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We are siblings(Tim Brummel & Brittany Price) and worship leaders from Atlanta, GA.
Elm is an abbreviation we made up which stands for Elohay Mikarov. This is a Hebrew name for God used in Jeremiah 23:23. It means God who is near. We have experienced The God who is near and we want others to experience him as well.
This album started from the overflow of a very difficult season. Brittany unexpectedly lost her husband Patrick in the Fall 0f 2015. This project has been a way for us to process through what God has been showing us. We also hope and pray that it will be an encouragement to others. All of us are broken one way or another and face uncertain situations. We pray these songs will encourage you to trust God even in the hard times.
Crystal Yates is a singer-songwriter, worship leader, wife, and mother based out of the Dallas, TX area. An active worship leader at her home church she is also an award winning country/americana singer-songwriter, as well as a worship leader and teacher with the People and Songs Artist Community. Her heart is to meet people where they are with the love of Jesus, just how he met her over 20 years ago and radically saved her and changed her life forever.
Through the insistence of some friends, Crystal entered in and eventually won the Texaco Country Showdown, the longest running music competition in the US. Past contestants include Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, and many others. This winning led her to the attention of producer Charlie Peacock (Switchfoot, The Civil Wars). The album "I Believe" was produced from their collaboration and it debuted at #13 on iTunes.
Crystal travels with her husband, Will Yates, who plays guitar, piano, co-produces her albums, her manager, and supports her music in every way. They are joined by their two sons Hayden (18 years, grew us up) and Evan (3 years, keeps us young) move out as a family in hopes that they may encourage others to enjoy the adventure God has for them, no matter what that looks like. Her songs have been recorded by artists such as Selah, Guy Penrod, Spanish CCM Artist Julissa, and many others.
Her latest album The Other Side, (available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play) she collaborated with friend and Grammy award winning drummer, McKenzie Smith. This album embodies her heart to release music as country/americana artist that is a born again believer. One of the most personal songs on the album "Leave Me Alone To Die" was written from her experience after being kidnapped at 5 years old and being miraculously saved by the name of Jesus.
Other little things: A sinner saved by grace, a space-loving nerd, advocate for all things fall, and love being a wife and momma while a full time singer/songwriter
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August 2016 Artist Spotlight
Charity is a preacher's daughter from Buffalo, NY an artist/writer for 'People & Songs' - a community of artists/song writers and worship leaders from all over the US that come together collectively and record in Dallas, TX and Nashville, TN, and lead worship and song writing seminars.
She was the Gospel Music Association's female vocalist of the year for 2012, is a panel speaker and a judge for the 'review you' competition at the GMA's Immerse conference in Nashville. She also runs a student theatre program in Buffalo, NY every spring and is on staff as music director at New Life Center. She also helps host 'The Emerging Sound' song writing intensive, loves God, and loves people!
Charity loves traveling and meeting new people, but also enjoys coming home to her pup, Harper Lee! She loves books, leading worship and living in Buffalo where the air smells like Cheerios and chocolate chip cookies.
July 2016 Artist Spotlight
Magen Thurman is a worship leader, song writer, and solo artist, and one of her greatest desires is to equip the saints for ministry and to see the Lord’s people worship Him with a deep and genuine understanding of who He is, both corporately and individually. The Lord's church is beautiful and precious and serving the Church is one of the truest joys of her life.
Magen is on staff as both a Director of Worship for Citywide DC and Worship Leader at both Citywide DC and McLean Bible Church Tysons in Vienna, VA. She is a worship leader, team leader, ministry leader, and a conference worship leader. Magen is originally from Richardson, Texas and now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and 8 month old daughter.
Magen's three song EP, produced by Rusty Varenkamp with Jennie Lee Riddle as executive producer, is available now on iTunes. Go check it out and purchase it today!
May 2016 Artist Spotlight
For All Seasons began leading worship at Biola University of Southern California in 2007 with the vision to see God receive honor, glory and praise in all areas of life. And now, after the last 8 years of ministering across the country, lead vocalist and songwriter Emily Hamilton says what still matters most is that they inspire listeners to embrace a true heart and lifestyle of worship:
“The God we serve is constantly good, constantly powerful, constantly loving. We long to match that consistency with hearts that worship Him regardless of the circumstances we are in. Our desire is to challenge people to lift their eyes up above their current circumstance and worship God with what He deserves: Everything.”
