Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Soon July will be over.
And all the ads will be for "back to school."
So it might be time to start milking this Summer for some fun!

Nichole Nordeman

Back in 1998, Nichole Nordeman's album Wide Eyed burst onto the scene with a sincerity and even a desparation that hadn't been heard in a while. Songs like To Know You and Who You Are were so unafraid to tackle doubt that the album ushered in a new era of songwriting in Christian music - paving the way for Sara Groves, David Crowder, Jason Gray and others.

15 years and 9 Dove Awards later - Nichole's voice is still a recognizable meloncholy that grabs your attention. Though it has been several years since she's recorded a full length album, Nichole Nordeman has been busy song writing with and for other artists, including Bethany Dillon and Amy Grant. She wrote and recorded music for Music Inspired By the Chronicles of Narnia and VeggieTales' Sweetpea Beauty.

Her biggest accomplishment in the last several years was writing/co-writing the entire double disc album Music Inspired by The Story.  This collection features 18 songs written from the first person perspective of Bible characters.  It features the voices of the biggest names in Christian music (MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Amy Grant, Chris Tomlin, Brandon Heath and many more) - but Nichole actually wrote the entire project!

Nichole Nordeman and Amy Grant recorded the Ruth & Naomi song I'm With You on Music Inspired by The Story. The song is about suffering through loss without losing sight of God's love and the love of those close to you.  The entire process of writing the album led Nichole to write the book Love Story - which chronicles her journey through the Bible, preparing these epic story-songs.

Nicole most recently lent her voice to a new recording of Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus which is featured on a modern hymns collection called Jesus, Firm Foundation.


Book: Love Story

Twitter: @nicholenordeman



Video: Legacy

What artists would you like to hear featured on The Artist of the Day?

Joy 102.5 is a listener supported ministry.  You can be a part of this amazing ministry by supporting us financially. CLICK HERE to learn more!

CLICK HERE for Joy 102.5!

No comments:

Post a Comment