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YS Interviews Austin French

PM: I read about you being on ABC’s Rising Star in 2014. You finished as the runner up, right? AF: Yes. I did. PM: That’s exciting! Tell us about that experience. AF: Rising Star came out of nowhere in a way. I got a phone call on April…
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YS Interviews KB

The world has taken notice of KB. A Tampa native, Kevin Burgess (KB) has firmly placed his thumbprint on hip-hop while relaying messages of conviction for the cause of Christ. Taking a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year (2014), and…
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YS Interviews Beckah Shae

It’s ingenious how Beckah Shae transforms the lyrics of secular songs into a worship experience. A soulful singer and songwriter, Shae has eight studio CDs, and scored a Dove nomination for her radio single, “LIFE.” Despite coming from…
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YS Interviews Ryan Stevenson

The music of Ryan Stevenson blends influences from soul, pop, and great guitarists to create engaging, acoustic, guitar-driven melodies. Stevenson embraces the idea that some of the most profound moments of worship emerge not from mountain-top…
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YS Interviews Charles Billingsley

Launching his music career more than two decades ago, Charles Billingsley has headlined more than 3,000 concerts and released 24 recordings as a solo artist. Behind the big voice and numerous accolades, he is simply a man on a mission for the…
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Young Salvationist Interviews Hannah Kerr

[one_third] [/one_third][two_third_last] The title of Hannah Kerr’s first full-length album—Overflow—has significant meaning. “The word ‘Overflow’ sums up this whole project,” she says. “Musically, I want what pours out of…
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Brian + Jenn

As co-founders of Bethel Music, WorshipU, Brian and Jenn Johnson have produced over 15 albums that have influenced worship across the global church. Their latest album, After All These Years, was released in January 2017, and includes “You’re…
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Lacey Sturm

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YS Interviews Travis Greene

Travis Greene is a rising star in the Gospel genre, having been covered everywhere from trade magazines like Billboard and Rolling Stone to lifestyle publications like Essence Magazine, TMZ, and The New York Times (only to name a few). In 2017…

Interview — Kari Jobe

Kari Jobe’s timeless songs have carried listeners to the feet of Jesus over and over again. With more than 1 million albums sold, a Grammy nomination, multiple Dove Awards, and praise from The New York Times, Jobe is the most-followed female…

Switchfoot

An Open Letter to THE AMERICAN CHURCH. Oh American Church—I am you. The son of a pastor: born on the west coast, raised on the east. I wrestle with the faith of my fathers—MLK, Bonhoeffer, Kierkegaard, St. Paul, Abraham. We are born from…

YS Interviews Seth Bolt of NEEDTOBREATHE

South Carolina rock band NEEDTOBREATHE has five albums behind them, a Grammy nomination, and sellout arena shows. Their latest album, Hard Love (July 2016) made the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums as well as the Top Christian Albums…
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YS Interviews Ginny Owens

In Love Be The Loudest (2016), her ninth studio release, Ginny Owens throws off expectations, and with renewed faith, inspires her fans to seek God’s voice above all others. “Most people think my greatest life challenge is blindness; I’ve…

YS Interviews Lacey Sturm

If you haven’t heard of rock princess Lacey Sturm, you’re missing out. The Grammy-nominated artist led and co-founded the hard rock band Flyleaf in 2002, and since 2012 has been rocking out even more in her solo career. In 2016, she became…

SOUND BITES

All Sons & Daughters [two_third] [/two_third][one_third_last] Folksy. Peaceful. Inspiring. Just a few words that remind us of All Sons & Daughters’ new album. Check out our interview in December's issue. [...] [one_third_last] Audrey…

YS Interviews All Sons & Daughters

Friends David Leonard and Leslie Jordan joined forces in 2010 to form All Sons & Daughters. The Grammy-nominated duo released their fourth album, Poets & Saints (2016), in September to high acclaim. Its lyrics point to the truth that…

An Interview with Transform DJs

Fusing electronic beats with a Christ-centered message, Transform DJs are known for their high-energy concerts that captivate audiences internationally. The raving trio from Denver, Colorado is comprised of DJ Omni (Tim Heil), DJ Jonathan Burgess,…
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Interview with John Cooper of Skillet

Skillet has cemented its place as one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. The double Grammy-nominated rockers have sold more than 11 million albums worldwide and have won a Billboard Music Award for their platinum-certified Awake…
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Audrey Assad - Interview

Audrey Assad’s music has an angelic and ethereal quality that will inspire and touch your soul, to say the least. Lauded by The New York Times, Assad is a multiple Dove Award nominee, an iTunes Christian Breakthrough Album of the Year recipient…
Interview: Damien Horne

Interview: Damien Horne

Horne grew up in Hickory, North Carolina. His childhood was littered with the roadblocks of public housing, gangs, prison, abuse, and addiction, but Damien managed to dodge most of them and survive all. Born in 1978 to his unmarried parents,…

Interview: Matt Maher

PM: How did your walk with Jesus begin, and where is it now? MM:Well it started in childhood, in the sense that I’ve always believed in God. I was born and raised Catholic. But, although I grew up in high school, my faith didn’t. There…