It's the day before the day before the weekend. So there's that...
ARTIST OF THE DAY
“The story of God has gotten bigger to me,” relates Michael Gungor, who is perhaps best known for co-writing distinguished songs like “Friend of God” and the Dove Award-winning “Say So.” “We had become ‘professional’ Christians. We got to the point where we needed to figure out how to be the church in a more honest way for us.”
It was with that attitude the The Michael Gungor band sort of disbanded. Half of them followed Michael and his wife Lisa as they moved to Denver, CO and founded a church/community of believers called Bloom. Under the name Gungor they released last year's Beautiful Things record to critical praise and after touring with David Crowder*Band and John Mark McMillan, their fan base exploded.
This past year they put together an album called Ghosts Upon The Earth. It was even more exceptional than Beautiful Things! Ghosts even garnered then a GRAMMY nomination (their 3rd!). Gungor was named Best Musical Surprise by Relevant Magazine in 2011. This year they are hard at work producing a live album/DVD based on their current tour.
Factoid: The title, Ghosts Upon the Earth was somewhat inspired by the allegory by C.S. Lewis titled The Great Divorce, in which the “ghosts” of a grey town encounter a heaven that is astonishingly, even painfully, real.
Fun: Tonight Michael and Lisa will stream live from their house - play music and answer questions - via their USTREAM channel at 9 PM EST. CLICK HERE!
Album: Ghosts Upon The Earth
Tour: CLICK HERE
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Video: When Death Dies (acoustic)
Q: Who was Moses' & Aaron's sister?
Congratulations, Angela in Marion, MD!