NEW RELEASE TUESDAY
No new releases in Christian music this week, in honor of Memorial Day.
But next week, check back for the first summer blitz of new albums!
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ARTIST OF THE DAY
Justin was raised in a Christian home in Phoenix, AZ. He says that it was in 8th Grade when he really made his faith in Christ his own. Middle School is usually a time when we search for our identity - and Justin found his identity solely in Jesus Christ. It was in the summer after 8th grade that Justin wrote his first song titled To Know You Love Me with his grandfather.
After winning a songwriting competition in Colorado in 2000, Justin moved to Nashville (still in high school) to nail down a recording contract with Atlantic Records. He joined the group Across The Sky and began touring - opening for Mark Schultz, Avalon, Downhere and many others. Two years of touring passed quickly. Justin got married and he and his wife welcomed their first child, Carson.
The Unger family then headed to Prescott, AZ where Justin became the worship leader at The Heights Church. Flash forward to today - Justin is still leading worship and recording and touring on the side. Now his family is four kids strong and life is full!
Justin Unger wants to create - just like the Creator - "..as a songwriter I believe that each new melody and lyric is nothing shy of a miracle, and even a gift from the Chief Creator Himself."
Album: Some Good Advice
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Video: I Promise To (with Falon Unger)
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Q: According to Proverbs 16, what goes before (or leads to) destruction (or a fall)?
A: Pride. (Proverbs 16:18)
Way to go, Gale in Delmar!
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