In the Summer of 2014, after spending several years leading worship at Hume Lake Christian Camps, the band decided to switch gears and devote all of their time to touring and releasing original songs that inspire authentic worship. This decision coincided with the release of the their self-titled album For All Seasons, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel charts in late July. While it was a significant achievement for the young band, they refused to be uprooted from their driving purpose: To use their gifts to usher people into His presence by creating music that manifests the joy of knowing their Creator and encouraging people to know Him deeper. As they continue writing new music in preparation for a late 2016 release, For All Seasons feels empowered and ready to continue encouraging communities, near and far, to worship God in every season.
April 2016 Artist Spotlight
Growing up as a Pastor's kid, church was (and is) a huge part of my life. For as long as I can remember my mom would lead heartfelt hymns from a piano in our tiny church, and my dad would preach. It didn't take long for me to realize that in the hard times of life people cling to songs like, "Hold to God's Unchanging Hand," or "What a Friend We Have in Jesus..." songs that give them hope.
I have always loved the poetic quality and theological depth of traditional hymns. Ever since I started writing songs with my brother at 7 years old, capturing the richness of hymn-like lyrics inside modern, vibrant music has been a great adventure.
I have always wanted to make music for the Church.
I am passionate about community worship in the local church. I want to continue to write songs that declare God's nature, songs that are Trinitarian, congregational, inclusive, singable, encouraging... songs for the Church.
Josh's first full length album, #HOPEINJESUS is now available on iTunes! Click the link below to be forward to the iTunes store now!
Facebook: Josh Lavender's Music Page - facebook.com/joshlavendermusic
March 2016 Artist Spotlight
Jonny Patton is a Worship Director based at St Johns Church in Colchester, England, UK. He was previously Worship Director at All Saints Woodford Wells in North East London for 7 years. He has a heart for leading people into encountering God through song. He leads worship in various contexts.
Jonny was born in Northern Ireland and moved to England to study. It was there where he discovered his love for worship and also his calling to England as a worship leader. He loves tea, theatre, film and playing a certain video game called FIFA.
'Morning Star' was released last June. It was produced by Henry Marsden (Worship Central, Martin Smith, Jake Isaac). He even managed to record in Martin Smith's studio with Jonny Bird on electric guitar. It reached to Number 7 in the Gospel and Christian Chart on iTunes in the UK. It is available through iTunes, Amazon mp3 and Spotify.
Facebook: Jonny Patton's Music Page - facebook.com/J0NNYPATT0NMUSIC
February 2016 Artist Spotlight
Corey Voss is a worship pastor and songwriter living just south of Nashville, TN. Whether its through writing songs, creating music, or serving the local church, His heart is to see God’s people to encounter His presence. Corey recently joined The Rain Collective and Integrity Music as a songwriter and is looking forward to what God is doing to do this year.
Corey enjoys traveling, cooking, drinking coffee or tea, hanging with good friends and family, and talking about one of his favorite health-related things on the planet—essential oils. Corey currently serves on staff at Gateway Church in Shelbyville, Tn as the Worship & Creative Arts pastor.
In November of this last year, Corey released his first live worship EP, “HOW GREAT,” produced by Michael Farren (formerly lead vocalist of Pocket Full of Rocks and writer of ‘Let It Rain’), which is now available on iTunes, Amazon, & Google Play.
January 2016 Artist Spotlight
Dove Award nominated song-writer and artist, Justin Kintzel, is the Worship Pastor at the Yukon, Oklahoma campus of Life.Church where he has the incredible privilege of leading the Yukon community in worship for seven services every weekend. He and his wife, Ashley, are the parents of three amazing kids: two little girls and a baby boy! Justin's passions include worship leading, song-writing, recording, graphic design, video production, people, studying historical facts about the Bible, and just being a dad.
Justin has released 3 albums. His debut EP in 2010 entitled, “You Saved Me”, his first full-length album in 2012 entitled, “Death is Overcome”, and a full-length live worship album in 2015 entitled, “We Are Yours” that reached #4 on the Christian iTunes charts!
