https://nicolecmullen.com/home

The Martins

The Martins

With 10 Dove Awards, 2 Grammy nominations, and former appearances at the White House and Carnegie Hall, Joyce, Jonathan, and Judy Martin boast one of the most prominent Christian family musical careers of all time.
https://www.martinsonline.com/

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Michael W. Smith

An acclaimed musician with 14 gold and 5 platinum albums, Michael W. Smith has blessed the Christian community with dozens of hit songs and holds many prestigious music awards, including 4 Grammys, 45 Dove Awards, a Golden Note, and an American Music Award. 
https://michaelwsmith.com/

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Mandisa

Launching during season five on “American Idol”, and on to the first new female artist to reach #1 on the Top Christian Album Charts in 2007, Mandisa has also released 6 albums, earning a Grammy and consistent top ratings on the Billboard charts.
http://mandisaofficial.com/home/

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Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford is well known for her impressive career as a TV presenter, actress, and vocalist in musical theater and the release of 14 musical albums.
http://www.kathieleegifford.com/

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David Phelps

The winner of 12 Dove Awards and 4 Grammy nominations, David Phelps is also a former tenor for the Gaither Vocal Band and the solo artist on several chart-topping albums.
https://davidphelps.com/

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Sandi Patty

Although she started out as a background singer, Sandi Patty’s impressive vocal range and flexibility have led her to star in nearly 60 solo albums and compilations and win 5 Grammys and dozens of GMA Dove Awards since the 1970s.
https://www.sandipatty.com/

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Natalie Grant

A successful musical artist with 8 Grammy nominations, 5 GMA Dove Awards, and multiple #1 Billboard hits, Natalie Grant is also an author and a philanthropist for human trafficking victims.
https://nataliegrant.com/

 

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Mac Powell

Widely known for his career with the Christian band, Third Day and his newest endeavor, Mac Powell and the Family Reunion, Mac Powell has released 4 studio albums and performed as a featured artist on over 20 independent projects.
https://www.macpowellandthefamilyreunion.com/

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Wintley Phipps

Singer, songwriter, record producer, and minister, Wintley Phipps’ extensive career includes many notable achievements, such as performing for 6 U.S. presidents, founding the U.S. Dream Academy, and releasing 27 studio albums.
https://usdreamacademy.org/staff-details.cfm?ID=18

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Gloria Gaither

As a songwriter, author, speaker, singer, and wife, Gloria has worn many hats over the years, from the Gaither Trio, to Gaither Video Homecoming series and writing more than 700 beloved Gospel songs for over 50 years.
https://gaither.com/

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Jody McBrayer

A well-known member of the award-winning CCM group Avalon, Jody McBrayer has also released several solo albums, including the popular Christmas album, Christmastime.
https://crowdmusic.com/portfolio-item/jodymcbrayer/

Gaither Vocal Band

Gaither Vocal Band

For the past 30 years, many of the music industry’s most remarkable singers have been part of the Gaither Vocal Band. Today’s group includes Bill Gaither, Wes Hampton, Adam Crabb, Todd Suttles, and Reggie Smith.
https://gaither.com/

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Pastor Mike, Jr

Pastor Mike Jr. is the senior pastor of Rock City Church, Birmingham, AL, and a two-time Stellar Award winner as well as GMA Dove nominee in 2020 for his debut album, “Live Free.”
https://www.pastormikejr.com/

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Rev. Jack Graham

In addition to serving as the former President of the Southern Baptist Convention and publishing 14 books, Dr. Jack Graham has been the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas, TX, since 1989.
https://jackgraham.org/

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Rev. Jim Cymbala

Pastor Jim Cymbala of Brooklyn Tabernacle, Brooklyn< NY is the author of 14 insightful Christian books and a 2002 nominee of the Dove Musical Award of the Year for his work with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
https://www.brooklyntabernacle.org/

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Mark Lowry

Mark Lowry’s prestigious career includes co-writing the popular Christmas song, “Mary, Did You Know,” recording twelve albums of music and comedy, and being a former member of the Gaither Vocal Band.
https://marklowry.com/

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Laurie Crouch

Previously a producer for several well-known Christian hits, such as Veggie Tales and One Night with the King, Laurie Crouch and her husband Matt currently lead the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
https://www.tbn.org/people/laurie-crouch

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Joel Smallbone

Joel Smallbone is a vocalist with the celebrated musical group, For King & Country, as well as an occasional actor and two-time Grammy award winner.
https://www.forkingandcountry.com/

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Toby Mac

Toby Mac’s music has been a staple of the CCM community since his beginning in the late 1980s. His achievements include 7 Grammys, 6 Gold Records, and many other top artist awards.
http://tobymac.com/

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Bill Gaither

Bill Gaither has been ministering to the world through music since 1956. He and his wife, Gloria, have created over 700 songs together and received more than twenty awards for their celebrated Gospel music.
https://gaither.com/

Francesca Battistelli

Francesca Battistelli

A singer and a songwriter, Francesca Battistelli has been nominated for 30 musical awards and is widely known for her 2008 debut single, “I’m Letting Go.”
https://francescamusic.com/

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Harper Bovi

Harper (7), loves dance, gynmnastics and spend time with her family. She lives in Franklin, TN.

Benjamin-Backus

Benjamin Backus

Currently on tour as a co-producer with For King & Country, Benjamin Backus is also a musician, writer, and GMA Dove Award winner for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year.
https://www.instagram.com/benjaminbackus/?hl=en

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Christine D'Clario

Loved by both English and Spanish-speaking audiences, Christine D’Clario is a singer, songwriter, and worship leader with seven musical albums—six of which are in Spanish.
https://www.christinedclario.com/

STUDIO CHOIR:

Elicia Brown
Jenn Crider
Shelley Jennings
Shelly Justice
Jaimee Paul
Kala Balch
Melodie Kirkpatrick (vocal contractor)
Alyssa Cone
Debi Selby
Craig Adams 
Shane McConnell
Phil Nitz
David Wise
Rod Fletcher
Armand Hutton
Kirk Kirkland

CREDITS:

Michael W. Smith, Executive Producer
Frank Breeden, Producer
Benjamin Backus, Arranger & Audio Producer
Stephen Fogleman, Director
Jacob Kindberg, Editor
Russell Mauldin, Choral Arranger & Conductor
Kent Hooper, Recording Engineer (Studio Choir)
Choir Recorded at The Castle, Nashville

Project Partners:

-Trinity Broadcasting Network
-MWS Group
-Gaither Music Group
-Premier Productions
-Gospel Music Fund
-Gospel Music Foundation

Services Provided:

Social Media Creative Content and Design:  the ideas cafe (Toronto, Canada)
Social Media: The Malachi Media Group (Springfield, MO)

Special thanks to:

Tom Newman (TBN)
Kristian Kelley (TBN)
Russ Hall (TBN)
Craig Pulley (TBN)
Angelea Floyd (TBN)
Paul Sizelove
Chaz Corzine
Josh Smallbone
David Huffman