December 2015 Artist Spotlight
Brandon Sharp is a worship leader / songwriter / producer who lives in Nashville, TN. If there is anything Brandon wants to be remembered by, it's his love for the church and his desire to see the people of God drawn to the light of the gospel through music and creativity. Brandon believes that God has called him to write fresh songs with timeless truth for the church to lift up.
Brandon helps lead worship at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN every week for students and adults. Long Hollow has 5 campuses all over Nashville with an incredible worship ministry.
Long Hollow Worship is releasing their new Christmas single “Never Be the Same” everywhere on December 12. Make sure to check it out!
November 2015 Artist Spotlight
Napa, California’s husband and wife folk/rock worship duo PARRISH has released their debut EP entitled “Parrish”. The 6 song EP is an eclectic mix of traditional folk, country and rock, all reminiscent of vintage Americana.
Parrish is the musical project of Nate and Rachel Parrish. Nate, having been a part of the Christian music scene for some time in the bands, Worth Dying For (Integrity) and Kingdom (Dream Records), and Rachel, a solo artist in her own right, combine their love of folk/country and rock with honest songwriting and congregational worship. These songs are the culmination of both the struggle and victory they have experienced in their lives together. In styles varying from the upbeat folk sing a long "In the Storm" to the country inspired cover of the classic hymn "Nothing but the Blood", Parrish tells the story of hope and redemption for all at the cross of Christ.
Nate and Rachel currently serve as worship leaders at Hillside Christian Church in Napa, California.
“Music has the unique ability to be able to break down walls and convey a message like nothing else. Our message is that there is hope, redemption and unfailing love to be found in the person of Jesus Christ” - Nate
You can learn more about and follow Parrish by following them on their channels:
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October 2015 Artist Spotlight
Genie is a worship leader from Miami, FL with a passion for leading people into the presence of God. She has had the opportunity to live and serve in the UK, where she developed a deep love for worshipping in community.
Genie is currently recording a brand new 6 song worship EP with producer Kyle Cummings in Nashville. This collection of songs will reflect the spiritual journey experienced whilst in the UK.
To find out more about the upcoming EP and how to support it, visit Genie’s Kickstarter page (ending on October 15).
You can experience more of Genie’s music and life on the following channels:
September 2015 Artist Spotlight
Jessica Crawford is on a mission to Love Out Loud. As a multifaceted minister of the gospel, she aims to partner with churches and ministries to express the passionate love of Jesus Christ to a hurting world through missions, ministry and music. Whether singing, speaking, serving those in need or encouraging the Body of Christ, Jessica is delighted to pour out from the overflow of her personal relationship with God.
Jessica Crawford is an avid tea drinker and sunshine seeker. Originally from Bridgewater, Virginia, she now resides in Nashville, Tennessee where she leads worship, writes songs and reaches out to the inner city.
Her new five song EP "Wildfire," produced by Daniel Ornellas of DoMusic and the band Tree63, is now available for pre-order on iTunes & Google play.
You should also check out the Love Out Loud ministry website led by Jessica!
August 2015 Artist Spotlight
Matthew is an inspiring upcoming worship artist with the joy of the Lord truly dwelling within His heart. From the first time Matthew's mother bought him his first piano, he never looked back. Music became one of his greatest passions. Matthew's life revolves around worship; he knows worship is what He was created for. His life Scripture is Matthew 6:19-21.
Loves God and his family. Loves sports - especially basketball (Go Wizards!!). And of course, MUSIC.
"Hey Worship Exposed! It is truly an honor to be featured on this site, and I am humbled and very grateful. I know that through ministry I will win souls to Christ. I understand completely that my purpose is not one of earthly treasures but one of storing treasures in Heaven. My dream is to minister to the people of God and to win souls to Jesus with my music. There is no greater reward in the world than to know that I have impacted someone's life. I wrote this song in the living room of my parents' house. I was in a private worship session with the Lord, and the bridge dropped into my heart. The rest of the song came from listening to the Word. I hope you enjoy!" -Matthew
You can also like Matthew's Music Page on Facebook.